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*A Los Angeles-based nurse who decided to take a photo of a female patient who had gouged out her own eyes with pencils, is being sued – along with the hospital and its administration – because the photo has now gone viral on the Internet, according to the patients’ attorney.

The unidentified plaintiff, purposely not named in the lawsuit, was treated at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in 2012 after she attempted suicide by jamming the pencils through her eyes at another facility and was rushed to the hospital, according to her lawyer, Douglas Johnson.

Be warned: Scroll down to see a shocking photograph.

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