A: Your question is difficult because we have few facts. If it was a car accident then hopefully you have insurance and your insurance company will defend you by hiring a lawyer for you. If it was not a car accident then maybe you own a home and the insurance on your home may also cover you and pay for your lawyer. If you don't own a home and it was not a car accident then it was someother type of incident and unless you are quite wealthy it is unlikely that this person will find an attorney to represent him against you. If you get a letter from an attorney who is representing this person then you need to pay for a consultation with an attorney and find out your rights. Best of Luck.
A: Before you can bring an action you must be able to prove the connectivity between the radio activity and the cancer. Most people believe there is a connection between radioactivity exposure and cancer, but that does not mean your thyriod cancer was caused by an exposure in 1986. Before you contact an attorney make sure your doctors agree that is the cause of the cancer. If they can prove that then you may have a case. Good Luck.
A: Let's distinguish intentional vs accidental hitting. If the hitting was intentional then it is a battery and she can sue him for battering her. If the hitting was unintentional then it would be a case of negligence, and the question would be whether the doctor acted unreasonably in light of the circumstances and breached his duty of care to her and caused her foreseeable harm in the course of the surgery. In either case she would need to establish damages. The damages must be significant enough to warrent an action. Otherwise the suit is not worth anyone's time or effort. If the injury is worth the time to report to an attorney most will give her a free consultation. Best of Luck.