It sounds like from your facts that you may possibly have a mal practice case. I would contact a local malpractice / personal injury attorney before you accept any dinner or compensation from the party that you claim injured you.
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Before accepting the dinner invitation determine if you have a case by retaining an attorney who can investigate the events mentioned. Many attorneys offer free consultations. You can search for an attorney in your area right here on avvo.
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You need to talk to a local malpractice attorney before getting your free dinner. Look right here at www.avvo.com
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You very well may have a malpractice case, the question is are your damages sufficient to justify the costs and your time and risks to you for defense costs, etc.
I would find a local attorney through AVVO for a review of your case
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There is no free lunch. Call Abbott Brown in West Orange and tell him I suggested you call. Good luck.
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