[T]he very act of being a plaintiff in a tort suit has the potential to provide therapeutic benefits.

The act of being a plaintiff in a tort suit also can aid specifically in the healing process for victims of violence.

Victims of violence usually desire redress for the injustice inflicted on them, and the quest for compensation can be an important part of the victim’s recovery.

 

Camille Carey, Domestic Violence Torts: Righting a Civil Wrong, 62 Kansas L. Rev. 695, 742 (2014).