Family of Conn. woman mauled by chimp...

Family of Conn. woman mauled by chimp seek $50 million in damag...

There are 53 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 17, 2009, titled Family of Conn. woman mauled by chimp seek $50 million in damag.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The family of a Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee last month filed preliminary legal papers seeking $50 million in damages against the primate's owner.

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Sam

Springfield, IL

#1 Mar 17, 2009
Get a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, or lizard, if you want a house pet. There are plenty of them at the animal shelters.

If the owner of the monkey didn't believe this would happen (a lawsuit), that you know she was sick in head.
Rob

Streator, IL

#2 Mar 17, 2009
I think animal control is responsible also.They knew that animal became aggressive.Why didn't they took it away?
Ozzie Guillen

Springfield, IL

#3 Mar 17, 2009
The family of the chimp has also filed a wrongful death suit. They are seeking $50 million in bananas and diapers.
jjrg7

Raleigh, NC

#4 Mar 17, 2009
Normally I think people in injury cases ask for way too much money and are sue crazy. Not this time.
doratheanchorbab y

United States

#5 Mar 17, 2009
"Herold saying: "You don't know my Travis."
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she and Travis were probably intimate.
Brendan

Streamwood, IL

#6 Mar 17, 2009
$50 million...come on...seriously. Pay her medical bills and pay her an estimated amount of lost wages for the remainder of her life...but $50 million is CRAZY. Yes, this woman had an animal in her home, but how is money going to solve this?$50 million...WOW...guess that's the going rate for being human.
Castor Troy

Chicago, IL

#7 Mar 17, 2009
jjrg7 wrote:
Normally I think people in injury cases ask for way too much money and are sue crazy. Not this time.
Yep.
ACIM

Chicago, IL

#8 Mar 17, 2009
Brendan wrote:
$50 million...come on...seriously. Pay her medical bills and pay her an estimated amount of lost wages for the remainder of her life...but $50 million is CRAZY. Yes, this woman had an animal in her home, but how is money going to solve this?$50 million...WOW...guess that's the going rate for being human.
I agree...a greedy sister.
Magilla

Chicago, IL

#9 Mar 17, 2009
Sam wrote:
If the owner of the monkey didn't believe this would happen (a lawsuit), that you know she was sick in head.
It was a Chimp, not a Monkey...who's sick in the head now?
Consumer

South Bend, IN

#10 Mar 17, 2009
Ah! the smell of possible money once again trumps friendship.
it'a amazing how quickly the family is to point and scream negligence now. Where was everyone throughout the whole live of Travis, and why weren't they screaming STUPIDITY!! The only outcome that would have been more just would have been that poor Travis had a chance to kill a few more people, especially his "owner", before his life was ended.
Mike

Chicago, IL

#11 Mar 17, 2009
Brendan wrote:
$50 million...come on...seriously. Pay her medical bills and pay her an estimated amount of lost wages for the remainder of her life...but $50 million is CRAZY. Yes, this woman had an animal in her home, but how is money going to solve this?$50 million...WOW...guess that's the going rate for being human.
50 million is high, but I wouldn't be suprised if it cost 20-25 millions to provide her medical care now, and for the rest of her life. Not to mention 5 million for pain and suffering, 5 million in punative damages etc. It definately adds up quickly.
ex pat

Holland, MI

#12 Mar 17, 2009
i hope that victim gets all the $ from that flaming idiot of an "owner" of the chimp.
What a dumb ass selfish wack parade she marches in.
Dr Evil

Naperville, IL

#13 Mar 17, 2009
Why not just make it $50 BIZILLION Dollars!
Joe the Plumber

Brookfield, IL

#14 Mar 17, 2009
Brendan wrote:
$50 million...come on...seriously. Pay her medical bills and pay her an estimated amount of lost wages for the remainder of her life...but $50 million is CRAZY. Yes, this woman had an animal in her home, but how is money going to solve this?$50 million...WOW...guess that's the going rate for being human.
Yea Right! Having received some lost wages and with your medical bills covered, would you walk away happily grinning with a face charred beyond belief and a brain stirred like mashed potatoes? Come on!
Joe the Plumber

Brookfield, IL

#15 Mar 17, 2009
ACIM wrote:
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I agree...a greedy sister.
Will you be ready to part with your brain and face for anything less than $50 million?
Kelly

Chicago, IL

#16 Mar 17, 2009
I usually would say people get greedy but in this situation, I'm not sure $50 million is enough. People should not have wild animals as pets and this case was extreme. It wasn't like the chimp hadn't been a danger before, this was just first he did serious damage. This poor woman's life will never be the same IF she survives, she deserves whatever she can get.
bogey

Champaign, IL

#17 Mar 17, 2009
Brendan wrote:
$50 million...come on...seriously. Pay her medical bills and pay her an estimated amount of lost wages for the remainder of her life...but $50 million is CRAZY. Yes, this woman had an animal in her home, but how is money going to solve this?$50 million...WOW...guess that's the going rate for being human.
I understand your point and, you're right,$50 million won't solve anything. However, it will make owners of wild animals think twice about the consequences of trying to domesticate a known dangerous animal. Samford is a $$$$ area of Connecticut - she has access to much $$$$(maybe not $50 mil, but u know what I mean)
BAnanNA

Chicago, IL

#18 Mar 17, 2009
Monkey saw...monkey did!
sick and tired

Hillside, IL

#19 Mar 17, 2009
She changed her hairstyle and drove a different car and held a stuff animal to her face to get his attention, I would say she got more than his attention. Now her sister want to sue for 50 million that's some BS because she took her butt over there to calm him down nobody force her to come. I tell you if they win that money it won't mean nothing if that woman is brain dead, her sister will go and party that money away. GET A REAL PET!!!
boof

Evanston, IL

#20 Mar 17, 2009
jjrg7 wrote:
Normally I think people in injury cases ask for way too much money and are sue crazy. Not this time.
I totally agree. Also for some reason I thought it WAS the owner who was mauled...

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