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We live in Ohio. I have a friend, "G," who was

We live in Ohio. I have a friend, "G," who was assaulted and seriously injured by his girlfriend's brother at a barbeque on the 4th of July. The girlfriend invited her brother and other family members to the barbeque under protest from G. My friend, who is 33 years old and owner of the house where he was assaulted, also has a 12-year-old son whom he has sole custody of who witnessed the assault. G. was in his garage playing pool while grilling and was sucker-punched by his girlfriend's brother, a former military man with combat skills training who never liked G. and has threatened him in the past. The incident happened in front of several people (including the 12-year-old boy); however all but one were members of the girlfriend's family. G. did not lay a hand on his attacker-G's jaw was broken in two places and most of his teeth were broken. Someone called 911 and the local police arrived at the scene and, of course, the girlfriend and her family all claimed that her brother was not responsible for G's injuries. Only G's friend reported to the police that G. was sucker-punched and not at fault. The police did not question anyone separately but instead asked questions of the whole group. No one questioned the 12-year-old boy. The police wrote a report that claimed no one was at fault and in fact cited G. for disorderly conduct because he was crying out in pain too loudly. The brother did not have a scratch on him.G. had to be rushed by ambulance to a Level 1 trauma center at a hospital 80 miles away-the only location where a surgeon with the requisite skill could be found. He had to wait, in great pain, for 12 hours until the surgeon could be located. He underwent an almost 5-hour surgery to repair his jaw and it is now wired tightly shut and he cannot talk or eat. He was in the hospital for almost a week. He also had to take two weeks off work and has had to cut back on his hours because of weakness due to breathing problems from the wiring and his inability to communicate and eat. He will need further dental surgery since almost all his teeth were broken (not covered by his insurance). G. is on Medicaid.His child who witnessed the incident is traumatized and refuses to go back to G's home, stating that he is afraid that his father will be assaulted again in front of him. G. has to stay with his parents for at least three weeks because he is liable to suffocate at any time due to the wiring (someone always has to be present to cut the wires should he become unable to breathe.) He is in great pain and is also hesitant to return to his home, fearing for his life should the now ex-girlfriend's brother return. He possesses an insurance policy for his home.Questions: Can G. use his home insurance policy to cover the medical expenses not covered by Medicaid that he has incurred since the incident occurred in his home?Can G. sue the ex-military brother for assault and battery and numerous other tortious actions involving mental duress, loss of income, etc. on his behalf and for the mental duress suffered by his son? Is there a chance to collect from the brother any monies toward the medical bills along with damages for pain and suffering?Finally, I am a law school graduate. If I do so without compensation, and with G's permission and with permission of the court of jurisdiction, can I act as a legal advisor to G if he files pro se? If I find a licensed attorney who will supervise me while I do most of the legwork for the case and oversee my work can I then help my friend pro bono? He is in no position to afford an attorney and Legal Aid for our region is swamped and has refused to help.Thank you. Sorry this sounds like an essay question on a state bar exam.

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This questions is regarding a 35 year old woman diagnosed

