can I recover from an error made by the doctor or from the hospital were surgery was done based on not having the ability to reason? When I was able to understand that I was paraplegic and would be in pain 24/7 the rest of my life, it was too late to sue. It is true and I am still in pain today. This happen about 11 years ago and the first two, the pain was so sever, I could not think. I didn't even know my name. When asked what happen to me, I was told the doctor who operated on me had died of cancer six months prior and they hoped he did not have cancer when he operated. This of course threw me on the mercy of the state. Out of all these years I still do not qualify for the benefits I worked and paid into. They say the programs are there but I can't find them. Can I sue the State.