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Senator Rand Paul's attorneys say in a court filing that he plans to undergo hernia surgery in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor attacked Paul while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home.
The filing in Paul's lawsuit against Rene Boucher says the senator will travel to Ontario, Canada, for outpatient surgery scheduled later this month.
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The document says the surgery is related to the 2017 attack. Boucher pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress and was sentenced to 30 days in prison after the attack. Federal prosecutors are appealing the sentence.
He will be treated at the private Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Thornhill, a suburb of Toronto, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.
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It is one of Canada's few private hospitals; most of the country's medical facilities are part of its single-payer socialized health system.
The Republican senator filed a lawsuit in June last year seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages from neighbor Rene Boucher for the November 3, 2017, assault.
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In the lawsuit, the Kentucky politician said he suffered 'physical pain and mental suffering' when Boucher tackled him to the ground while he was out mowing his lawn, causing him to fracture multiple ribs. In the aftermath, Sen. Paul also dealt with recurrent pneumonia because of the broken ribs.
Boucher has said previously that his actions were brought on by Sen. Paul repeatedly stacking yard debris near their shared property line in Bowling Green - making it hard for him...
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