New Jersey Student to Get $6M After Breaking Arm in Gym Class

October 9, 2017

  • October 9, 2017 at 10:08 am
    Puzzled in PA says:
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    I wonder how much she gets at 19 now versus how much the attorney gets. No knowing the extent of injury, I find it hard to justify a $6 million award for the nature of the injury. As for arthritis developing, again without anything other than cursory description, boo hoo, I have it too; and have for many years. Should I sue my pediatrician too??

    • October 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm
      Jack Kanauph says:
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      I had a severe rope burn in high school. Wonder what that would have been worth today? Of course, back then I got chastised by the gym teacher for not going down the rope properly.

      • October 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm
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        I got my feelings hurt at the school prom………$2,000,000 ??

        • October 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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          Cry baby sore losers suing people for nonsense.

  • October 9, 2017 at 10:40 am
    Cleeshter Mcfeeshter says:
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    • October 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm
      Bob77021 says:
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      Do you know as a fact the cable wasn’t marked?

      • October 9, 2017 at 3:06 pm
        perplexed says:
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        Marked or not, it said she was jumping over the cable, something we have probably all done, but would never think to sue someone when we hit the dirt and broke an arm. Keep thinking of how different it was in the 70’s when we got hurt and sucked it up and lived with the consequences.

        • October 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm
          Agent says:
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          Perplexed, I was pushed off a slide in grade school and broke my arm. My parents never even thought about suing the school.

          • October 12, 2017 at 2:50 pm
            Perplexed says:
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            Exactly:) stuff happens.

      • October 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm
        okt0ber says:
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        Doesn’t really matter if it was marked or not, she knew the cable was there and having it marked would not have prevented this injury. The judgement is absurd.

    • October 20, 2017 at 5:34 pm
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      Didn’t know that Planet changed his moniker yet again to spew Communist nonsense.

  • October 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    Things that make you go Hmmm says:
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    I broke my arm in gym class, I was told it was my fault for not being more careful. I slid across wet grass that was just watered. Wonder how much I would have gotten back in the day prior to the lets sue and get rich mentality.

    • October 16, 2017 at 10:14 am
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      Back in the day you would have gotten a pat on the head and told to be more careful. The juries of today seem to forget where these outrageous verdicts come from. In this case it is out of the pocket of every member of that community.

      • October 16, 2017 at 10:59 am
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        Good job no-one gave her that “pat on the head”….she would have sued for another $1m for assault !

  • October 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    maddog says:
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    I tripped over my dog running down the hallway in my home, in the dark, and broke my left arm. Maybe I should have sued my husband for asking for a dog in the first place.

  • October 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm
    Milner says:
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    Back in the 70’s we built a whole bionic man for $6M

    • October 10, 2017 at 12:31 pm
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      Liked Lindsay Wagner a lot better when she was the Bionic Woman.

  • October 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    Jenifer M-K says:
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    A 16-year–old student left her gym shoes at home on track and field gym day. Was told either to go to library and take 0 for the class, or run on the grass. She chose to run, but went on the hot asphalt, blistered the soles of both feet. Lawyer for the family (the girl’s uncle) said the school shouldn’t have given her the choice, should have just sent her to library, so was to blame. Small bill, only $79, but school’s insurer paid it, cheaper than the lawsuit that was threatened. This was in 1988.

    • October 16, 2017 at 10:55 am
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      I wonder if schools are to blame for callouses on the thumbs of kids that text on their cells all day long.

  • October 16, 2017 at 10:58 am
    Chad Balaamaba says:
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    Concerned this cable was actually in place so the principal could watch ESPN with the coaches during lunch; cable company may have improperly buried cable…maybe another lawsuit yet…choosing Dish Or Direct would have avoided mess…no cables…

  • October 16, 2017 at 11:24 am
    michael harrold says:
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    If you read the article it states that the cable was a security cable to prevent vehicle access to the field.

  • October 16, 2017 at 11:46 am
    Bigbob says:
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    Another frivolous lawsuit probably prompted by a low rent lawyer. No way this suit has any merit. It should be appealed successfully on the basis of governmental immunity and waiver.

    Only in N.J.

  • October 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm
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    Talk about litigation insanity. Hopefully the school district will appeal and win. Pay her medical bills – nothing more.



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