McDonald"S Anyone? - page 3
Just wondering about what everybody thinks about the latest "Joe Blow" suing Mickey D's for him being fat. I am sorta of the mind set that no one taped him to the bed and stuffed Big Mac's in his... Read More
Aug 15, '02Occupation: midnite RN Specialty: cardiac ICU ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 230; Likes: 120Actually, the coffee lawsuit was valid. McDonald's serves its coffee and hot chocolate at around 170 degrees, FAR too hot for consumption. The elderly woman who spilled it in her lap wound up with 3rd degree burns that required skin grafts. McDonald's had received hundreds of complaints about this problem and did nothing. It was a (no-brainer) lawsuit waiting to happen.
Aug 15, '02Occupation: RN Specialty: correctional, psych, ICU, CCU, ER ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 620; Likes: 85Unfortunately, there's no law against stupidity. I guess it goes right along with the "not my responsibility" for anything. It's always somebody elses fault for everything. Bad childhood, bad parents, alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, shopping, obesity, etc. Let's see, I guess I could sue any potatoe chip maker, french fry maker, candy company, soda company for my obesity, my parents for the fact that I'm no t anatural blonde, and most importantly, my sons for my grey hair and saggy boobs.
Aug 15, '02Occupation: Clinic, HHC, Peds Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 567; Likes: 14First the gov't wanted everyone to quit smoking b/c they said the illness was costing too much money in health care. Alot of MCA $ could be saved if no one smoked. First we saw private lawsuits against the tobacco co's...then Uncle Sam decided it deserved the $ instead of the smokers and thier families who have died. So it sued them and got $$$$$$$$$.
Now we have healthy 2010, or something like that. And the gov't is on a kick to fight obesity. It costs alot to care for all those diabetics and heart patients. Now, here comes the private suit against McD's. Is the gov't in line next??
It's all ridiculous!
Aug 15, '02Occupation: Retired Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 4,288; Likes: 31One of my (many) pet peeves are the warning stickers that manufacturers place on everything to keep from getting sued.
My Brother had a stroller that said "Do NOT fold up this stroller with baby inside! May cause harm to baby"
There are many others...maybe a new thread?
Aug 15, '02Occupation: Nurse Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 12,715; Likes: 2Originally posted by ERNurse752
Why, just the other night, I was taken hostage by Ronald McDonald himself...he tied me up and held a gun to my head while he stuffed my face with a double quarter pounder with cheese and supersize fries.
I'm now in the McDonald's witness protection program to prevent a future attack...
you poor thing !! :chuckle
Aug 15, '02Joined: ; Posts: n/aI am suing Brian for extreme sleep deprivation caused by Allnurse addiction...
Aug 15, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,487; Likes: 70Originally posted by JailRN
Unfortunately, there's no law against stupidity.
Saw a cartoon on this exact case, and it said something to the effect that not only was he suing ff restaurants, now he was also suing God for not giving him enough willpower or brains.
Just goes to show you........
I think the tobacco lawsuits are crap, and about 90% of lawsuits like it are crap, including this one. This country's 'victim' mentality has gotten sooooooooooo outta hand.
Aug 15, '02Occupation: RN Specialty: ER, PACU, OR ; Joined: Dec '98; Posts: 2,120; Likes: 28yeah i kinda wondered now?
i mean remember after the lady who burnt herself, when she spilled their coffee and became a millionare? so they had to put on their cups danger hot, may cause burns (something along that line?
so what's next?
danger eating our food can cause obesity, serious weight gain, high cholesteral, diabetes, and enlarged heart, chf and therefor premature death!
all i can say? lmao! :chuckle apparently the less educated, slow minded and half witted are in control of the legal system. what a joke!
Aug 15, '02Occupation: Patient Education Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in LDRP; Education ; Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 7,470; Likes: 56Originally posted by JailRN
Let's see, I guess I could sue any potatoe chip maker, french fry maker, candy company, soda company for my obesity, my parents for the fact that I'm not a natural blonde, and most importantly, my sons for my grey hair and saggy boobs.
Aug 16, '02Occupation: Retired Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Corrections, Psych, Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 2,246; Likes: 48Well, we've had a lot of fun with this thread and have enjoyed many clever posts. However, this whole business about individual responsibility and making poor choices can just as well be applied in our field.
The people in this country, citizens or not, seem to believe--indeed, demand and feel entitled--that they ought to be able to eat whatever they want to; exercise either very little or in dangerous ways (mountain climbing, X-sports, etc.); overindulge in alcohol, various drugs, risky sexual encounters including unplanned pregnancies; drive cars while eating, talking on cell phones, folding laundry; need I mention smoking; and OTHER PEOPLE (taxpayers, fellow insurance company premium payers, "the government") are obligated to physically/medically/emotionally take care of them and "fix" the resulting problems AND pay the medical bills.
It is lack of responsibility for themselves and their own action, this time on the "remedy" end of things, rather than on the "cause" end of things--but lack of responsibility all the same. It makes no more sense than "the coffee incident" or the fast food suit, and is much more costly to all of us.
IMHO.Last edit by sjoe on Aug 16, '02
Aug 16, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,487; Likes: 70sjoe, you're right too. And I make no bones about saying I don't wanna pay for anyone else's healthcare but MY OWN. So you had unprotected sex and got preggers, but you're unemployed?? TFB. Get your prenatal care like a good girl, but PAY OUT OF YOUR OWN POCKET. When the kid is born, if you can't afford to give him/her proper medical care and raise them properly, GIVE THE KID UP FOR ADOPTION. Don't get on WIC and medicaid and ask me to foot the bill for your indescretion. You smoked like a chimney for 40 years and now you've got emphysema? Again, TFB. Don't ask me to cough up the $$$ to pay for your tx.
I could go on and on and on......
Aug 16, '02Occupation: CNA Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 485; Likes: 15If I were the judge I would smack this moron upside the head and tell him to get the hell out of my courtroom.
Aug 16, '02Occupation: RN in Nursing Education; House Supervision; Editor RNdex Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 427; Likes: 9Fat chance of any judge stopping the craziness, except maybe Judge Judy and she won't be trying the case. More's the pity.