LOL, I didn't take it personally. I don't even eat at McDonald's unless I'm desperate, away from home, and extremely low on cash. The food makes me physically ill for some reason and has since my second pregnancy. I was pointing out that in that situation, the woman wasn't sue happy. McDonald's had already been sited for keeping their coffee way too hot and she suffered, what, 3rd or 4th degree burns? I'd at least expect them to pay for the medical bills.
We're going to sue the neurosurgeon who ***** up DH's nerve stimulator implant--he implanted it incorrectly and has all the electrodes wired to one nerve instead of multiple nerves so it would cover his entire back and upper legs like it's supposed to. He has it so screwed up that the electrodes are touching and shorting out, so the manufacturer had to deactivate it. He's lucky it didn't kill him. You want to know why he has the nerve stimulator in the first place? It all started with a herniated disk that needed to be replaced because it was pinching a nerve and progressed from there. The neurosurgeon told him (it's even in the medical files) that he was going to replace the disk but instead shaved it. He didn't shave it enough and the nerve damage became more severe. Without yet another surgery in the near future, my husband is going to be paralyzed. All he needed was to have the disk replaced and instead, he's 25 years old, permanently disabled, going paralyzed, and has a hunk of metal in his back that he can't even use. At first we thought we were going overboard with the lawsuit but the manufacturer of the nerve stimulator and the neurosurgeons he's seen for second and third opinions agree with us. Sometimes people need to be sued when they cause permanent damage to a person.
Sorry for the book. I tend to get upset about "frivolous lawsuits" that really aren't. If someone sues because a nurse doesn't perfom CPR on a body that's already in Rigor Mortis, that's frivolous. If some sues because they've received a permanent injury from something beyond their control, that's not frivolous.