What are the precedents? I was given forced meds and the hospital de-stabilized me. I am just now getting better.
The bills are paid because I have Medicare and NC-Medicaid. I have only a small bill from Central Regional Hospital from a previous stay.
The pain and suffering were time lost from being kept so long and the trauma of that damn pysch ward: the violence of doors slamming, social dynamics with racism and people who get bothering me, the food was questionable and looked like it wasn't made with care, the unseen power struggle with staff, and the hopelessness of not being released. The first time I was there, i was kept for 3-consecutive committments - 300 days. Not knowing when you will leave alone is great suffering.
It was too much, but i do not seem to have much traction with the law. I don't want compensation to go and see a psychologist. I want a pain and suffering award for peace of mind.
So...i should talk to a personal injury attorney about my case - even though my physical body is well, but my mind is not the same? It's shameful to mention a mind that is not well, but being the person I am, i still remember the loogies, and piss on the floor, and feces in the quiet room.
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