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Yes, he can be sued for battery. You can also have him arrested for attempting to poison you.
The statute of limitations in Iowa is 2 years. So you have until September 2017 to file.
If he denies paternity then you will need to sue and the court can order DNA/paternity testing.
I am still here. Had to take a call.
The paternity is not at issue for the poisoning.
All you need to show is that he poisoned you. Whether or not he was the father is not relevant to the poisoning, other than to show motive.
I do not know how you would stop him from marrying, but your first step regarding the poisoning is to report it to the police. Let them handle the investigation. It will be difficult to prove after so much time has passed. Perhaps he will confess under questioning.