When should you sue?

When should you sue?

by: clase_de_2013

I live in the US, which is lawsuit-crazy. People sue over the silliest things. I made this quiz so that you can determine when people should be able to sue, and when it's just ridiculous to do so. I will give you a few scenarios, so just choose the option that seems best for each of them.

I made some of these scenarios up, but sadly, a lot of them are actual lawsuits.

  1. 1

    A surgeon removes a person's healthy right kidney, instead of the diseased left kidney that he was supposed to.

  2. 2

    While trick-or-treating, a child slips on someone's steps and breaks her leg.

  3. 3

    A burglar gets cut badly after trying to break through a homeowner's window, requiring urgent medical care.

  4. 4

    A young child falls asleep on the school bus. The bus driver doesn't check the bus before leaving it, causing the child to be stuck on it for hours in the freezing cold.

  5. 5

    A pharmacist gives a medication to a patient, even though that person is allergic to an ingredient in it. The patient has a bad reaction to the medication.

  6. 6

    A baby is born with a severe disability, one that could have been detected early on in the pregnancy. The parents, if it had been detected, would have opted for an abortion.

  7. 7

    A large dog runs over to the house next door, mauling a child who is playing in the front yard.

  8. 8

    A texting driver crashes into another car. The victim of the car crash lives, but has numerous injuries.

  9. 9

    A child gets a splinter from the school's wooden playground, which was not sanded down.

  10. 10

    After entering a haunted house, an elderly man becomes so frightened that he drops dead of a heart attack.

  11. 11

    A doctor mixes up two patients' records. He tells the healthy patient that she has late-stage breast cancer, and performs a masectomy. Later, it is discovered that she never had cancer.

  12. 12

    A group of fast food customers becomes dangerously obese, and suffers from weight-related health problems.

  13. 13

    A prison inmate gets very ill, and does not receive the treatment that she would have received outside of jail. As a result, her health is permanently affected.

  14. 14

    A kid throws a wild pitch at a Little League game, and the ball hits a spectator. The spectator is taken to a hospital.

  15. 15

    A man is angered when he finds out that his wife has cheated on him. He also finds out that she brought home an STD, one that will require lifelong treatment.

  16. 16

    A company sells a defective coffee pot. It ends up leaking hot coffee onto a person's skin, causing second-degree burns.

  17. 17

    A man's gun, which isn't locked up, is stolen. His gun is then used to murder a person.

  18. 18

    A boy is kicked out of a high school honors class after cheating. This causes his chances of getting a college scholarship to be diminished.

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