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Four year old dies at supermarket (responsibility, accountability and suing)

Now firstly before the link, this is tragic and the death of anyone is serious and i am not having a go at the event or anything like that.

Somerfield Tragedy: Harry Blackmore Killed After Bumping His Head In Store In Toxteth, Liverpool | UK News | Sky News

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The distraught parents, who have four daughters, are now suing the supermarket giant for negligence.
Suing the supermarket?!?!

The mother is said to have been stood feet away when the accident happened, So from what I can see the mother must have either:
- Not being paying attention to her child
- Seen the child and allowed him to continue.

It seems like no one in this day and age wants to accept any kind of responsibility or accountability for their own actions. everything is always someone elses fault and the answer is money, sue sue sue. Monetry reward for the loss of their child, if the supermarket were for whatever reason at fault, they should be prosecuting them not trying to get money from them.

Its disscusting, the automatic response to blame someone else and seek money. I wonder how much money they are suing for, how much was their child worth to them?

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Expect to see rubber covering every surface and "Watch the bump" stickers everywhere next time you go to Tescos.

The death is sad.

But this is the problem with this generation, they want to breed and get benefits, but not take responsibility for their offspring. They throw them outside from no age and sit drinking Frosty Jacks all day. </prejudgemental>
 
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Any parent who thinks that money will replace the life of their child is a callous sick person, what a rotten sick society we are turning into.
 
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Very sad but...I expect she didn't mind him swinging on the bar until the unforeseeable occurred.

Parents who let their children zip around supermarkets on their "Wheelie" trainers should take heed from this event.
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Now firstly before the link, this is tragic and the death of anyone is serious and i am not having a go at the event or anything like that.

Somerfield Tragedy: Harry Blackmore Killed After Bumping His Head In Store In Toxteth, Liverpool | UK News | Sky News



Suing the supermarket?!?!

The mother is said to have been stood feet away when the accident happened, So from what I can see the mother must have either:
- Not being paying attention to her child
- Seen the child and allowed him to continue.

It seems like no one in this day and age wants to accept any kind of responsibility or accountability for their own actions. everything is always someone elses fault and the answer is money, sue sue sue. Monetry reward for the loss of their child, if the supermarket were for whatever reason at fault, they should be prosecuting them not trying to get money from them.

Its disscusting, the automatic response to blame someone else and seek money. I wonder how much money they are suing for, how much was their child worth to them?
Words fail me....what has this world come to...

I feel for the family for their loss, but their willingness to sue leaves me aghast
 
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The OP's general point about personal responsibility is very valid and I've no time for those who leap down the compensation route on any pretext, but.....


.... the throw away line at the end of the article stating that the rail "should not have been in that state" makes me wonder whether the supermarket could be culpable after all.

Not knowing the individual circumstances I wouldn't want to judge this particular case. Whatever the cause I would extend my sympathy to the parents who have lost a child.
 
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A tragic tale indeed

As far as the suing part goes though - thanks America
 
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I agree entirely - I thought exactly the same when I read the article on BBC News yesterday.

I remember reading some comment saying that it was a working class area and had lots of children around so the railing shouldn't have been there.

Er...what?
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I suspect the suing is in part due to them not being able to cope with the death. The Article tells us the parents were 'over protective'. They are probably feeling very guilty at what has happened. This action is the result. Not knowing the true story we cannot really comment on whether they should or should not sue.
None of us know how we would react in the same situation.
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I would be feeling guilty of not 'responsibly' watching my child while shopping & letting Him swing on 'bars' - it's a supermarket, not a playground
This 'claim nation' attitude is becoming tiresome
 
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I'm not too sure they would even get anywhere with it.
I attempted suing Ipswich Hospital after I lost my child,(and almost myself) but gave in in the end as it cost too much and I felt it wouldn't help anybody.
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My sis-in-law almost died giving birth due to the hospital making an almighty ****-up, would have killed the baby as well.
She thought about suing but didn't have the money to even get her records so she decided that the apology she got and the fact that the person responsible had been sacked/struck off was enough.
She was just grateful for those who did their jobs and saved her and hers babys life.
I have no real comment to make on the original purpose of the thread but I hate the compo culture these days.
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My sis-in-law almost died giving birth due to the hospital making an almighty ****-up, would have killed the baby as well.
She thought about suing but didn't have the money to even get her records so she decided that the apology she got and the fact that the person responsible had been sacked/struck off was enough.
She was just grateful for those who did their jobs and saved her and hers babys life.
I have no real comment to make on the original purpose of the thread but I hate the compo culture these days.
I never even got an apology.
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Any parent who thinks that money will replace the life of their child is a callous sick person, what a rotten sick society we are turning into.
I think you sum it up well there Ray.
 
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Any parent who thinks that money will replace the life of their child is a callous sick person, what a rotten sick society we are turning into.
I would suggest, that there are members of society, who solely have a child for the purpose of increasing their income / obtaining a house....


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I would suggest, that there are members of society, who solely have a child for the purpose of increasing their income / obtaining a house....


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I would also suggest there are some members of society who make it there ambition in life to achieve nothing, not work or be a useful member of society and just get up the duff to get benefits and live off them.

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Two things; Toxteth, and 'family solicitor Rex Makin'. What are the odds the (unmarried) parents don't have meaningful employment?

We all see the scratters and their horrible noisy brats in Supermarkets running amok.
Good luck Guys. I bet Somerfield can afford a slightly better solicitor than you.

Even so, a tragedy, the poor little Sod.
 
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I would suggest, that there are members of society, who solely have a child for the purpose of increasing their income / obtaining a house....


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I would also suggest there are some members of society who make it there ambition in life to achieve nothing, not work or be a useful member of society and just get up the duff to get benefits and live off them.

Do you have a spare flame proof suit???
I was going to state these points, but you got there first. Well done guys. By the way, I have two spare flame proof suits.
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Just wanna say in my defence mine was a totally different case. they knew my condition and didnt think to tell me untill the worst happened
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Just wanna say in my defence mine was a totally different case. they knew my condition and didnt think to tell me untill the worst happened
Sorry, wasn't referring to your case. Sorry to hear of your loss but glad you are with us.
 
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Sorry, wasn't referring to your case. Glad you both ended up ok though
The baby died but i'm ok (had less than 40 mins to live) ( i just didn't want to appear as a money grabbing wotsit) :P
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SA am very sorry to read your tale

Yours is a totally different situation hun - incompetance maybe on the hospitals behalf?, can't believe you didn't even recieve an apology
 
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The baby died but i'm ok (had less than 40 mins to live) ( i just didn't want to appear as a money grabbing wotsit) :P
Sorry I didn't read it correctly, I re-read and edited accordingly just before you posted. Sorry again for your loss. You never came across as a money grabbing wotsit, not what we are ranting about.
 
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SA am very sorry to read your tale

Yours is a totally different situation hun - incompetance maybe on the hospitals behalf?, can't believe you didn't even recieve an apology
I got nothing. they stated non liability.
My condition was in my notes when my daughter was born in 99 and when everything went boobs up in 01 and i was rushed to hospital, the next day they said 'oh we think we know whats wrong'
Like someone else said, we couldn't afford to pay for my own notes.
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Sorry I didn't read it correctly, I re-read and edited accordingly just before you posted. Sorry again for your loss. You never came across as a money grabbing wotsit, not what we are ranting about.
I know you weren't hun but i just wanted to make it clear
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