This is ridiculous.
When you choose to enter this profession, you're volunteering
to potentially be exposed to blood, guts, rearranged body parts, foul odors, infectious goop, and all manner of other unpleasant realities. You can't sue someone just because you were called on to do exactly what you deliberately and of your own free will elected to do for a living.
My colleagues to the south are embarrassing me today.
I'm really torn over the notion that we can sue each other just because our feelings get hurt. On the one hand, in a capitalist society, in which corporate entities are legal persons, the only way to punish those "persons" is to reach deep into their pockets. You can't imprison a corporation. You can't cane it, or put it in the stocks, or electrocute it. And when judgment awards for the actual crimes committed aren't enough, relative to the wealth of the corporate "person", to make the point and change bad behavior, I can see where punitive damages might give a little more oomph to the proceedings.
But it seems they've become a get-rich-quick ticket for injured parties with dollar signs in their big, tear-filled, puppydog eyes. And that's odious. Bad shit happens in life. Under very special circumstances, maybe the bad shit that happened to you should come with a fat check. Maybe. But cashing in for doing the job you freely chose to do, a job you knew came fraught with physical and emotional dangers of precisely this nature? That's low.