Re: Surgery Mishap
the original pain due to air put into the abdominal cavity was actually a real pain. It can be extremely uncomfortable (read; hurts a LOT)
Personally, I cannot see any relation between her neck problem and the tubal ligation surgery. It doesn't make any sense. Unless there was an accident in the surgery (she was dropped when transferring her from surgical gurney to recovery or something such as that), I just cannot see how there would have been any injury of her neck.
Regardless, once the statute of limitations has expired, there really isn't anything you can do, even if you did find out it was from the surgery. That is what the initial SOL is for. Since nobody could link the injury with the surgery, then there would be no way to prevail in court anyway.
I do not know if the(neck) surgery could have attributed to the second disc rupture or not. If it could, if it was a known consequence of surgery, you likely signed a acknowledgment of such and would now not be able to sue because of it. If it was not a known consequence, you will have to prove something the doctor did caused the problem or that you should have been told of a limitation that if not followed, could result in the second rupture. That is something you would have to investigate.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.