A volitional, violent act that is not performed in self defense is not a 'mishap.' What if I punched you because I didn't like your hair color?
Call it lack of judgement, an inappropriate response or whatever. The point was the ton of bricks reaction. If somebody hits me in the face - which is of a different order of magnitude altogether - while I'd like redress of some kind, I don't think it warrants cleaning out someone's bank account or loosing their property or such. There is no need to go after people like an avenging angel.
Which brings to mind all the accounts we read here of childhood punishments, with parents whacking the hell out of their kids with belts and switches, paddles and what not, followed by enemas, soaps sticks and so on. Or the school physical punishments. And then declaiming that they are the better for it. Which then get likes and approval, ostensibly because of the physical violence.
The point being it would be so disproportionate. Not that it should be allowed. Of course not.
And even then ... a stern matron twitching an erection with a pencil because she's an old, prudish biddy, is something we could think of as being a fitting joke for a 'Carry On Nurse' movie ... not for a 'Kramer vs Kramer' ... there is after all, something old fashioned comical about the image I have in my head about a nurse doing that.