Court subpoenas hundreds of injury records from Disney

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:33 AM | Contributed by supermandl

The string of alleged head injuries grows in to the hundreds as a court orders Disney to turn over injury records for a lawsuit. The suit says that the Indiana Jones ride caused "bleeding on the brain" due to its roughness.

Read more from The Orange County Register.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:47 AM
Oh please!!! I've ridden that ride (and it's lame counterpart Dinosaur/CTX) and don't know how you could end up with these type of problems unless they were already existing. We may as well put a doctor's station at the start of the queue where you can get a complete physical before getting cleared to ride! With added enema and body cavity search for Ed Markey.

Next Lift Hill, Please.

Wednesday, June 13, 2001 5:47 AM
The article stated the following...

"Under the new law, Disney has to report accidents even if the person walked away and later went to a doctor."

All well and good EXCEPT...

I hope this should read, "Under the new law, Disney has to report accidents THAT PEOPLE REPORT TO THEM even if the person walked away and later went to a doctor."

If a person is on a ride and hits their head, cuts their knee, twists their neck, bruises their bum, breaks a nail, swallows their gum, etc etc etc (what ever they classify as an "injury") and reports it to the park, then I will go along with this... any "injury" should be reported, even if the person does not require further medical attention at that time.

However, should a person be "injured" at the park, and not tell anyone and then a few days later they are suffereing some pain and go to the doctor and their injury is traced back to the park, the PARK SHOULD NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE for not reporting the accident (since they were unaware of it to betin with).

If you get injured and walk away with out telling anyone, perhaps the injury was a fault of something at the park, but you can not expect a park to report an injury that was never reported to them.

I know this it nit picky, but we are talking government regulations here. They are strange things to begin with. For instance... I work at a college. There are certain statistics dealing with studnet demographics that we are REQUIRED to supply to the federal gvt. However, by law, we can not REQUIRE that students provide cerain peices of information to us (even though WE are REQUIRED to report that info to the Gvt).

How can you report what you are unaware of?

"Resistance is futile... you will be assimilated." The BORG's (and Six Flags') motto.
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 6:27 AM
I agree with shady Z. It's getting to the point you'll need to get examined by a doctor before and after you ride anything... what's the world coming too?
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 6:47 AM
I say put people on the 20's cyclones, and see what they think is rough

HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 11:19 AM
I have been on that ride A LOT and when I was kinda scared of it I put my head down and the lap bar hit my nose and well like any young child I cried! I was really trying to blame the ride for doing something to me because I was accaully quite scared of it. Even though Disney callemed the hydroloics a little its still the roughest, but favroite amusment attraction I have been on!

Wednesday, June 13, 2001 12:19 PM
Some of these people have legitiment cases but others....

Just look at that last person:

"It didn't cover the doctor bills. It was my first time on the ride, and I just flew into the seat of the car and I felt something really weird happen. It really started hurting. I got a bruise," she said.

She went to the Dr. because she got a bruise, I mean come on give me a break it was a bruise!

"This time I think ... I think it's ... it's going to work!" - Dr.Bruce Banner
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 12:32 PM
"Hey you just hit my car from behind. See this broken headlight? No, it wasn't broken before, you broke it when you hit my rear bumper. And the tear in the passenger seat, you caused that. I know there was nothing in the passenger seat, but it wasn't ripped before you hit me, I don't care that you were only going 10 mph. Also, this bruise on my elbow, you did that too. What's my name? I can't remember my name. Oh my god, I can't remember my name!! You caused me to lose my memory."

seriously. SLFlake has a good point.
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 5:40 PM
Reminds of that famous pick-up line:

Girl, Your feet must be tired cause you've been running through my mind all day ...

... and by the way, Im suing you for mental anguish!

If Lifes a Rollercoaster, I want a Flawless
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 8:34 PM
All the times I rode KI's Outer Limits I never filed a suit. Now it's the best @#$&~*! launched coaster in the midwest. God bless the Premier lap bars!!!!
Scale model coasters and rides.....
Thursday, June 14, 2001 10:13 AM
I have never rode this ride so i have really no room to talk but i have road Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags Great Adventure but that didnt bother me because im over the straps because of my height. However it damn near knocked my friend out and he didnt even tell the park. I also think before people complain they need to know what a rough ride is for example everyone says viper at great adventures rough but i only hit my head once and it didnt even hurt. Everyone also says Batman & Robin the chiller ( another premier rides coaster ) was very rough but i rode the batman side and hit my head about 3 times plus the ride had very soft straps so once again it didnt hurt. From what i understand indiana jones hurts people with a lap bar. Give mew a break.

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