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    NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    You are not going to believe this story at all, but here it is:

    A little girl from Queens spent a week in the hospital, after severely burning her feet at a New York City playground.

    So, why is the city suing her family?

    Isabella Kern is 4 years old, and once again feels comfortable playing at Annandale Park in Forest Hills. When she was 1 years old she was at the park with her grandmother, took off her shoes to play in the sprinkler and when she ran toward the slides her bare feet touched the black rubber matting.

    "As soon as she had put her feet on this mat, ultimately the second that her feet had touched that ground it immediately melted the skin on her feet," said Chris Kern, Isabella's father.

    Isabella spent five days at the Cornell burn unit and couldn't walk for nine days. Her parents are concerned about other kids getting burned on these mats that can reach temperatures of more than 160 degrees, so they sued the city.
    So how does New York City respond to the lawsuit? By suing the victim's grandmother, charging her with negligence.

    I have no words to describe this. Perhaps someone can come up with the proper words to describe New York's actions without being banned from DP? Good luck with that.

    Article is here.
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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You are not going to believe this story at all, but here it is:

    So how does New York City respond to the lawsuit? By suing the victim's grandmother, charging her with negligence.

    I have no words to describe this. Perhaps someone can come up with the proper words to describe New York's actions without being banned from DP? Good luck with that.

    Article is here.
    Sounds like the City has hired a private firm who are more likely to engage in typical legal bully tactics. Unless the family attorney is working on a contingency, then the meter is running with every filing and every deposition.

    They would be smarter to get together a group of ten children who were injured in a similar way and file it as a class action. There is strength in numbers.

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    They didn't sue the city because they were concerned about other kids getting hurt. They were sueing the city, because right after it happened, they saw dollar signs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You are not going to believe this story at all, but here it is:

    So how does New York City respond to the lawsuit? By suing the victim's grandmother, charging her with negligence.

    I have no words to describe this. Perhaps someone can come up with the proper words to describe New York's actions without being banned from DP? Good luck with that.

    Article is here.
    It doesn't really surprise me. We are a very litigious country. NYC will probably win too.

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They didn't sue the city because they were concerned about other kids getting hurt. They were sueing the city, because right after it happened, they saw dollar signs.
    Do you have proof that they are just opportunists or is this just another baseless claim? I can't speak for everyone, but if this happened to my kid you'd better believe I would sue the city.

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You are not going to believe this story at all, but here it is:

    So how does New York City respond to the lawsuit? By suing the victim's grandmother, charging her with negligence.

    I have no words to describe this. Perhaps someone can come up with the proper words to describe New York's actions without being banned from DP? Good luck with that.

    Article is here.
    Usually I think these lawsuits are bull****, but the family has legitimate beef here. And the city is just being a bunch of yellow bellied douche bags by trying to deflect the blame.
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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They didn't sue the city because they were concerned about other kids getting hurt. They were sueing the city, because right after it happened, they saw dollar signs.
    Yeah, because I bet they didn't have any medical expenses or anything ...

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Do you have proof that they are just opportunists or is this just another baseless claim? I can't speak for everyone, but if this happened to my kid you'd better believe I would sue the city.
    Is there a new rule against expressing an opinion on this forum, or is this just harrassment? If there's a new rule, I would appreciate you directing me to it, because I definitely missed it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Is there a new rule against expressing an opinion on this forum, or is this just harrassment? If there's a new rule, I would appreciate you directing me to it, because I definitely missed it.
    I simply asked you to back up your claim. If you can't do that, feel free to ignore or report my posts rather than complaining about it. If you can't take the heat, don't discuss it.

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I simply asked you to back up your claim. If you can't do that, feel free to ignore or report my posts rather than complaining about it. If you can't take the heat, don't discuss it.
    Oh, no, the last time I reported a staff member I was banned from the thread. I've learned my lesson.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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