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I am sickened to hear this story.
I cannot possibly know what she can win in court or with an out of court settlement as she needs a lawyer to consider all the facts in detail and perhaps also have a medical expert review her medical evidence.
What she should do, at once, is see a medical malpractice lawyer.
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It is not possible for me to even give a fair ball park idea but unless she owes you hundreds of thousands of dollars I assume that she will be able to pay you back, but really it depends on what happens going forward. For example, how many treatments will she need, will these treatments work, during the treatments can she earn income, during the treatments can she take care of her child, will she make a partial recovery, will she make a full recovery, will she suffer from mental distress because of this horrible stress she is undergoing, will she need ongoing care during the treatments, will she need ongoing care afterwards...
So there is no way I can tell you if I were to give you an honest answer about what she might recover in terms of damages.