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Toddler Seeks Lost Wages After Playground Mishap
NBC30.com ^ | Dec. 26, 2003 | Unattributed

Posted on 12/27/2003 7:35:39 AM PST by JakeINJoisey

Stamford Boy Cuts Head On Railing

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A 2-year-old model and actor is seeking unspecified lost wages and other compensation from Stamford after cutting his head at a playground.

Konrad Mader of Greenwich was running toward a treehouse at a playground Nov. 4 when he crashed into a railing, according to a claim filed last week by his mother and reported Friday by The Advocate newspaper of Stamford.

The blond-haired toddler received several stitches.

Deena Mader, the youngster's mother, does not specify how much she is seeking from the city. In a letter to officials, she demands compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and a "lost wage amount due to his inability to audition or take modeling or commercial jobs while his head heals."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: abuse; corruption; greed; itisnotmyfault; lawyers; litigateoftheyear; playground; suesomebody; tortreform
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Yet another candidate for the "Most Outrageous Litigate Of The Year"...
1 posted on 12/27/2003 7:35:40 AM PST by JakeINJoisey
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To: JakeINJoisey
Ohfercryinoutloud.
2 posted on 12/27/2003 7:37:05 AM PST by Lil'freeper (By all that we hold dear on this Earth I bid you stand, men of the West!)
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To: JakeINJoisey
Thanks for the indigestion.
3 posted on 12/27/2003 7:39:19 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: JakeINJoisey
If the kid has to be blemish-free, Mom should wrap him up like a mummy, and not forget the helmet and pads.

Oh heck, maybe she should just keep him home in a playpen.
4 posted on 12/27/2003 7:41:46 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: JakeINJoisey
Stupid is as stupid does.
5 posted on 12/27/2003 7:42:45 AM PST by xrp
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To: JakeINJoisey
Can't the city sue or arrest her for abusing Child Labor Laws or maybe just for being a really awful Stage Mom?
6 posted on 12/27/2003 7:42:51 AM PST by LibertyAndJusticeForAll
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To: Calpernia
Is traumatic indigestion actionable?
7 posted on 12/27/2003 7:42:54 AM PST by JakeINJoisey
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To: JakeINJoisey
hmmm, this news has made me unable to finish my coffee. Maybe a counter suit is in order?????
8 posted on 12/27/2003 7:44:00 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: JakeINJoisey
How about "Another living example of what's sick in our society"?
2-year-old model? Gheeeeez.

Nothing like defining clearly to our children that you can have the IQ of a carrot and still make it big by being a model, a cheerleader, or a sports star. Beats learning and thinking and working and all the other silly things people do who would pony up the cash this career bimbo is seeking.

9 posted on 12/27/2003 7:44:25 AM PST by Publius6961 (40% of Californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks.)
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To: JakeINJoisey
Was there any damage to the rail? Sounds like the city may have a suit there.
10 posted on 12/27/2003 7:44:34 AM PST by whereasandsoforth (tagged for migratory purposes only)
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To: Calpernia
does the little tyke pay taxes?
11 posted on 12/27/2003 7:44:40 AM PST by petercooper (DEAN = Democrats Experiencing Another Nightmare)
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I would assume no (total guess). I assume his earnings go into a Trust. When he becomes of age and gets the money, then he is suppose to pay the taxes.

I am only guessing here though.
13 posted on 12/27/2003 7:46:46 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Publius6961
Lucky for him he's a model, running into a pole won't do any real damage.
14 posted on 12/27/2003 7:47:33 AM PST by fml ( You can twist perception, reality won't budge. -RUSH)
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To: JakeINJoisey
Mader blamed a "design flaw or oversight" at the playground. She said she was supervising the child and that the railing support beam Konrad collided with is green and blends in with the landscaping. She said it should be painted a brighter color.

By Golly, Momma is right. A two-year old would instinctively know not to run right into the hot pink rail.

(eye roll)

15 posted on 12/27/2003 7:48:19 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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"Konrad was using this equipment and space as it was intended and was hurt," Mader wrote. "He was properly supervised. This accident was preventable had the railings and safety measures been correct at this park."

Maybe the mom ought not to let her child play at an improperly constructed playground?

Or maybe she ought to realize that 2 year old boys, if they are acting like 2 year old boys, will get cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc.....When they get older, often they'll get sprains and broken bones. The nature of the beast.

16 posted on 12/27/2003 7:50:57 AM PST by Amelia (A good tagline requires lots of imagination. Darn it.)
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To: JakeINJoisey
This is why playgrounds today are nothing but a few rope swings and a slide or two. No more monkey bars. No more teeter-totters. All of them gone because of the threat of frivilous lawsuits from morons like these.

Playgrounds today have been sanitized to the point that most kids don't want to play in them anymore.

What a sad commentary on our society.
17 posted on 12/27/2003 7:52:30 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ain't Skeered...)
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To: JakeINJoisey
See, perfect example of what I've been saying this morning it's the parents' fault on the two threads about increase in children with problems. One would think there must be a role or two out there for a kid with a few real stitches that would pay mom big $$$.
18 posted on 12/27/2003 7:53:42 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: JakeINJoisey
Bump
19 posted on 12/27/2003 7:55:26 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: mtbopfuyn
I've just done a psych profile on this woman; She is definately the type of mother who'd leave her child with Michael Jackson for a sleepover.
20 posted on 12/27/2003 7:57:05 AM PST by umgud (gov't has more money than it needs, but never as much as it wants)
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