The family of the woman mauled nearly to death by her friend's pet chimp is asking for $50M. I'm sure they will have to settle for a lot less, but what do you think? Should she pay up, or should there be another consequence?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by tandknix at 2:41 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 3:02 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
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Answer by pagan_mama at 3:28 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
I do think she should get some sort of settlement but 50M is just a bit steep, I could see them seeking out that much if all of this had happened just by being at the wrong place at the wrong time however she was there willingly and knew what the situation was, its not like she went there to visit with her friend and the chimp just so happened to be out she went there knowing he was out and distraught and the owner needed help getting him back in
Answer by hautemama83 at 4:28 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by miriamz at 4:59 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
The owner of the animal is responsible for any and all damages. The woman was a guest in her home, and the owner could not control the animal. It does not matter if the animal was "wild" or not, pet dogs can do devastating damage is well.
It sounds like the woman will be permanently disfigured. She may be blind, and suffer brain damage. While 50 million seems high, it's a good possibility her medical bills and care, which will probably go on and on for years, could reach that amount.
What is your face, your sight, and your brain worth to you?
Answer by mancosmomma at 7:02 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 9:51 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
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