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You can ask the head DA to reconsider, but the DA has basically unlimited discretion. Getting the attacker convicted will not necessarily cover your medical bills anyway, but a civil suit should let you recover for all damages including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc.
You have 3 years from the date of the injury to file a civil suit, see
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