My question involves injury or loss that occurred in the state of: CA
All of my life I have suffered from severe mental illness that has rendered me incapable of functioning normally. I can't keep a job, I don't have friends, my relationships all ended up in disaster and am I alienated from my children.
I have been getting treatment all along but it has been the incorrect treatment. I recently had a new evaluation and it has come to light that my disorder was caused by being sexually abused as a child. By the nature of this disorder, I have blocked out all memories of the occurrence. But between the clarity that has come from my new medication and starting to put the pieces together, it is becoming very clear that I was sexually abused at around the age of 12 (I am 44 now)
My mother allowed her boyfriend (who is a diagnosed schizophrenic) to abuse me. It appears from talking to my sister- who's memory is also foggy- was also abused.
My question is that, since this has just come to light in recent months, can I sue my mother for allowing and not reporting this abuse? Has the statute of limitations run out? If not, what will I need to prove this occurred?
I have adequate medical records to confirm the nature and cause of my illness. There are also records to show the perpetrator was mentally unsound. I also recall us being removed from the home at some point during their relationship.
Do I have a case?