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Date: 03/19/09 06:10 AM

160 Responses to Burn Victim Suing School For $2.8 Mill. [w/Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Iroj
    Iroj Female 18-29
    960 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    Link: Burn Victim Suing School For $2.8 Mill. - He had a history of seizures, had to take an outdoor survival class, had a seizure. He claims its the school`s fault.
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    Morteyur Male 18-29
    155 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 6:13 am
    Burn vitcim. But its about a seizure kid. Righhhhhhhtttttt.....
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    riotDX Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:14 am
    is it just me or did they have to surgically attach a hot dog to his face?
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    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:17 am
    the guy looks like gonzo now
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:22 am
    it has to be fake, i have never seen a burn add flesh like it seems to have done with his nose. unless he had ALOT of mexican skin grafts i guess but still... im not convinced
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    solobueno Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:32 am
    It is a true story, I go to Ohio U too, this story has been developing since last year & the schools being a bitch
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    solobueno Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:33 am
    btw, The article forgot to mention (it was in the first article they did on it) the outdoor class was a Requirement for him to graduate and thats why he took the class
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    SiN_iN_Me Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:35 am
    im assuming the reason his nose is like that is to stretch the skin so it can be used on his face, thats usually why things like that are there
  9. Profile photo of RoyCassanova
    RoyCassanova Male 18-29
    59 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 6:37 am
    It`s a real life muppet!
  10. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:38 am
    o0; well thats interesting... im no burn expert so im gunna just smile and nod
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    bhoonii Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:39 am
    doctor: `so youve lost your nose to severe burning`
    man: `erm crap i didnt think that fart smelt`
    doctor: `we can transfer somthing but its a big ask`
    man: `ahaha what ya gonna do stick my penis on my face`
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:44 am
    OH,oh, oh, I know what`s missing from the second picture...the Cat!!!!
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:45 am
    it`s his drating fault. Stuff like this pisses me off, HE knew that he suffered from fits, so he should have kept away from the fire.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:48 am
    it is true that he should have known enough to stay a bit farther back from the fire or find another source of warmth. but i think the school could have given him some kind of accomidation
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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:54 am
    1) Stupid case 2) WTF HAPPENED TO HIS NOSE??
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    keatonatron Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:57 am
    I don`t mean to be insensitive, but did his plastic surgery include grafting a sausage onto where his nose is supposed to be??
  17. Profile photo of wtffail
    wtffail Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2009 at 6:59 am
    haha looks like a f*g in the first picture )-|. Second one- ;-/
  18. Profile photo of huck08
    huck08 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:05 am
    yeah, does anyone know why they had to graft Gonzo`s nose onto his face?
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:06 am
    So much for personal responsibility. Look, I feel bad for the guy but blaming this on the school is insanity. "The school should have barred him..." just makes me laugh. Here`s a thought, he could have told officials about his case before enrolling in the class (which I seriously doubt was manditory) and not attended if it were. Regardless though, he signed up for the class on his own free will knowing the risks. If he didn`t, he`s a moron. So I`m sorry to sound a bit callous here but jeez dude, take some responsibility for your own life or live in a bubble but don`t blame everyone else for life happening.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 7:08 am
    "the outdoor class was a Requirement for him to graduate"

    Then here`s a thought, HE SHOULDN`T HAVE TAKEN THAT AS A MAJOR! Sorry, but when I went to school for Business and Marketing, I don`t ever remember having to take a stupid survival class. He knew the risks going in and was far from proactive about doing anything about it. Life happens.

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    YoSoyNoob Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:11 am
    I find this to be in no fault of the University at all. I have epilepsy and and it for about 10 years now. I know when I am going to have a seizure and from what I understand many other people know when they are going to have one as well. Either way he knew his condition and I don`t think special accommodations should have been made. All he had to do is use common sense and stay further away from the fire and this would never had happen. I do feel bad for him, however I think its his own fault.
  22. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:18 am
    That is awesome! Go on a glorified camping trip and have a seizure in a fire because you`re an irresponsible twat THEN sue the school for millions of dollars and curse every other person who has epilepsy to have some sort of chaperon around them all the time to make sure they don`t do the same thing.

    Take some responsibility for yourself, idiot. You didn`t have to go on the trip. Or you could`ve gone on the trip and not sat next to a goddamned fire.

    For Christ teeth.

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    je_scream Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:22 am
    Dude, I didn`t even read the article I just scrolled down and saw what I can only pray ISN`T a nose--GIVE HIM THE MONEY!
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    ZacchNasty Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:28 am
    I agree with je_scream. just give him the freakin money. Heck, I`d give him some myself
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    Jamie22up Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:28 am
    THATS NASTY
  26. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:32 am
    Somebody really needs to fine tune that face transplant surgery. WTF.
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    YLE Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:35 am
    i love how there was an add for ohio university summer camp at the top of the page (well, on my page), but it really gave a sense of irony
  28. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
    421 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 7:37 am
    he looks like frickin Squidward, thats just nasty
  29. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:37 am
    I`ve wanted to take a similar Wilderness Survival course, but unfortunately it interfered with core courses, and I could always take another phys ed. elective that did not conflict.

    So I`m sorry, but the only reason he needed the course to graduate was to fulfill a General Education requirement for Phys Ed. It would have said in the course description that the class will require you to survive, alone, in the wilderness. If you`ve had a history of seizures, I`m not sure you should ever be planning on going on any independent wilderness hikes in your entire life.

    He could have taken Walking, Racquetball, or even Underwater Basket Weaving! He knew the dangers before enrolling in the course, had other options, but ignored that. I`m sorry, but its not the school`s fault.

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    iLove Female 18-29
    676 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 7:38 am
    I hope they laugh him and the lawyer dumb enough to take this case out of the courtroom.
  31. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:43 am
    why the long face?
  32. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:46 am
    HE HAS A WINKI NOSE!

    "I hope they laugh him and the lawyer dumb enough to take this case out of the courtroom."

    Actually... I can nearly guarantee that he will win the case.
    1. He can say the school has a DUTY to protect him in a school sponsored camping trip.
    2. He can say that the school BREACHED their DUTY to protect him.
    3. By allowing the student to be that close to a fire, they are LIABLE for his burns
    4. It resulted in DAMAGE.

    So according to law, he will win this case.... ain`t negligence cases a bitch.
    *sips and pours hot coffee on self and sues*

  33. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:50 am
    What a dickhead.
  34. Profile photo of n0n
    n0n Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 7:55 am
    entirely not the school`s fault. sure, he should have been supervised, but if he knows he has that condition he shouldn`t allow himself to be alone next to a f`ucking campfire - he was aware of the dangers of his condition so it`s his own damn fault.
  35. Profile photo of kimberly163
    kimberly163 Female 18-29
    432 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 7:55 am
    how could a burn ont the face make your nose look like a dick????
  36. Profile photo of coffeekoneko
    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:10 am
    EW EW EW Why does his nose look all stretched out like that??
  37. Profile photo of reDonkulous
    reDonkulous Male 18-29
    210 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:29 am
    He looks like Squidward.
  38. Profile photo of jumper4saken
    jumper4saken Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 8:37 am
    @ primetimekin

    Yep, sounds about right. Unfortunately =/

    It`s dicks like this, though, that cause schools to ban all the fun stuff. Growing up, my school board had banned any sort of "water sport activity" while on school trips. We went on a camping trip once and had to watch all the other kids from the other school boards water skiing and swimming and all that fun stuff that we weren`t allowed to do. It sucked balls >.<

  39. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    817 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:39 am
    primetimekin: "Actually... I can nearly guarantee that he will win the case.
    1. He can say the school has a DUTY to protect him in a school sponsored camping trip.
    2. He can say that the school BREACHED their DUTY to protect him.
    3. By allowing the student to be that close to a fire, they are LIABLE for his burns
    4. It resulted in DAMAGE.

    So according to law, he will win this case.... ain`t negligence cases a bitch.
    *sips and pours hot coffee on self and sues*"

    I`m having a hard time believing the school didn`t make him sign something waiving the school of all responsibility from any damages or injuries. They`re all normally good about having you do something like that.

    The funny thing about this case is he thinks they should have barred him from going at all. But if that happened, he`d more than likely sue the school for discrimination against the disabled or some bull$#!t.

  40. Profile photo of boogersunite
    boogersunite Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2009 at 8:41 am
    im WAZ just about to sleep.. then i saw his nose
  41. Profile photo of Challenger23
    Challenger23 Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 8:42 am
    I have epilepsy and I know it`s my responsibility to be aware of my safety. Sure I want to lead as normal of a life as possible but I also don`t want to permanently injure myself either. I don`t blame other people if I do something that I know is unsafe for my condition and I happen to get hurt. That`s just immature. I feel for the guy, I do. It`s just that he should have thought more before he went through with it. Not everyone is informed about epilepsy so it`s the people that have the condition`s responsibility to both inform others of what triggers them, what to do if a seizure occurs and keeping themselves safe.
  42. Profile photo of beerbaby
    beerbaby Male 30-39
    84 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 9:00 am
    So if he were driving a car and crashed because of a seizure, he would sue law enforcement because they allowed him to be unsupervised behind the wheel?
    Also, I`m pretty sure he failed his wilderness survival course.
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    chillimac Male 18-29
    438 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 9:01 am
    nobodys gonna say it? ok...
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    xattributex Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:02 am
    I think this is a case of specific, and doubt he will win. Being in college I can surely say that it is mostlikely that this was a club event more than likely held by a student, not a faculty member, becasue how often in college do professors take students camping? They are not liable unless they are made aware of his condition and this student now has the burden of proof that they were aware. Chances are though, students are there for fun, not to babysit a condition, so if they were aware, he shouldn`t have went in the first place. Either way his own mistake, 1. going and 2.getting near a fire because he is the only one who factually was aware of his condition. Only in America..
  45. Profile photo of jennifer6716
    jennifer6716 Female 13-17
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:04 am
    ...Is it normal for a nose to do that when you get burned, or is it a skin graph?
  46. Profile photo of sbuninja
    sbuninja Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:10 am
    What the hell ever happened to people TAKING RESPONSIBILITY for themselves????

    I mean, this kid is what...25? Shouldn`t he think for a second that MAYBE he should oh, I dunno...stay away from fire?

    Did his epilepsy prevent him from making decisions that don`t have to be monitored like a child`s? Does he need someone to wipe his ass, too?

    You don`t HAVE to go to things like a class with a medical problem! He wants to live "normally." Well if a diabetic didn`t eat his proper food on the trip, would they be able to sue for no one watching him?

    If I have Bi-Polar or depression and I was not watched and went and physically assulted someone so bad they needed surgery can I sue the school for not making sure I wasn`t manic? Because Bi-polar isn`t an insanity plea, suing would probably make sense, right?

    This is why we have so many problems in America- no one takes responsibility for anything and everything is everyone elses fault- especially our failures.

  47. Profile photo of steve41high
    steve41high Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:10 am
    wtf he has a willy for a nose
  48. Profile photo of Khronnus
    Khronnus Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:13 am
    We have no idea what type of epilepsy he has, for all we know he was never affect by flashes before.

    And maybe he wasn`t near the fire. Maybe in his fit he rolled into it.

    We simply don`t know enough to say he should take responsibilty. And if this happened to any of us I know we would want some money for it. So I hope he wins. And when you see all these poo lawsuits out there - for example the guys sueing Resident Evil for having black zombies - you just know this is at least better than them ones.

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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:13 am
    Wouldn`t someone nearby have the sence to pull him out of the freaking fire? I mean if your friend is having a seizure you`re not supposed to touch or move him, but I think this could be an exception.
  50. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:21 am
    @kronnus, http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/05/24/Wilderness.ART_ART_05-24-08_B1_HFA9S8D.html?sid=101

    Although the university knew of Mance`s history of epilepsy, which he noted in a medical form required for the trip, school officials did nothing to protect his health and safety, said his attorney, Robert P. Miller of Columbus.

    It also shows a different picture, post burn. His nose is less phallic.

  51. Profile photo of adam432823
    adam432823 Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:32 am
    At what point in time would you just cut that drating thing (pun!) off yourself?
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    GosuPaul Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:34 am
    Oh God, he`s severely messed up.

    Jesus Christ....

  53. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:40 am
    it sucks he fell into a fire and looks like gonzo now, but how can he sue because he had a sezuire and got burned? unless someone stood in front of him and purposely held a strobe light to his eyes, no one caused him to have a seizure, it just happened like every other seizure he`s had, but in a really bad place this time. if the school didn`t let him go he`d be crying discrimination. accidents happen, some are worse than others, but you can`t always get paid when something awful happens, especially when there`s really no one to blame.
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:43 am
    Wait...is this fo` rizzle?
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    evilducky00 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:44 am
    Why does a 25 year old need to be supervised on a trip? If was a 12 year old kid I could see a reason for the case.
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    Catx Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:45 am
    I feel very bad for this fellow, but I don`t think the universaty should be completely responsible for his injery. If you have a history of epileptic seizures you should know enough not to sit close to a fire. It is terrible for this guy. But people with conditions like this should always think about self preservation before doing anything that may put them in harms way. Maybe I could understand if he was a child or something, but at 25!!!! Come ON!

    On a lighter note. How do you become an EXPERT witness. haha I am very good as seeing things that happen around me. I have expert training.

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    Spiralz2k8 Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:45 am
    Omg.
    Squidward Is Real.
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    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:50 am
    Totally agree with Challenger23. That was unlucky of him, but also, like some said, SOMEONE should have at least tried to take him out of the fire.

    (BTW It says $3.2 million there, not $2.8 M)

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:55 am
    Error: Missing Information.

    Cannot make proper judgment.

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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 9:55 am
    Ahahahaha! Unlucky.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 10:02 am
    It`s his falt. He knew he had a history of having seizures. He either could of sat away from the fire or not of gone at all.
  62. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 10:03 am
    If he signed a release of liability form, then the responsibility is his just as much as if he fell over in the street.

    If he didn`t sign such a form, then the university should have had some form of insurance.

    Either way, there must have been some way in which the university laid out exactly what their liability should be before he went on the trip.

    Obviously, we don`t know what was agreed before the trip.

  63. Profile photo of lmaonaise
    lmaonaise Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2009 at 10:03 am
    i actually thought this was a joke for a couple of seconds when i saw the pic...
    also lol @ american suing culture
  64. Profile photo of dystopia04
    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 10:11 am
    im torn.... he didnt have to sit right next to the campfire, he knew what he was risking. on the other hand, the school should have told him he couldnt go. i think he deserves medical expenses, but not pain and suffering. side note- why does his nose look like a sausage?
  65. Profile photo of Victory7
    Victory7 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 10:12 am
    Yep, no one can accept responsibility for the own actions anymore. And with that, friends, I officially throw away any shred of hope I had in the future of the human race.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 10:29 am
    Can you imagine if the uni had barred him from the trip? He`d sue for discrimination, and win that case. Then he`d go on the next one, sit retardedly close to a flickering light source, and then sue the uni again for allowing him on the trip.


    If you are prone to losing control of your body, don`t hang around near fire or water. Common sense.

  67. Profile photo of mvagts
    mvagts Female 30-39
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    March 19, 2009 at 10:29 am
    I am confused....why did they sew his wiener on his face?
  68. Profile photo of Kay62442
    Kay62442 Female 13-17
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    March 19, 2009 at 10:39 am
    ...I don`t know which picture is weirder...
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    Harijuku Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 10:51 am
    oh my god D: i`d kill myself if i was him.
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    solobueno Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 10:54 am
    PLEASE read the Dispatch article and not the one from OU`s paper...(they`re terrible reporters who have been in lawsuits for false information before) And it makes his case alot better than the insensitive Post reporters.
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    firetiger16 Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 11:06 am
    For the people saying he should have stayed away from the fire, he could have been three feet away staying close enough to the fire to stay warm stood up and had a seizure and fell into it. Think before you post gesh. The school should have atleast sent them out in pairs just in case something happend. What if someone was alone and got attacked by an animal and bled to death out there? It is the same concept.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2009 at 11:08 am
    I completely agree with Almightybob1. This guy was 22 when it happened. Its terrible that it did happen, but he has to take responsibility for his condition. He was the one with epilepsy, and therefore would be the most aware of the dangers of sitting close to an open fire.
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    stagefreak Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 11:09 am
    Gonzo? Is that you?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 11:11 am
    His nose looks like a penis.

    Also he IS greedy. He wanted 7 figures? Bah.

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    Okasen Female 13-17
    523 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 11:15 am
    Douchebag deserves his sausage nose.

    He`s a drating adult, he can make his own damn decisions. I have Epilepsy and I have enough common sense to not do poo that`ll be dangerous, and if I do, I don`t bitch at other people. And for christ`s sake, I`m 13, if I can make non-retarded decisions, why the hell can`t a college student?

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    ohsnap112 Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 11:15 am
    wtf`s with his nose?!
  77. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 11:39 am
    Dude, that burn photo is photoshopped.
  78. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    That sucks that his face got f`ed up, but come on. If he`s been living with epilepsy for that long, he should know by now that he can`t get too close to campfires.
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    FlamedNight Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    so sad. what if you were him and just wanted to keep warm next to the fire? I agree he should have talked to his doctor, but man, thats terrible.
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    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    He has a trunk...
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Okasen
    Female, 13-17, Southern US
    623 Posts Thursday, March 19, 2009 11:15:32 AM
    Douchebag deserves his sausage nose.

    He`s a drating adult, he can make his own damn decisions. I have Epilepsy and I have enough common sense to not do poo that`ll be dangerous, and if I do, I don`t bitch at other people. And for christ`s sake, I`m 13, if I can make non-retarded decisions, why the hell can`t a college student?

    damn Okasen why so hard on the gry ?? :-(

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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    LazyMe484
    Male, 18-29, Canada
    3355 Posts Thursday, March 19, 2009 11:11:22 AM
    His nose looks like a penis.

    i was going to say that.. :-?

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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    Scrolling down:
    "Aww, a kitt- *SCREAMS*"

    Really, though.
    Flickering light + Melts Flesh = Generally not good for epilepsy. ._.

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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    His free will of choosing whether to sit next to fire or not is one thing. On a more open note, if he told the school he had epilepsy and they didn`t take it into consideration at all for the trip then they`re pretty much leaving themselves open to geiting bum-raped.
  85. Profile photo of BirdOfHermes
    BirdOfHermes Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    penis nose, penis nose...
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    For those of you too lazy to scroll all the way to the very first page of the comments, I will quote SiN iN Me, who is exactly correct that there is an implant in his nose to stretch the skin so that it can be used for skin grafts:

    "im assuming the reason his nose is like that is to stretch the skin so it can be used on his face, thats usually why things like that are there"

  87. Profile photo of ghostofme
    ghostofme Male 18-29
    516 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    So, wait...a 25-year-old man, who knows his own condition...knows that he suffers from epilepsy, is suing someone else for letting HIM sit next to a fire?

    He`s an effing adult! He should have been smart enough not to sit next to the fire in the first place.

  88. Profile photo of lytesend
    lytesend Female 13-17
    194 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    He`s stupid for sitting close to the fire that he KNEW would trigger his epilepsy, and the school is disgustingly stupid for not having safety precautions. Kill them both. Problem solved. :)
  89. Profile photo of ghostofme
    ghostofme Male 18-29
    516 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    So, wait...a 25-year-old man, who knows his own condition...knows that he suffers from epilepsy, is suing someone else for letting HIM sit next to a fire?He`s an effing adult! He should have been smart enough not to sit next to the fire in the first place.
  90. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    wtf did he go on the trip for then, the t*t?
    Still... I do feel sorry for him.
    But if I looked like that, Id have asked them to just remove the nose and build a new one out of silicon or something.

    Poor retarded kid

  91. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    the dispatcher article says Shriner has/is covering all his medical costs. what more does this guy want?

    i don`t know if any of you heard about it, but in 2007 (in kentucky), a house burned down and killed 10 people (4 adults, 6 children). the survivors tried to sue phillip morris and lost because it wasn`t phillip morris` fault the adults in that house were drunk and passed out with a ciggarette still lit, which ignited some curtains and quickly ate the house up. they had a mass funeral in the high school gym where so many people showed up they actually had to turn them away, and of course it was sad, but you can`t expect someone else to pay for your mistakes! the town donated food and money, and all the leftover money after funeral (a lot of which was donated) and medical expenses was put into an account for the survivors (one was a friend of mine). they weren`t happy with that, they wanted more.

    this guy is just like them, he`s just GREEDY!

  92. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    They`re adults... people saying *the uni could have done something or given him supervision* - won`t work... when have u EVEr known kids/ young adults to follow orders/ instructions! If one kid wanted to take a p!ss in the woods, he would have even if he`d been assigned supervising duty...
  93. Profile photo of marencolleen
    marencolleen Female 18-29
    531 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    dude, it sucks and all, but seriously maybe he should have thought about his condition before deciding to be an outdoor rec major where nearly all job opportunities will put him a far way away from medical care. it`s his problem, not the schools. he chose to put himself in that situation by choosing an impractible major.
  94. Profile photo of Glowy
    Glowy Male 18-29
    354 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    GONZO
  95. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    Holy drat. What the hell happened to that kids nose? I should maybe read the article first....
    Thats horrible, but it is his own fault. He should be responsible enough to know when these kinds of situations can be potentially dangerous for him. He chose to go on the trip, why should the university pay. Did they push him into the fire? But I suppose he needs to get the money someway. I still can`t get over his nose...how can it look like that?!
  96. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
    2116 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    maromi, he was required to go


    read the article
    i thought he was at fault, until i read they were seperated. thats retarded

  97. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    First, let me say that I feel absolutely terrible for this guy. I can`t even imagine what he is going through, and wouldn`t wish this on anybody.

    Despite the fact that this was a terrible tragedy, I don`t see how the university could have forseen this. The student had just as much opportunity and capacity to anticipate any accident of the sorts as the university did, which was NO CHANCE OF PREDICTING THIS. I mean, what can anybody do, patient or organization, if a freak accident could occur and they have to plan for such a possibility?

    The universe owes this guy money and comfort. Fate owes this guy a fat check. But this isn`t the university`s fault and it was simply a horrible accident.

  98. Profile photo of Sociophobic
    Sociophobic Male 18-29
    367 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    He shouldn`t have been sitting there; the university shouldn`t have left him alone. Everybody`s fault.

  99. Profile photo of Aeladil
    Aeladil Female 18-29
    513 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    I do believe this is the university`s fault. He made it known he had epilepsy, he made it known he was taking medication for it, and they failed to have a doctor review the form or even see him. They left him alone with a campfire all night knowing that even with medication, you are not CURED of seizures. Medication only helps lengthen the time between seizures.

    He should have, at the very least, had someone with him: an instructor, or a friend. Failure to do so put him at undue risk when he made every attempt to let them know his medical condition.

    The university is at fault, in my opinion. This poor man`s life has been completely changed because of this incident and to put the blame on him for a condition he has no true control over, is just ludicrous.

    If this outing was a REQUIRED part of his course, he would have had no choice but to go on it. That said, the university is liable, in my opinion, for the safety of its students. If only to cover their own butts.

  100. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm
    I agree JimboH.

    Holy poo... I feel terrible for him.

  101. Profile photo of Rhasputin
    Rhasputin Female 18-29
    112 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    What the... How do facial burns cause THAT!? Oo
  102. Profile photo of justjason44
    justjason44 Male 30-39
    97 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    OK.. for all of you saying "He should have had someone else there!" "The school should have sent them out in pairs" Did you all read a different article? He was taking an outdoor survival class. Not a Pick-a-Pair Wilderness Adventure course.

    Plain and simple the school will get punished even tho it was in fact his own fault. He should thank his school paper for posting the penis nose pic on the intarwebz. That will greatly help the pain and suffering now that everyone has seen this guy with said schnoz.

  103. Profile photo of bulbasaur
    bulbasaur Female 18-29
    168 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    There should have been somebody with him.

    Can someone honestly tell me how your nose ends up like that after a serious burn? That`s inconceivable to me.

  104. Profile photo of Calibur15
    Calibur15 Male 18-29
    229 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    Last i checked skin grafts come from the extra skin on ones butt... so... did he run out and have to take from the other side... for his nose... or... whats that about... he has a penis nose... imma just come out and say that.
  105. Profile photo of BlueJack
    BlueJack Female 18-29
    385 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    I feel bad for the guy. I almost wish it was the university`s fault, but I think it`s just a tragic mishap and everyone wants someone to lay blame on someone for what`s happened to the poor guy. He should know how severe his condition is and should have requested an excuse from watching the fire. I have a hard time believing the university would have required him or denied him that right. According to the article they said he normally wouldn`t be allowed to go unless he`d been incident free for a year. The university may have not applied this rule because they thought he`d use his own better judgment.
  106. Profile photo of Currahee428
    Currahee428 Male 13-17
    31 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    that`s pretty bad, but when you didn`t get a doctor`s approval on the dang form you should lose the right to blame someone else
  107. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    so it would appear not only did he fall on the fire, but the sausage they were cooking stuck onto his face aswell
  108. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1788 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    Totally not the schools fault. Horrible accident, but still.
  109. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    a good judge will drop the case down to negligence on the cients behalf
  110. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    clients
  111. Profile photo of shinsvaka
    shinsvaka Male 18-29
    308 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    OW! damn that looks bad..... man, i would not want to be him.
  112. Profile photo of blackbird7
    blackbird7 Female 18-29
    238 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    I don`t get the long thing on his face...it looks like a trunk or something. Does your skin react like one of those `snake` firework things when it gets burned? I`ve never seen anything like that before, made me wonder if it was photoshopped? Why wouldn`t they just cut that thing off when the did the surgery?
  113. Profile photo of CharlieA
    CharlieA Male 18-29
    502 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    My sister has epilepsy and takes medication. She has not had a siezure in more than seven years. Once the docs had the meds dose right, no problems. I would have to say this is not an "open and shut" case.
  114. Profile photo of MyZZLeZ
    MyZZLeZ Male 18-29
    100 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    oh my, it`s Gonzo!
  115. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    What`s with his nose? eek.
  116. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    habbazoot
    Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    1436 Posts Thursday, March 19, 2009 2:57:36 PM
    maromi, he was required to go

    read the article

    The only thing you`re required to do is die, OK. So he still had the choice to not go...or at least to not sit so close to the damn fire. Who takes a wilderness survival course anyway...

