I'm the one who was injured by the head of the physical therapy dept. of a hospital during her evaluation of me before treatment. I am to go to a shoulder specialist next week. Have had MAJOR pain. From what I have found so far, I am banking on surgery as a fix for me. If so, or if there will be long term consequenses of what ever they do determine is causing the pain, I think I will want to at least look into some sort of damages or compensation. My expenses so far are covered under my employer's health insurance. They do not know at this time that the injury was caused by the therapist. My human resources director says that when they find out, they may stop paying. He says if I see a lawyer about a suit, and they find out, they will definitely stop paying. If I do sue, and win any money, they will expect to be paid back any money they have paid for my care. That's ok - it's only fair. But, for now, I need them to keep paying. I have heard to keep a "journal" but so far, to be honest, I have spent so much time trying to live through this pain, I have not done this. It takes a lot to ice, heat, TENS, etc - plus the exhaustion of pain. I have a folder full of notes like "could not start weedeater due to pain" or, "could not make pork and saurkraut for dinner cause I could not open the jar" or "had to hire neighbor to dig hole to bury my cat because I could not use a shovel"..... and I have typed and sent or faxed notes to Dr about needing pain relief and updates on swelling and pain instead of calling so they have those notes in my records. I imagine they will blame it all on FMS. SO- do any of you have experience with suing anyone who has injured you? Can you give me any hints as to what I should do?