This questions is regarding a 35 year old woman diagnosed with lymphoma cancer approximately 9 years ago. The patient's primary care physician was on vacation in July, 2013 and told the patient that if she had any problems while the doctor was away togo to local ER. A home health care nurse sent her to the ER during this time. A report from the local hospital emergency room doctor stated “upon the patient's arrival at the hospital that the patient is another "Street Junkie"”. This report was made upona 6 minute long evaluation where no urine was drawn, no blood or anything else done to provide evidence of his statement. The patient refused his treatment when he ordered a nurse to give the patient a shot of Narcan. The patient is allergic to Narcan. Thenext morning, the patient's Mother called the head of ER and asked what the file said and was informed it alleged that the patient was at the emergency room the night before because of drug abuse. The patient has on pain medications for neuropathy, back andleg pain that goes with the disease since the cancer diagnosis. This 6 minute report caused the patient to lose treatment and doctors. The same doctor has checked the patient since that time and said she is fine. However, the patient had to return to the ERthe next day, because she could not urinate on her own and he refused to catheterize her and gave her a fluid pill which only complicates the problem since she could not urinate. The patient returned home and almost collapsed with pain. She went to anotherhospital where she was diagnosed with Rabdomyletisi and was admitted to ICU for 5 days. On the 6th of October, the patient suffered a very bad seizure and an ambulance was called. The patient's Mother called the asked that the patient be taken to UT in Knoxville(approximately 60 miles away). The Paramedic said that as bad as it appeared that back up from local hospital was needed. Upon arrival to the local hospital, the emergency room doctor was the one that stated in his previous report that the patient was a junkieand seeking pain meds. He refused to call UT. He accused the patient of drug seeking and stated she didn't have a seizure. A non-contrast CT was ordered and the patient suffered another seizure while inside the CT tube. The patient chewed her tongue and lipduring the seizure. When she came out of the tube and regained conscience the doctor was pounding on the patient's chest and pushed her thumb nails until they were bleeding. He continued to state that the patient did not have a seizure and she was faking it.He was reported him to the hospital. The patient has been advised by the local sheriff's department to make a charge of assault and battery at the local police department (hospital under police jurisdiction instead of county. The patient has fears that sheis not going to be able to get actual records today from the hospital and she doesn't trust the city police department when it comes to a doctor versus a patient. What should the patient do? The family wants this doctor to pay for all the sadness, depressionand injuries inflicted on the patient and her family. Thank you.

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My 35 year old son was shot several times. My son was

my 35 year old son was shot several times. My son was breaking into a home at the time. He was not armed and only got to the front door. The homeowner chased him down and shot him. The homeowner also continue to shoot up the automobile. My son is serving 12 years in prison and the homeowner was not indicated. I know my son was wrong, but the homeowner was also wrong. We come from a small town and the homeowner is the brother in law of the judge. Do we have a civil case? It happen in Ironton, Ohio

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I have a question. My husband quit his job on 21 May

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If hospital staff persisted in a treatment/therapy when the

If hospital staff persisted in a treatment/therapy when the patient moaned /groaned, verbalized pain levels of - and asked that the treatment stop, is this assault and battery?

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I asked a questions about criminal assault, my husband punched

I asked a questions about criminal assault, my husband punched a guy in the mouth 15 stitches, he admits to it, The victim got a lawyer who wants to resolve the matter with us which means they are probably looking to civilly sue. In PA what is the average civil suit for simple assault, including medical damages. We will pay medical costs, my husband has no prior record, I don't know if that matters.

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I filed an assault and battery charge against a coworker who

I filed an assault and battery charge against a coworker who punched me in the eye. Also, due to a temporary suspension, the incident led to forgone income I could have made. First of all, he provoked me at work by snatching a bag that's mine and thenelevated his arm (a gesture to take the first hit in a fight) and told me what r u going to do about it? Eventually he charged at me while I was walking away. He then seung at me, but I leaned back and his fist landed on a bag i was holding, knocking it offmy hands. Feeling threatened, I grabbed him by the nexk with one arm and kept him at a safe distance from me. But, coworkers came into it to stop it from escalating further, at which point my hands were held down by a coworker and he sucker punched me. Thereare a few witnesses and he has enough money to pay me income forgone due to the suspension.. so far about $800.

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My son and his girlfriend were viciously attacked and beaten

My son and his girlfriend were viciously attacked and beaten by 2 women and 8 men. This happened 3-29. He has been hospitalized 3 times and rec'd stitches and surgery. There were 5 ribs broken. He bled internally and is still on oxygen and taking blood thinners due to the many blood clots still in his system. I don't understand how the dectective or DA could possibly even believe "mutual combat"!! He has been unable to work and is still in pain. Does he have any recourse? His medical bills are astronomical.If he hires an attorney, how should he select one?

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HOW DO I FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE WHO PHYSICALLY ATTACKED ME INSIDE THE SCHOOL AT THE POLLING PLACE AND DEFAMED ME CALLING ME "PSCYCHOTIC" INFRONT OF OTHER RESIDENTS AS WELL AS THE BOARD'S LEGAL COUNSEL?

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