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Old 12-15-2017, 11:20 PM
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Mod Note: This lawsuit was brought by a player who injured himself banging into a box on the wall while trying to run down a fowl ball.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:28 PM
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The Sox will probably settle before it gets far, but a player assumes the risk of his environment whenever he goes out there. I'm sorry he got hurt, but these things happen.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:39 PM
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This is the first I have ever heard of something like this.

Not sure how the union and league didn't get together to avoid something like a lawsuit going public.

He's still a union member from what I know, assuming his injuries are not career ending.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:33 AM
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Um, okay?

What happened to him was horrible and really sad given his debut, but a lawsuit?

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Old 12-16-2017, 12:41 AM
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:22 AM
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The lawyer representing Fowler:

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Old 12-16-2017, 11:02 AM
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From what I read the electrical box was on the field of play in foul territory, it was unpadded...just a metal box and it was at a knee high level.

I think the kid actually has a case. There should have been some type of padding around it (that could be removable for access) in my opinion.

Even though the odds were a million to one, someone should have thought about this ahead of time.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:36 AM
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That's weird. He's covered by insurance. He's still employed. He's still being paid his wages. He can only possibly be suing for future wages lost due to the injury. And the A's traded for him as a high profile piece of the Sonny Gray trade which means he is expected to recover, play at a high level, and presumably earn the kind of money major leaguers make. If his career was lost I can see he might have a case for lost future earnings but the A's apparently think he's going to play.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:47 AM
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Im just a schnook , I wonder what one of the sites renowned barristers think of this.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:18 PM
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From what I read the electrical box was on the field of play in foul territory, it was unpadded...just a metal box and it was at a knee high level.

I think the kid actually has a case. There should have been some type of padding around it (that could be removable for access) in my opinion.

Even though the odds were a million to one, someone should have thought about this ahead of time.
You are correct, sir. Fowler has a case. The question is whether the White Sox knew or should have known that they created an increased likelihood of injury by not padding the box. In my opinion (from what little I remember and have read about it), this accident was foreseeable. The lawsuit is filed in Cook County, so it is likely to get to a jury -- and then it's a crap shoot. I'm a defense lawyer so I'm naturally biased against these kind of lawsuits -- but Fowler definitely has a case.
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From what I read the electrical box was on the field of play in foul territory, it was unpadded...just a metal box and it was at a knee high level.

I think the kid actually has a case. There should have been some type of padding around it (that could be removable for access) in my opinion.

Even though the odds were a million to one, someone should have thought about this ahead of time.
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Im just a schnook , I wonder what one of the sites renowned barristers think of this.
Based only on what I’ve read in this thread, I’d say Lip Man is on the right track here. A player colliding with an uncovered, unpadded box located in a area where a player (or groundskeeper, for that matter) might do his work is a foreseeable event, even if unlikely, that park management should have safeguarded against. Having the bare metal box exposed to potential contact with a player (or groundskeeper) might be a violation of OSHA laws.

EDIT: Chez beat me to it.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:34 PM
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Apparently the kid's tendon was cut in half by contact with the box. A trainer weighed in on what the process for recovery for him is, and it doesn't look like an easy one...

""Yeah, it's a tough one when its a midsubstance tear. It's like trying to tie two pieces of spaghetti together. The internal augmentation device is needed to hold it together while it heals. He should be able to play again but it is a tough one and he'll probably miss a good chunk of this year.

edit: I didn't explain the internal augmentation device. It will be a type of synthetic substance such as gortex or the kevlar. They will weave it through the tendon to add stability to the structure as it won't be as strong as it can be for about 18 months. He'll probably play earlier than that but tendon (and most tissues) take about that long to achieve full tensile strength."
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Apparently the kid's tendon was cut in half by contact with the box. A trainer weighed in on what the process for recovery for him is, and it doesn't look like an easy one...

""Yeah, it's a tough one when its a midsubstance tear. It's like trying to tie two pieces of spaghetti together. The internal augmentation device is needed to hold it together while it heals. He should be able to play again but it is a tough one and he'll probably miss a good chunk of this year.

edit: I didn't explain the internal augmentation device. It will be a type of synthetic substance such as gortex or the kevlar. They will weave it through the tendon to add stability to the structure as it won't be as strong as it can be for about 18 months. He'll probably play earlier than that but tendon (and most tissues) take about that long to achieve full tensile strength."
Tendon tears are also much different than Ligament tears. Tendon tears you need to retrain all the muscles to do what they did before the tear. I severed one in my pinky many years ago and it's never worked right since. I admit that's my fault. I wasn't diligent with the therapy being a young stupid kid, but there's a LOT of work that goes into recuperating from a tendon tear - much more than ligament damage.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:45 PM
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Apparently the kid's tendon was cut in half by contact with the box. A trainer weighed in on what the process for recovery for him is, and it doesn't look like an easy one...

""Yeah, it's a tough one when its a midsubstance tear. It's like trying to tie two pieces of spaghetti together. The internal augmentation device is needed to hold it together while it heals. He should be able to play again but it is a tough one and he'll probably miss a good chunk of this year.

edit: I didn't explain the internal augmentation device. It will be a type of synthetic substance such as gortex or the kevlar. They will weave it through the tendon to add stability to the structure as it won't be as strong as it can be for about 18 months. He'll probably play earlier than that but tendon (and most tissues) take about that long to achieve full tensile strength."
I ruptured my Achilles playing basketball. I was in a cast for 2.5 months after surgery and had about 1.5-2 months physical therapy once the cast came off. Once my Achilles was fully healed, it was as good as new, so I imagine the player will eventually be able to resume his career without any ill effect.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:48 PM
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