Can I sue my new landlord for 5300 ER bill in Az

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Can I sue my new landlord for 5300 ER bill in Az

Under my old leases I was able to pay rent on 3rd of monththat’s when I get SS check. On feb 2 there was notice about violating my lease wanting 25 late fee plus. Over weekend I’m being more stressed as I don’t have any extra money and cant pay.End up with chest pressure all day Sunday go to ER. It was stress but Dr said because of other health problems I should have come in high risk for heart attack stroke. The next week Mgr says its, notice, isn’t real the new owner dosent charge late fees until 6th. I don’t know what the point of this was. Hope my insurance pays bill

Asked on February 28, 2018 under Personal Injury, Arizona

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, you cannot sue for this. The causal link is far too weak and attenuated--even if you were "stressed" by this notice, that's not why you had chest pressure or pain; rather that was because of you "other health problems" and that you are "high risk for heart attack [and] stroke." Your landlord is not responsible for your health issues. Furthermore, it is not reasonably (logically) foreseeable that a notice like you describe would cause heart problems, since millions and millions of people get various notices from landlords monthly without them causing health issues, so chest pressure is not a logical or foreseeable consequence of such a notice--but only foreseeable consequences can lead to liability.


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