Man sues Dollywood for $20 million, says coaster caused brain damage

Monday, August 15, 2005 10:55 PM
Some shocking news from Court TV this evening.

Guess it is more for Ed Markey to feed off of...

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Monday, August 15, 2005 11:04 PM
Sad. Wonder why he is reporting this NOW and not when it initially happened.
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Monday, August 15, 2005 11:08 PM
I wasn't aware of how grossly unregulated the amusement industry is...
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Monday, August 15, 2005 11:08 PM
People like that make me pissed off. Sueing for $20 million, and his wife is sueing for an extra $2 million because they can't "love" anymore. WTF is wrong with the world today? Seriously.
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Monday, August 15, 2005 11:25 PM
Good grief... out of the 3 coasters there, he picks this one to lay blame on?

No lie... my Dad, who is 75 and has a heart condition rode it 2 years ago (much to my dismay) only to get off and promptly call it the lamest coaster he had ever been on.

Shaggy

*** Edited 8/16/2005 3:25:48 AM UTC by Shaggy***

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Monday, August 15, 2005 11:29 PM
Isn't there a warning sign out front? I know there is one, I've seen it. Good grief is right.
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Monday, August 15, 2005 11:34 PM
Almost five years later, Miller claims he is devoid of all sensory perception and motor skills and regularly experiences "debilitating strokes."

Miller's wife, who is also a plaintiff in the suit, is seeking an extra $2 million for the loss of her husband's consortium and other "tangible benefits" including "love, affection, attention, caring and companionship."

But he can file a 20 million dollar lawsuit and remember what happen that day. Hmmmm I hope he gets hit by a bus. I hate sue happy people.

I'm suing Shaggy cause he edited his post. I dont know what he change but I'm worried it was something good and now I can't rest at night not knowing what it was.

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Monday, August 15, 2005 11:42 PM
He probally had problems getting it up even before this....

I've got three words for this: Stupid-Stupid-Stupid

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Monday, August 15, 2005 11:43 PM
To those saying "why didn't he say this 5 years ago", read the article a little closer. He's been having his lawyer take his medical records and having them analyzed by experts. He's been building his case up so he has a solid argument...you don't just get hurt on a ride and walk into a courtroom and say, "this ride hurt me, give me money please."

Sure, it may not be the ride's fault, but there's always that chance. People's bodies react differently to different rides. He may not have known about some condition that he may have had which caused this, so the signs in front wouldn't have mattered (even though his lawyer says there were no warnings). Sounds like he has a good case, unlike many others. Sure the seperate $2m suit is stupid, but the main case sounds reasonable. I don't understand why you're all jumping on his nuts. Just because you don't get hurt on a ride doesn't mean anyone that does is an idiot.

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Monday, August 15, 2005 11:53 PM
What I am saying is why didn't he contact the park before now. ^thanks for pointing that out, but yes I read that.
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Monday, August 15, 2005 11:55 PM
This is just another bonehead being led by a ambulance chasing lawyer trying to screw a company out of some moeny, hoping they will give him something so he just goes away.
As for headchopper, if its not the rides fault, why would he be owed any money???
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:07 AM
Wait wait wait....

If he said the coaster gave him brain damage, wouldn't that mean he wouldn't be able to do logical things....... like sue Dollywood for $20 million? And since he is, dosn't that mean he isn't brain damaged, and thus, the case should be dismissed?

God, I love Joseph Heller....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:11 AM
Well he isn't doing logical things...that's just it!
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:29 AM
Could I sue him for suing? Hell, not for any money, just for publicity and a restraining order...to restrain him from doing anything for the rest of his life...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 9:21 AM
Does anyone know if there is a time frame that suit has to be filed by? Like if it was 10 years ago you can't file it.

Does this make anyone else mad? I hate stupid lawsuits even if they aren't against parks. If you know your gonna be on a coaster your know your body is going to be applied G-force and what not. Dollywood should counter sue for not having common sense.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 9:25 AM
I think he was brain damaged before he went to Dollywood.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:03 AM

Crashmando said:
Does anyone know if there is a time frame that suit has to be filed by? Like if it was 10 years ago you can't file it.

I'm pretty sure the Statue of Limitations in TN is one year for injury claims so he had to have that waived in his favor. As for the "LOL HE WAS BRAIN DAMAGED BEFORE" and "LOL HOW CAN HE SUE IF HE'S BRAIN DEAD"...apparently you have no clue what loss of motor skills and sensory perception is. You are fully capable of thinking rationally, however you have trouble performing physical tasks.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:19 AM
The actual injury is no laughing matter but there is something very suspicious about filing a lawsuit five years later, like the guy needed five years to be talked into doing this/talk someone else into doing this. And $20 million? That's a little extreme, don't you think?

The injury isn't laughable but the way this falls into the a$$-backwards thinking of modern society is.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:22 AM
That's it. Final straw. I've made up my mind and have been inspired by this latest lawsuit.
I'm going to sue Six Flags over a toe-stubbing incident that occured three years ago at SFWOA. Simple case: I was walking off Batman KnightFlight, my left foot swung to the side and i stubbed my big-toe on a railing support. I now live in mortal fear of steel supports, not to mention concrete walkways, moonlight,daylight and Campbells soup.

(sarcasm) Yeah, i could see this in the papers.
pretty sad... *** Edited 8/16/2005 2:24:01 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER*** *** Edited 8/16/2005 2:24:34 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 11:02 AM
You have GOT to be kidding me.........

Just another stupid f*** looking for easy money. The Blazing Fury??? I mean come on. The guy should be put away. And to think he has kids. Scary.

The traffic in Pigeon Forge causes more injury than that. ;-)

-Tina

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