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Thread: A moral question

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    Re: A moral question

    I'd do a bit of both, TBH.
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    Re: A moral question

    Genuine query.

    How does one put a monetary value on the death of a child in the legal system?

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I just saw a story on the local news where a couple was awarded 2 million in a lawsuit from their 2 year old kid being backed over by a dump truck. My wife and I were talking about it and decided we could never spend that money on cars, houses, vacations etc without feeling guilty. We would opt to dole the money out to worthy causes in the name of our poor dead kid. What would you do?

    The lawyers probably got 30-50%, then the government took about 45% of what was left, so they actually probably got to keep $550,000 - 700,000.

    Usually works that way.

    No money can replace a child. I'd probably pay off our debts and put the rest into trust funds for any other children I had, something like that. No I wouldn't feel right about using the money to "live it up" either.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Genuine query.

    How does one put a monetary value on the death of a child in the legal system?
    It's harder to do with a child than it is with an adult.
    With an adult it's probable lifetime earnings + punitive, pain and suffering, if I understand it right.

    With a child, $2 million can be right around the area of potential lifetime earnings.
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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Genuine query.

    How does one put a monetary value on the death of a child in the legal system?
    Truth be told, it's usually determined by the lawyers for both parties coming to an agreement based on what they think a jury will be willing to award versus the cost of litigation, bad publicity, etc.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    I would buy a state of the art robot to replace my kid.
    I guess you thought this was a witty comment.

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    Re: A moral question

    Yes I'm very proud of it, thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I guess you thought this was a witty comment.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Yes I'm very proud of it, thanks.
    I wonder how Obamacare would cover that? What would the co-pay be for routine checkups?

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Yes I'm very proud of it, thanks.
    It was obviously in very poor taste considering the details of the story in the OP........not that you care obviously.

    Comedic interlude......... fail....
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    Re: A moral question

    Yes, very poor taste. I have to hope he's very young and also childless. Losing a child is not joke-material.

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