Another case like the one that made John Edwards

From the WSBTV.com, Atlanta:

A 6-year-old Edina, Minn., girl is hospitalized after a freak accident at a swimming pool.

Abigail Taylor was severely injured Friday when she sat over an open drain hole in a wading pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club. According to a posting by her family on the Caring Bridge Web site, the drain's powerful suction tore out part of her intestinal tract.

The family's account said it's a "medical miracle" that she's still alive. The online account has since been taken down.

Her father, Scott Taylor, told WCCO-TV that the suction caused a 2-inch tear in Abigail's rectum and pulled out much of her small intestine. Doctors had to remove the part of her intestines that remained, the family's lawyer, Bob Bennett, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

"This could literally be happening if you're holding your child's hand," said Bennett. "These filtration systems are meant to be covered and secure. You don't think the filtration system will literally tear your organs from your body, and it's not a risk your child would understand."

Be warned, here is the photo that was pulled - it is SOOOOO not for the faint of heart, or even the strong of hear for that matter.

Read this story and THEN claim Edwards is an ambulance chaser.

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I Read Four Trials

John Edwards took on corporate interests for 'We the People' who would otherwise have been run over and eaten by the machine.

That's how he made his money. Sticking up for us.

Four Trials

Exactly!

Anytime Edwards mentions this case, he really doesn't go into detail - for obvious reasons.

This article details the horrific experience his client went through.

Edwards is a hero!

Can you believe the scum bags pointed the finger at the little girl and claimed it was HER fault?

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Yes I Can Believe it

That wasn't the first child who had had their guts ripped out by that pump.

That company knew - they knew it would do that and they did nothing. Not even send two screws or put a label on so people would take heed.

They weren't just negligible - they were culpable. That's why John won the case. He is a damn fine lawyer and he was right. He is exactly the kind of lawyer I'd call.

Too bad there aren't more like him. Attorneys wouldn't have such a bad reputation if there were.

hmph.

how

can the people who work for companies like this wake up in the morning and look at themselves in the mirror? How can the lawyers who work for these companies do it?

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Words fail me.

When I saw the news item, I could not believe it happened again! Doesn't everybody remotely connected with pools, pool drains, etc., know the danger? How could they let it happen again?

Yeah, a friend of mine grew up with that girl

He told the story so well that Republicans around him never criticized Edwards for that case, ever ... but who still does? Most people focus on the CP case.

1 Thessalonians 5:21: But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.

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Explain Please

the CP case

Unless you mean that little girl down east where half the town worked at the local hospital and the other half was married to or kin to someone who did.

CP = cerebral palsy?

I hope that doctor is no longer practicing. His license should have been yanked. Big time.