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    Perhaps they were hoping the builder/architect would have to pay for some reason and this was an unexpected outcome?

    Wasn't there an article posted not long ago about a woman that sued her family after slipping down their front stairs and their insurance company had to pay out all her bills?

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    What insurance would cover this? It was a holiday cottage, not the grandmas house. I imagine she would have to pay all the costs herself.

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    I wonder if she sued her son in law and daughter for the damages caused to her by holding their infant, thereby preventing herself from action that might have prevented the fall.



    People sue far too easily these days. The grandmother fell down the stairs too. She didn't drop the baby, or throw the baby. It was a sad accident but I'm pretty sure that the Reverend's heart is sore from the thought of the injury caused to her granddaughter.
    And then to get sued by her own family as well? Poor lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I can only assume that there are medical bills. I think the person who caused the accident (aka the grandma) should be liable for medical bills as a result of this. I just can't see why the parents should be liable to pay them?
    We live in Australia.. surely the "medical bills" would be free if it were in a hospital?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renesme View Post
    We live in Australia.. surely the "medical bills" would be free if it were in a hospital?!?!?!
    You think so? I seem to recall my DP's endoscopy costing an odd $1000 or so. Nice if you can get things for free but I think you'll find not everybody does.

    Hopefully this is the case, but apparantly this case did come about as a result of them worrying about medical expenses.

    I've never known medication to be free and it's a head injury so who KNOWS what kinds of therapies and specialists this family may need (pretty sure they aren't free either)

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    Renesme unfortunately if the child has severe ongoing medical issues it will place a financial burden on the family, only limited amounts of resource and occupational therapy are available

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    There's no winners in this whole sad story. The child will be impacted forever, as will her whole family, and now this will cause greater angst

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    I imagine that the medical bills aren't the issue, and that the child has suffered a head injury, and it may effect their ability to work in the future.

    It wouldn't be worth them proceeding in this type of case if the injury wasn't serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renesme View Post
    We live in Australia.. surely the "medical bills" would be free if it were in a hospital?!?!?!
    Yes probably - but what if the child requires a special bed, walkers, wheelchair, car modified to accommodate wheelchair???? The mother has to give up work to become a ft carer? There are a lot more costs involved than just medical.

    As far as the insurance goes here's an example ... My sister is visiting my house trips over in the backyard ... Cracks her head, injures her back etc ... She would need to sue me in order to access the insurance to our house. Doesn't mean she doesn't love me and that I wouldn't support her.
    It sounds like being a holiday unit they have had to name everyone involved - builders owners and nan - its just that the judge has ruled nan is at fault

    Don't think it's fair to judge the family without knowing the whole picture


 

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