Disneyland settles suit for brain hemmorhage

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2001 5:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Disneyland has settled with a woman who says she suffered head injuries on the Indiana Jones ride.

Read the story from AP via New Jersey Online.

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 6:01 AM
Disney did this so all those name that where asked for and ordered by the judge dont have to come out now. Pretty sad Disney covering up more. If disney
doesn't think the ride gave her the head injuries why settle.

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 6:08 AM
I agree, supermandl. So that just opens the door for someone else to make a claim.

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:24 AM
janfrederick's avatar Disney has a long history of covering up. They want to avoid bad pr at all costs. Better to settle than to engage in a high profile suit...no matter what the odds of winning are. I think a lot of parks do that actually. Many even have lawsuit insurance to pay off claims..reasonable or not.

Forget about it. It can't be THAT bad!
Thursday, June 21, 2001 8:08 AM
Most parks will setttle out of court regardless if they are at fault or not. It's better than the press and money that goes with a lawsuit.

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 8:14 AM
Disney is a large company with an EXTREMELY (perhaps overly so) clean-cut image. A high profile lawsuit would kill that image. It's pretty much accepted practice for them to settle rather than argue. This prevents them from gaining bad press, as you've all said, and keeps their image intact. Besides, it's worth the money because that kind of settlement is pocket change for them. It was a smart business move and, regardless of whether or not they're Disney, they're a company and they have to make smart business choices, and this was one.

BTW, Jeff, have you ever noticed how on the ball most of us Buzzers are? Although there are the notable exceptions, we've got it pretty well together, don't you think? Are you ever impressed by this?


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Thursday, June 21, 2001 12:34 PM
BTW: I would be willing to bet that Disney isn't paying all this money directly. I know doctors have insurance that pays for these types of things. Maybe premiums will rise but I would be willing to wager that Mike E. isnt coming up with a dime outta his pocket...
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 1:54 PM
It's very similar to that whole Michael Jackson thing years ago.. It's cheaper to just pay it off than to fight it and risk all the bad publicity.

It's a common bussiness practice actually..

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 3:04 PM
janfrederick's avatar Didn't seem to do Michael any good though. It must be really difficult to get kids to swing by Never Never land these days. Then again, he has a Zipper! :)

Perhaps if he built a B&M, we'd all be lining up to be his special "friends".

Forget about it. It can't be THAT bad! *** This post was edited by janfrederick on 6/21/2001. ***
Thursday, June 21, 2001 5:21 PM
I rode Indy last year and since then mi brain is been herting and eye cant remember how 2 spell properlee ... kome 2 thinc of it eye havent being feelin 2 well latelee, me thinks eye b needing sum munny ... LORESOOT! :)

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:01 PM

I think the rest of the world would disagree :)

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 9:23 PM
I now I sound kinda dumb but what is this ride I have never heard of it can someone explain.

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