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*past and future medical care expenses related to the injuries suffered from the violence.
 
*past and future medical care expenses related to the injuries suffered from the violence.
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Damages can also be claimed as ''punitive damages'' or ''aggravated damages'', both of which are in fact intended to punish the abuser for his or her conduct rather than to compensate the person who has suffered the family violence for his or her losses. Aggravated damages are awarded when the wrongful act took place in humiliating or undignified circumstances. Punitive damages are awarded when the wrongful act deserves additional punishment because it was of a "harsh, vindictive, reprehensible and malicious nature."
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Damages can also be claimed as ''punitive damages'' or ''aggravated damages'', both of which are in fact intended to punish an alleged abuser for his or her conduct rather than to compensate the person who has suffered the family violence for his or her losses. Aggravated damages are awarded when the wrongful act took place in humiliating or undignified circumstances. Punitive damages are awarded when the wrongful act deserves additional punishment because it was of a "harsh, vindictive, reprehensible and malicious nature."
    
The most common tort claim in situations of family violence is a claim based on ''assault and battery''. ''Assault'' technically means wrongfully threatening to harm someone; ''battery'' means wrongfully attacking and harming someone.
 
The most common tort claim in situations of family violence is a claim based on ''assault and battery''. ''Assault'' technically means wrongfully threatening to harm someone; ''battery'' means wrongfully attacking and harming someone.

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