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Are you saying the assault was a year and a half ago?Are you still living with your husband?
You can call the police and ask to make a report.
You can explain that this was a serious case of domestic violence and how you tried to report this but got too scared but now you are ready to make the report and especially want to do this because you realize that you have suffered long term, likely permanent injury at his hands.
There is no time limit for assault causing bodily harm if the Crown decides to proceed by way of indictment (treating it more seriously) than as a summary conviction offence.
The police charging him is separate from any civil action. His sentencing is not going to deal with costs for your medical treatment.
But you can raise this in family court.
You have to report this to the police if you want him charged.
You need a family lawyer to assist you in getting issues relating to the division of assets and support resolved and this issue of medical expenses can be raised as one of the issues.