Read your Home Inspection report. They ususally contain disclaimers and what they are 'responsible' for. Once you have done that, if you still have questions, you should contact a Real Estate Attorney and Real Estate Brokers and Agents cannot provide legal advice. (Or, at least they shouldn't).
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If you feel that the missed item(s) were pre-existing issues and therefore should have been caught by the inspector your first step should be to call that inspector back and have them re-inspect these issues that you're questioning. Make sure you do this prior to having any repairs made. This will allow the inspector to re-examine the problem areas and determine if these item(s) were infact pre-existing and therefore should have been found and reported in their initial report. If the inspector acknowledges the item(s) should have been caught by them then you have the right to request that any repairs be made and paid for by the inspector at that time. If the inspector refuses then you should consult with a Licensed Attorney that specializes in real estate law to determine what your next course of action should be. I hope this answers your question.