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I am very sorry this happened. I think you want to respond to LL demanding the deposit back in full noting that you caused no damages to the property. You also may expressly reserve rights, or demand damages in connection with injuries sustained by tenant and residents during the tenancy. If you make a demand, you may elect to leave amount open or seek to place a number on the injury based in part on medical expenses incurred and to be incurred. LL should take note of its exposure, and not return the deposit since the claim you have far exceeds the deposit and will make LL incur substantial legal fees. You should give LL a short deadline to return the deposit.
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