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Postby niiicolaaah » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:09 am

Ugh... people are so stupid. This society is so sue-happy.

Maybe I should sue the tree that fell across the road for pain and suffering due to making it take longer for me to get home. Or sue the firemen for not getting it out of the way fast enough. :roll:
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Postby Capitalize » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:16 am

Not adequate signs giving warnings? Yeesh, I guess during their several rides they never noticed the signs warning about heart problems et al. :roll: Seems really stupid to me. But at least its not one of those ridiculous so many million dollar lawsuits.

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Postby dr.gumbo » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:56 am

Hear it from England (basically a more detailed version):

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1143457/British-teenager-sues-Disney-Tower-Of-Terror-ride-left-brain-damaged.html


"The pair, from Kibworth, Leicestershire, claim the theme park owner was negligent and failed to provide proper safety restraints."

Is it just me or am I right in saying that both of those arguments aren't even related to the incident.

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Postby ebl » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:35 pm

"As for proper restraints....what kind of restraint is on TOT? Seat belt?" (spaceace12)

When I first rode WDW's Tower in 2002, most seats had only a lap bar (a few seats had a seatbelt instead). Since then, they've converted to seatbelts on all seats.

I'm not sure exactly what sort of restraint system and ride warnings these people think would have prevented what happened to them. Do we know if they had any pre-existing conditions?

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Postby HEADCHEEZ » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:22 pm

*sigh* It's people like this that want to make me scream in the middle of math class!

You don't sue a park because you didn't know you had a heart condition! It's not disney's fault!
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Postby Teacups Make Me Sick » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:23 pm

This doesn't make any sense...even if they had signs posted everywhere about the warnings, they didn't mention that the girl had a pre-existing condition (which she shouldn't ride it if she did, warning or no).

So what good would proper signage be anyway?

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Postby ebl » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:26 pm

^ Sometimes people have a pre-existing condition, but are unaware of it till something aggravates it, like a thrill ride. Unfortunately, though, some people do know about a condition and choose to ignore it.

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Postby Teacups Make Me Sick » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:31 pm

^Right, thats what I meant, unless the girl knew about a pre-existing condition...then signs wouldn't do her any good.

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Postby the ghost » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:17 pm

People are so stupid. There are so many warnings on all of Disney attractions, ride operator explanation before almost every ride. Is it not a common rule of thumb: if you have a heart condition do not ride rides(such as drop rides) that may make it worse. If you were not aware you had heart issues-your lucky! you now know you have a heart condition and can try to find ways to make it worse. If you were sewing CF or something, it would make more sense, Disney cast members are like the best ride operators on Earth.

That was a lot longer of a rant than I expected. :|

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Postby Ed » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:04 pm

I apologise on behalf of England for this stupid woman and her "claim". And that god awful DailyMail article.

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