Called back the attorney that my cousin had sent me to, her cousin. After telling their nurse my story, what the doc said and what happened to me as a result, she consulted with the partners.
Turns out that they don't want my case because it's "not worth anything." Because I had a termination, there are "no damages." You can't sue for pain and suffering for something like this in this state. She said that no judge would hear the case because the law doesn't recognize these damages in this state
Had this happened 15 miles away, in New Jersey, I'd have a case that was "worth something", as the law is different there and they recognize the pain and suffering of what I went through there.
I am pretty good at finding the positive in things. I'm in no different a situation than I was before the phone call, and at least what I went through was "worth something" somewhere, which, were I in a better place, would be somewhat validating. It was like all the emotions tied up in what I went through bubbled up this afternoon. I pulled a friend into my office, cried, was angry, cursed and just kept getting upset. I, of course, had a group to run in ten minutes. It wasn't a good situation. I did it with showing a movie and then talking about it, so I could just not have to be "on" for an hour and a half. During the drive home I talked to myself, yelling and yelling and crying, pretending I was talking to a friend about it.
No one can really help me with this. There's nothing to say. I have to tell DH, who will be hurt, too. I have mega student loans, and this would have made me independent, but I made my bed when I took out the loans, and I shouldn't be angry over that. I wasn't counting on a case, either, but I'm furious that another state recognizes it but not this one. I wish, oh how I wish I could fight and get the doctor for what he did to me.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius