Florida Lifeguard Saves Man, Gets Fired

Submitted by: Fwoggie2 5 years ago in

The victim"s in intensive care. Mr Lopez now needs a new job. If there was ever a case for a legit lawsuit, this is it.
There are 29 comments:
Male 145
Are you drating kidding me.

Whomever fired him should be put in the same stuation and saved.... or not.

They don`t really deserve to be alive anyways...
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Male 1,745
god damn lawyers again
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Male 24
michaelrule4 just Hit tHe spot and not even 3 posts into IAB...he is the defination of hope. I have faith in mankind again.
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Male 1,595
There should be ethicality clauses in the contracts of life-saving jobs.
So a Good Samaritan catch-all statement.
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Male 3
A.K.A. the "Good Samaritan" law.
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Male 3
@inaria

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Female 1,515
I understand why the company would be mad about it, because if anything went wrong with the rescue it was outside the boundaries of insurance coverage. But at the same time expecting a lifeguard to watch someone drown is despicable. Even if he called 911 the man would have been drowned by the time they reached the scene.
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Male 15,832
They ended up offering him his job back, but he told them to take their stinkin` $8.25/hr and shove it.
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Male 273
derp.
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Male 735
i heard he got his job back
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Male 197
Zoard and Szilard Janko.... And their cousin J`zargo.
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Male 759
Zoard Janko. What a fantastic name. He should be out fighting crime in spandex with a name like that
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Male 93
Disguisting!
sound like the boss needed firing ages ago
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Male 3,275
Communists, Islamist extremists, conservatives, liberals; these are not what is threatening our country- or the world in general- it`s the [email protected] lawyers.
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Male 2,229
Drowning isn`t any fun. Someone offer those kids a REAL job.By doing what was right,they show what this country needs most-LEADERSHIP!! "Guy drowning? SAVE HIM! Economy drowning? Save IT!"
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Male 41,116
Mr Lopez can put it on his resume: "I was fired for saving a dude`s life"

Why do I get "up in arms" about beurocrats and beurocracies? THIS!
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Male 7,123
CrakrJak

That`s good to hear. Civic responsibility FTW.
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Male 2,700
"LordJim: The city`s mayor was just on CNN saying that they will likely end the contract to get the lifeguards back under their purview."

That is fantastic news. Really I am actually happy to hear that.

Imagine if Superman had insurance problems. Would make the comics a lot different.
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Male 2,700
"He`s been offered his job back, it`s till unknown what will happen to his fellow lifeguards that quit supporting him."

Normally Im not a union supporter, (as i pay my dues every month) but this guy and all his fellow supporters should try to form their own company, unionize, and take that beach as their guarded area. Would be safer with them than some insurance liability.
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Male 17,511
LordJim: The city`s mayor was just on CNN saying that they will likely end the contract to get the lifeguards back under their purview.
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Male 2,700
"Couldn`t the guy who is in intensive care sue whoever makes the rules on the grounds that should the law have been upheld, he probably would have died?"

It has nothing to do with a law. This lifeguard works within certain boundaries and the Insurance that he and the company is covered under only covers so much ground. This lifeguard went out of these boundaries while being a representative of the company. Had he screwed up in the area, insurance would cover his actions, but he went out of the area, and had he screwed up there and got sued, the insurance would not have covered w/e the case would have covered.

Either way, I understand WHY the company would be worried, but firing him was a nasty nasty move. But ultimately it also prevent him from filing any type of suit because they are, unfortunate, in the right. In the same position, I would have done what he did though.
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Male 14,331
Insurance Companies.....
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Male 2,551
Couldn`t the guy who is in intensive care sue whoever makes the rules on the grounds that should the law have been upheld, he probably would have died?
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Male 2,700
Funny how insurance liabilities made the company decide that he was worth letting go. Some things there are rules for, some rules are MEANT to be broken.

I for one hope that company loses their contracts for putting people in danger in lieu of an insurance liability.
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Male 7,123
Lawsuit? Why? A decent kid lost a minimum wage job for being a human being. Good for him, a lawsuit would tarnish a simple act of compassion. I hope he`s better than that.

But the company should certainly lose their contract.
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2,887
stay classy florida
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Male 17,511
He`s been offered his job back, it`s till unknown what will happen to his fellow lifeguards that quit supporting him.
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Male 4,310
that what he get for saving people for free!
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Male 1,803
Link: Florida Lifeguard Saves Man, Gets Fired [Rate Link] - The victim`s in intensive care. Mr Lopez now needs a new job. If there was ever a case for a legit lawsuit, this is it.
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