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Sometimes I really ask myself, what the hell happend with this world.
In my world, you fall, you stand up and 2 weeks later you laugh about how stupid and how unlucky you were that day...
A concussion is a very serious injury, not something you can laugh away.

She lost $100,000 just in bonus pool money because of alleged negligence of someone else, of course she is suing. Everybody would do that, including you, if you were in a similar situation.
 

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Yeah. That will work against her. She chose to walk through a darkened room already shut down for the day rather than go find someone.
I think it might work for her. If she was just wandering around without anyone's knowledge then it would likely be just her fault. But since they were aware that she wanted an ice bath and that going through the training room was the only way she could get there, then leaving the room pitch black with a slippery floor maybe wasn't the best way of looking out for her safety.
 

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That would be weird, cause there was someone to whom she requested this ice bath and someone who had prepared it.
IKR?
There's a big question mark over that.

When did athletes have access?
If if the locker room was shut down for the night, how did Genie get in?
Was an ice bath prepared for her?
Where was the staff?

I've got a lot of questions!

No doubt the USTA will claim some kind of negligence on Bouchard's part.
It's hard to imagine they want the bad publicity from a suit like this though.

I have read that Genie's father is very litigious and sued another party over some aspect of her career in the past.

The athletes should have a safe environment during tournaments.
I absolutely support that.
It seems that during a Grand Slam 24 hour access to the facilities is not unreasonable.
Some matches go late into the night, some players want to get an early start to their practices, warm ups, and treatments.
 

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that works only if you weren't suffering severe injury like a concussion by that fall.
That's the unlucky part, isn't it?
Sometimes you're just at the wrong place at the wrong time in your life. You slip in a dark room where you expect an Ice Bath, I mean come on, that's already enough, to at least blame yourself in parts. And then? Do you really need to discuss, who is "guiltier"?
Shit happens sometimes, it obviously happend that night.

But of course, the lawsuit might have a simple reason, that is not called cash grabbing: Health insurance refusing to pay the cost for the accident.
 

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Sometimes I really ask myself, what the hell happend with this world.
In my world, you fall, you stand up and 2 weeks later you laugh about how stupid and how unlucky you were that day...
You wouldn't be saying that if you fell, incurred a serious injury and were unable to earn money for an indefinite period of time. Nothing to do with a litigious society and everything to do with protecting people - from wealthy athletes to ordinary people - against negligence. That's why you'll see warning signs in any public bathroom that's just been cleaned.

I wonder how the law would work if Bouchard's concussion has long-term effects. As it stands, her potential lost earnings are relatively small, but if it's the worst case scenario à la Borwell...
 

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Eugenie Bouchard files suit against the US Tennis Association, after the concussion incident at the US Open
https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/e...ussion-incident-at-the-us-open-221659826.html

Eugenie Bouchard filed suit Wednesday in US District Court, a civil action against the US Tennis Association in the wake of her accident in the locker room at the US Open last month.

Two counts of negligence are cited, along with a request for a jury trial.

No specific monetary compensation is mentioned beyond the fact that the amount requested exceeds $75,000 US.

But Bouchard's attorneys are asking for actual, compensatory and statutory damages, punitive damages "as allowed by law", pre and post-judgment interest, injuctive relief, attorneys' fees, taxable costs and "any and all further relief as this court deems just and proper."

****More to come ...***
 

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That's the unlucky part, isn't it?
Sometimes you're just at the wrong place at the wrong time in your life. You slip in a dark room where you expect an Ice Bath, I mean come on, that's already enough, to at least blame yourself in parts. And then? Do you really need to discuss, who is "guiltier"?
Shit happens sometimes, it obviously happend that night.

But of course, the lawsuit might have a simple reason, that is not called cash grabbing: Health insurance refusing to pay the cost for the accident.
Absolutely.
 

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So, she fell because the floor was wet in the locker room where people often shower? How surprising. Do they need to warm you a floor might be wet there every time you enter? This is probably the most idiotic thing I have ever heard. Girl, you fell because you were clumsy, take responsibility and deal with it.
 

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then leaving the room pitch black with a slippery floor maybe wasn't the best way of looking out for her safety.
I doubt very much that person she asked for an ice-bath knew of those conditions. On noticing it the thing is to go find someone and say "Hey the lights are off, is it okay to go in?" OR IMO if not then it's on you.
 

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Where did you read that? :unsure:
Reading is overrated and exhausting, much easier to just skim through headlines.

I've been saying a while I certainly expected her to sue the USTA. Wasn't expecting it to be filed so quickly. Didn't Lauren Davis's suit not get filed until a year after she was injured?
Years later, I think, because she continued to suffer from the injuries she got there.
 

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I thought the different parties were negotiating a settlement.
I don't know what Genie is seeking as far as damages but one thing should happen as a result of this suit.

Players' health, safety, and security must always be properly provided during tournaments.
For some reason, the USTA failed to do so and Bouchard suffered injury as a result.
This should not have happened and hopefully won't ever happen again.
she didn't turn on a light and used equipment w/o trained staff.
 

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I'm afraid if it comes to the question of how well she would have done in the singles, that pasting she took from Vinci in New Haven is going to get trotted out.
 
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