  117. Profile photo of glassjawdave
    glassjawdave Male 18-29
    93 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    dude if it were me I`d be suing my plastic surgeon for that messed up looking penis nose thing, not the university.
  118. Profile photo of skillz3333
    skillz3333 Male 18-29
    428 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    wow this is fake! look at his face for good sakes...makeup/mask
  119. Profile photo of geek_nimrod
    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
    371 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    :( that is so sad! I actually hope that he wins.
  120. Profile photo of grungaloo
    grungaloo Male 18-29
    31 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE.... wait...
  121. Profile photo of gcamaro32
    gcamaro32 Male 70 & Over
    242 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    haha...he`s hella ugly now...
  122. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    ":( that is so sad! I actually hope that he wins."

    Why is it sad? He knew of his condition and he knew what kind of things could set it off. He chose to put himself into that position. It is not the schools` responsibility to replace his own personal responsibility. Not only that but college is all about taking personal responsibility! Let me ask you this, if this dude hopped into a Chevy and drove around town, went into a seizure and got into a wreck... should he be allowed to sue Chevrolet? Same exact thing here.

    His choice, his responsibility. drat this guy. Oh, and nice penis on his face.

  123. Profile photo of TheBuzzer
    TheBuzzer Male 18-29
    472 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    wow. well i think he could look better he would just need to be wearing like a silicon mask
  124. Profile photo of pariahnola
    pariahnola Male 18-29
    649 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm
    you know i have never seen anyones nose turn into gonzo`s nose from the muppets after getting burned. so my question is what the heel actually happen for that to happen
  125. Profile photo of Mornaf
    Mornaf Male 18-29
    820 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    I think this is fake... mainly because of the nose.
    In other words, I refrain from choosing a side.
  126. Profile photo of pariahnola
    pariahnola Male 18-29
    649 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    seriously how does that happen. i have met burn victoms before and nothing like that has happend to their nose from being burned
  127. Profile photo of JumboCookie
    JumboCookie Male 18-29
    1244 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:23 pm
    ... I wonder where the skin graft for his nose came from... How would it look if he tried sticking prunes in his nose?
  128. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
    1668 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    Sweet Jesus, his face
  129. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
    1668 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    Sweet Jesus, his face
  130. Profile photo of Skankenstein
    Skankenstein Female 13-17
    177 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 8:56 pm
    I kept checking to see if I could find anything saying "The Onion", but I didn`t. xD
    Why does his nose look like that? Its got to be fake. =/
  131. Profile photo of JuniorGem
    JuniorGem Female 18-29
    57 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    ok. so he has a history of epileptic attacks, and chooses to go anyway WITHOUT consulting a physician. He was asked to tend a "flickering" campfire, and even though he knows that flickering can trigger attacks, he agrees WITHOUT mentioning he suffers from eplieptic attacks. Suprise! He has an eplieptic attack! So it`s the school`s fault he didn`t take proper precautions with his medical condition? It`s the schools fault for not saying hey you have epilepsy, your unfit to camp? I bet he would of sued for "discrimination" if they had done that. In my opinion he deserves a rooster for a nose if he`s going to be so irresponsible about his own health and limitations.
  132. Profile photo of JuniorGem
    JuniorGem Female 18-29
    57 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    lol omg, it replaced my other word for rooster, with the word rooster...
    I didn`t know that was gonna happen =p
  133. Profile photo of jnseattle
    jnseattle Male 18-29
    41 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm
    okay...i am barely typing this i have spent the last 10 minutes laughing. I hope to God this is fake, because...none of our ugly asses have anything to b*tch about when it comes to our looks.
  134. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    that has to be fake. what`s up with the dick nose.

    also, it sucks what happened to him but it`s not the schools fault.

  135. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    everything else looks ok.. but WTF happened to his nose?? i have no clue how burns could cause his nose to become so huge like that
  136. Profile photo of Iroj
    Iroj Female 18-29
    960 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 9:55 pm
    God you people claiming its fake are so f*cking stupid... seriously. -_-
  137. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm
    Did he get that work done in Mexico or something?
    So it says this will cost him almost $2.6 million in lost earnings? What does he do for a living??? I could work my whole life and not earn that.
  138. Profile photo of ignisatra
    ignisatra Male 18-29
    7 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    It`s true.

