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2-year-old model seeks lost wages
CNN ^ | 122703 | CNN

Posted on 12/27/2003 1:31:56 PM PST by Archangelsk

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:03:38 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

STAMFORD, Connecticut (AP) --A 2-year-old model and actor who cut his head at a playground is seeking unspecified lost wages and other compensation from the city.

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


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: childabuse; idiotmom; lawyers; model; moronsofamerica; playground
2-year-old model's Mom should seek life and psychiatric care.
1 posted on 12/27/2003 1:31:57 PM PST by Archangelsk
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To: mhking
JD ping....
2 posted on 12/27/2003 1:33:45 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: Archangelsk
A 2 year old male model? Now there's a kid you don't see every day. Going pro for the beefcake pedochic crowd? EEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW.
3 posted on 12/27/2003 1:35:04 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Archangelsk
It's always a hardship for the family when your toddler can't get work....
4 posted on 12/27/2003 1:35:41 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: Archangelsk
I suppose this will affect his way of taking a line reading.
5 posted on 12/27/2003 1:36:47 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Archangelsk
It's hard to judge a case like this without seeing a picture of the injury. But I think we all agree the settlement should be based on the degree on injury to the child, not on his potential wage-earners as a 'model.'
6 posted on 12/27/2003 1:38:11 PM PST by JoeSchem
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To: Focault's Pendulum
A 2 year old prodigy? He must be a born genius to excel at acting at such a tender age.
7 posted on 12/27/2003 1:38:58 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Archangelsk
Uh...stage mom??? Poor kid will never EVER have a chance at a normal life.
8 posted on 12/27/2003 1:40:18 PM PST by No Fool
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To: Archangelsk
A child that beautiful should never be on a playground in the first place.

/sarcasm
9 posted on 12/27/2003 1:40:31 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan (Time turns every destination into a point of departure)
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To: Archangelsk
From the onion?
10 posted on 12/27/2003 1:48:46 PM PST by Cool_V
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To: Archangelsk
As a result, the city will mandate parents should equip 2-year-old children with safety helmets. Bad move, mother.
11 posted on 12/27/2003 1:52:03 PM PST by Tall_Texan (Want to improve your memory? Loan someone your money.)
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To: goldstategop

"I coulda been a contendah! I coulda been somebody instead of a bum, which is what I am!"

12 posted on 12/27/2003 1:55:41 PM PST by Tall_Texan (Want to improve your memory? Loan someone your money.)
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To: JoeSchem
"...I think we all agree the settlement should be based..."

What settlement?? The mom ought to be embarrased that she wasn't keeping her kid under control.

Courts are for REAL cases.

SM
13 posted on 12/27/2003 1:59:56 PM PST by Senormechanico ("Face piles of trials with smiles...it riles them to believe that you perceive the web they weave.)
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To: Archangelsk
No wonder why playgrounds across the country are being torn down.

Idiot parents.

It's OK if your kid gets hurt once in a while, you know?
14 posted on 12/27/2003 2:05:51 PM PST by Guillermo (Happy Ramahannakwaanzmas!)
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To: Archangelsk
Konrad Mader of Greenwich was running toward a treehouse at a playground November 4 when he crashed into a railing

She's suing the city for her own dumb kid's klutziness?

15 posted on 12/27/2003 2:06:26 PM PST by FITZ
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To: Archangelsk
Little kids fall and hit their heads. They get up and they fall again. That's why they are called toddlers. If his career is that important she should not have let him play on the play ground.
16 posted on 12/27/2003 2:07:30 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: goldstategop
I agree! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww!
I can hear the Banjos playing in the background.
17 posted on 12/27/2003 2:07:54 PM PST by Brainhose (THINK OF THE KITTENS!)
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To: JoeSchem
There should be no settlement, NONE.

The kid hurt HIMSELF on a playground.

There is no playground on earth that is 100% foolproof against injury.

Kids get hurt playing. That is a simple fact of life. The idea that someone should get paid because of a playground injury is beyond absurd.
18 posted on 12/27/2003 2:08:02 PM PST by Guillermo (Happy Ramahannakwaanzmas!)
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To: JoeSchem
not on his potential wage-earners as a 'model.'

I would think a career as a toddler model would be very short ---- there would be no guarantee at all he'd model after outgrowing that stage. Sort of like child singers and actors.

19 posted on 12/27/2003 2:08:58 PM PST by FITZ
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To: Archangelsk
In a letter to officials, she demanded 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."

