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I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this. Ok, so it seems like you may have an issue of defamation on your hands. What defamation means is that there is a false and defamatory statement, published to a third party, by a defendant, that causes harm to the plaintiff. The plaintiff could receive damages in a lawsuit for defamation if the plaintiff required medical or mental health treatment as a result of the defamatory communications and the plaintiff is also entitled to recover damages for his/her health care bills and expenses, just like in a regular personal injury case. You could also recover from lost earnings as well. Lost earnings and lost earning capacity refer to the earnings (i.e., wages or salary) that the victim lost or will lose -- past, present, and future -- as a result of the defamation. Lost earnings and lost earning capacity also includes any employment benefits such as health insurance, vacation time, pension or 401(k) contributions, and the like that the victim may have lost. So, if you are able to prove those elements of defamation in court, you could be given some compensation for the trouble you've gone through.
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