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/loc...

    That has another picture of him.

  139. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    Also, I lol`d...so what, I`ll see you all in Hell anyways.
  140. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    I understand his problem and all. But how is this the schools fault? What, is he so retarded even as an adult that he cant make decisions for himself?

    If he has a history of seizures then its his own damn fault for going on the trip and knowing the potential risks he took.

    See you in hell. Hope he gets better and I would be butt hurt too if it happened to me. But sometimes we have to learn to live with our own mistakes and not blame everyone else.

  141. Profile photo of NargX
    NargX Male 18-29
    1 post
    March 19, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    What an Idiot! I hope they gave him an F for the course!
  142. Profile photo of trp712
    trp712 Male 18-29
    2239 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 1:25 am
    Oh that poor guy. I say he deserves the money.
  143. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 2:22 am
    I would say both parties were at fault. The guy should`ve taken more care. If you have a history of seizures, STAY AWAY FROM FIRE! On the other hand, the school should probably not have taken him on the trip.
  144. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2388 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 2:32 am
    reminds me of one of those dried sponges that get bigger after you put waster on them see you in hell
  145. Profile photo of ctucker
    ctucker Male 18-29
    128 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 2:44 am
    Why would you take an outdoor survival class in which you know a) you have seizures b) you can`t really be in a survival class without dealing with fire c) it could possibly leave you with what appears to be an elephant`s trunk for a nose.
  146. Profile photo of Mah_Boi
    Mah_Boi Male 18-29
    606 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 3:11 am
    Wow. Yeah...normally I can usually decide in favor of one party or another, but...I`m kinda stuck on this one.

    Yeah, he should have been more careful, but, geeze...that nose...

  147. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
    721 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 5:49 am
    sod the money, id rather be dead with a face like that.

    people would sue for anything these days, a kid fell over in the playground and grazed his knee and his parents sued for £15,000 "suffering".

    although if i was in his case i would want the money, but probally kill myself instead

  148. Profile photo of fknloser
    fknloser Male 30-39
    418 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 7:34 am
    The nose thing is insane. how can a fire do that? kinda like those snake things from firework stand, that you light and it grows. lol !
  149. Profile photo of Pindragon
    Pindragon Male 18-29
    600 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 9:15 am
    Negligence my ass!

    He went on the trip knowing damn well he had those seizures and he sat by the fire STILL knowing he had these seizures.

    It is not like they held a gun to his head and ordered him onto that trip or sit by the fire.

    It is his own damn fault that this happened, he just doesn`t want to take responsibility for it. And he wants someone else to pay the bills.

  150. Profile photo of Pindragon
    Pindragon Male 18-29
    600 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 9:25 am
    And what the hell is that giant bump thing on his head? O.o
  151. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    Am i cruel to laugh at the `after` photot? Its the nose, really...
  152. Profile photo of roxidied
    roxidied Female 13-17
    322 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    Yes it is Mal_BB...
    And your comment made me laugh twice as hard.
    I`m so confused as to why there are suddenly bigger bulges all over his head...

    Also..he`s just grovelling.
    It was a tragic accident..but is pointing fingers really going to help now?
    Unless it`s for even more reconstructive surgery...he could get a face transplant maybe?

    Also..he was 21 at the time..he should have known of the effects of his Epilepsy(SP?).

  153. Profile photo of Cataclism0
    Cataclism0 Male 18-29
    212 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    i knew i had seizures but wanted to go anyway. they should of stopped me.


    see when you simply sum it up in a nut shell you dont feel sympathetic at all

  154. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 11:10 pm
    what the hell?
  155. Profile photo of mehh
    mehh Female 18-29
    528 posts
    March 21, 2009 at 1:55 am
    It`s horrible what happened to him but he has no one to blame but himself. He`s not a kid, he should make his own calls about his personal safety
  156. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    March 21, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    Eh, lawsuits like this don`t really surprise me anymore.
  157. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    March 22, 2009 at 2:36 am
    I`m confused... was he a jew before or just after the incident?
  158. Profile photo of Tomobom
    Tomobom Male 13-17
    6 posts
    March 25, 2009 at 11:19 am
    lol sausage nose
  159. Profile photo of samidoll
    samidoll Female 18-29
    615 posts
    May 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    why did his nose do that? it said he had reconstructive surgery, could that not be fixed? poor guy.
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    ballaerina Female 18-29
    590 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    That`s my school!

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