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No I was not badly hurt only emotionally. I was abuse at the age of 8 by a 16 year old neighbor boy. All that trauma came back. I was emotionally a wreck for two weeks after this incident. I also had a bruise of about the size of a quarter on my left arm. My insicion on my back was not hurt.
Mary,Thank you for your follow-up and your patience. I was offline for the full 4th of July weekend due to family obligations. Please allow me to assist you this morning.Having said that, the hospital is not liable for solely emotional pain--a typical personal injury claim has to have 'physical' injury, that is, a bruise, medical costs, and pain and suffering. Similarly, they aren't liable for past memories that came up that aren't directly related to the injury UNLESS the hospital was aware of your past and intentionally harmed in that way to attempt to cause harm--then you could have a a potential claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Since you likewise had a bruise, that is also actionable and does permit you to retain a personal injury attorney so as to seek redress.Good luck.
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