Harmed in the hospital? Should you sue?

Ryan and Leah Jeffers filed a lawsuit against Sacramento's Methodist Hospital, alleging malpractice for their daughter, Malyia.

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If ongoing care is needed for injuries, that's a good sign you may have a caseThe delayed diagnosis of a treatable complication would qualify as actionableOnce you sue your doctor, your relationship with him or her effectively ends

(CNN) -- Ryan Jeffers finds it hard to believe his daughter, Malyia, went from being a perfectly healthy 2-year-old who loved to dance, sing and entertain to an amputee facing a lifetime of medical care.

"I can't believe something so small turned into something so big," recalls Jeffers, who n