Just found this site – Overlawyered.com. “Chronicling the high cost of our legal system”.
Under Personal Responsibility, they list a whole host of articles that show just how far political correctnedd (combined with the USA’s legal system) has gone, leading to people not taking any responsibility for their actions, and the consequences of these actions.
"'Drunken Driver's Widow Wins Court's OK To Sue Carmaker'"
"Don't rock the Coke machine"
"'Robber sues clerk who shot him during holdup'"
“Hospital rapist sues hospital”
"Claim: docs should have done more to help woman quit smoking and lose weight"
"'Barbed wire might hurt burglars, pensioner warned'"
"Pitcher, hit by line drive, sues maker of baseball bat"
And of course, from New Zealand:
"Fat tax proposed in New Zealand",
However, here are my favourites:
In Northampton, England, 94-year-old Ruby Barber has finally gotten permission from the borough council to put barbed wire on her garden walls after suffering four break-ins to her bungalow over the past year and a half. The council granted permission "as long as she uses warning signs and agrees to take full responsibility if a would-be intruder is injured". Her son Burt, who lives nearby, said: "It is bordering on the ridiculous to say that if they hurt themselves getting in here I am responsible. The Queen has got it all around Buckingham Palace and if it is good enough for her it is good enough for my mother. She is the Queen to me."
A Wilkes-Barre woman is suing several doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, saying the physicians did not do enough to assist her in making life changes -- including quitting smoking and losing weight -- that might have prevented a debilitating heart attack she suffered." Kathleen Ann McCormick's suit "says the physicians knew she had multiple risk factors to develop heart disease" but dismissed her symptoms as "basically normal and non-life threatening" and failed to put her on aggressive anti-cholesterol medication, as well as failing to help her with the smoking and weight issues.
It amazes me people think they don’t have to be responsible for their own lives anymore.