The woman isn't a damn bit worried about the kid, she's only worried about how this is going to affect her wallet. Pretty sleazy.

I saw a documentary once on the Discovery Channel that profiled these Jon Benet-style actor/model kids and their parents. On the part of the parents, I've never seen a more disgusting display of bad behavior in my life. Every parent comes out the auditions screaming and cussing because they all "know" that their kid was the best one there and the judges are all a bunch of scumbags and the whole thing is probably fixed blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

Every one of those parents should be locked up for child abuse. None of the kids wanted to do this crap, they were pushed into it by parents who wanted fame, glory, and money through their kids because they have already failed at life and are not likely to turn it around. Makes me sick. /rant off

20 posted on 12/27/2003 2:30:54 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Bad spellers of the world untie!!)
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To: Archangelsk
And people wonder why the court system is so screwed up. Giving people like this any credence whatsoever might have something to do with it.
21 posted on 12/27/2003 2:32:28 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Bad spellers of the world untie!!)
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To: Guillermo
What absolute idiocy this is. 2-year-olds fall down and get bruises, or sometimes stitches. Duh. Maybe the kid could be in Band-aid or antiseptic commercials for a few weeks ... the mother should be fined until she screams for wasting the public's time and money on this nonsense.
22 posted on 12/27/2003 2:34:41 PM PST by Tax-chick (Some people say that Life is the thing, but I prefer reading.)
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To: FITZ
She's suing the city for her own dumb kid's klutziness?

...and since her kid is such a valuable commidity, she should have been keeping a better eye on him.

The whole case is stupid. I guess she "forgot" that kids run into things and get hurt.

23 posted on 12/27/2003 2:35:22 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Bad spellers of the world untie!!)
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To: TheMom
I have my share of scars and don't sue. This mother is trash and the kid would be best living with wolves.
24 posted on 12/27/2003 2:36:24 PM PST by Eaker (Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark. - Lazarus Long)
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To: Archangelsk
Kinda hard to make a living and raise your kids and put food on the table and pay the rent when you are an injured two year old ...... LOL
25 posted on 12/27/2003 2:43:03 PM PST by buffyt (Howard Dean doesn't have a leg to stand on.... because he has BOTH FEET in his MOUTH!)
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To: Archangelsk
This accident was preventable had the railings and safety measures been correct at this park, " Mader wrote in her claim

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No Mader, the accident was preventable had you been supervising him properly. If he's that fragile, why in the hell does she even let him play in a "dangerous park".
26 posted on 12/27/2003 2:44:02 PM PST by cupcakes
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To: Archangelsk
Kids that small have oversized heads ad soft skulls. Money should be the least of the birthing unit's worries.
27 posted on 12/27/2003 2:44:02 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Guillermo
beyond absurd?

Well, they could have painted the green railing white, of course that wouldn't work in winter, ....well maybe brown or orange,...except that wouldn't work in fall, ...how about grey?...nah that might be hard to see against a sidewalk, expecially on an overcast day...well, I'm sure if we think this through we can find a color that covers every possible contingency so that no one EVER gets hurt!

Who IS this litigious POS. I want her name plastered all over and want her embarrased so that she's afraid to show her mug in public! The Death of Common Sense.

28 posted on 12/27/2003 2:46:57 PM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Loser pays.
29 posted on 12/27/2003 2:48:40 PM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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To: Archangelsk

I think my son can take his place.

30 posted on 12/27/2003 3:00:33 PM PST by raybbr
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To: Archangelsk
Was this accident avoidable? Probably. It's not like every other kid in town is sitting next to that green fence, rubbing their head from crashing into it. Kids at that age hurt themselves because they're not careful. That being said, it may not hurt to repaint that fence so as to minimize these kinds of incidents.
31 posted on 12/27/2003 4:51:48 PM PST by jagrmeister (I'm not a conservative. I don't seek to conserve, I seek to reform.)
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To: jagrmeister; Eaker
When our son was two he tripped over something at a local landscape/plant store. We took him immediately to the doctor. Doctor told us, "If this was a girl, I would suggest stitches. Since this is a boy, I would like close the wound with a butterfly bandage (he gave us several for the road). The scar will give your son character when he gets older.

BTW - When we returned to pick up our items at the store, they offered not only to pay our medical bill but give us our selected items free of charge. We denied both offers.

Accidents are accidents!! Greedy trash is greedy trash!

32 posted on 12/27/2003 6:17:09 PM PST by TheMom
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