Is my friend responsible for the cost if I am uninsured? 2 Answers as of September 19, 2017

One of my friends joked on me. He popped a balloon right next to my ear. Right now, I'm having a hearing loss because of that. I'm going to a hospital to get my ear checked out.

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Candiano Law Office | Charles J. Candiano
"Popping" a balloon next to your ear is not likely to cause permanent hearing loss and no medical care is going to mitigate any potential hearing loss so you could not require your friend to pay for medical care. Moreover, even if you have sustained hearing loss, it would be impossible to prove unless you have a recent audiogram, for comparison.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 9/19/2017
Mark G. Patricoski, P.C. | Mark G. Patricoski
That would be a yes.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 9/19/2017
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