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Boy, 4, Dies After Supermarket Fall

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Parents are suing the supermarket for negligence- and they`re not American. Should the supermarket face legal action?
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Male, 18-29, Western US
 110 Posts
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:38:41 AM
My kids are allowed to climb on things at playgrounds, not stores. If the railing was, say, to keep people from falling, the kid was leaning against it and fell - store's fault. But sorry, hanging and climbing on it - my fault. See how that works?

Female, 18-29, Europe
 5288 Posts
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 3:19:00 AM
This made me really sad :(

I can't imagine what the parents are going through...but whats the point in sueing, the reason there are so many rules in this country now are because of that exact reason, people sue for anything, it was the mother responsability, she should have been watching her son, it isnt the supermarkets fault -sigh-

meh. who even cares anymore, our country has gone to sh*t already.. benefits, claims, money being thrown at people as apologies for there own mistakes, because we are too soft to say no.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 39 Posts
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 8:38:36 PM
Angilion, there's a fourth degree burn, as well. It typically happens with electrocution and the skin turns into a white powder, and just blows away in the breeze.

... all we are is duuuuuuuuuust in the wiiiiiiiiiind

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12390 Posts
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 5:53:49 PM
"If you are too idiotic to put together that something STEAMING might be a smidgen warm, then I truly hope you play with fire one too many times."

If the coffee had been sold at a reasonable temperature for coffee, you would have a point. It wasn't, you don`t. The product was dangerous beyond reasonable expectations and was completely unfit for the purpose for which it was sold. McDonalds was clearly aware of this beforehand.

Had the coffee been at a hot drinkable temperature (i.e. fit for purpose), it would have been a different matter.

You should reasonably expect a hot drink to be hot enough to be very painful if spilled on you, maybe even cause superficial burns.

This not-really-a-drink caused third degree (i.e. the highest category) burns over 6% of the person`s body. That is not a degree of hazard that a customer should reasonably expect.

Comparing it to slapping a lion is therefore silly.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12390 Posts
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 5:44:56 PM
"Saying McDonalds was actually responsible for the famous "Coffee Caper" incident, is to say that they are also responsible for poeple that get fat because they eat too much of their food....Fact is, people in these situations refuse to take responsibility for their OWN ACTIONS..."

The person's OWN ACTION in this case was to put milk into a cup of coffee. So she`s responsible for having slightly milky coffee rather than black coffee.

She isn`t responsible for MCDONALD`S ACTION of deliberately and knowingly providing a very dangerous product that was completely unfit for the purpose for which it was sold.

So it isn`t at all like people getting fat because they eat too much fatty fast food.

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