[Updated] A story out of Madison, WI reports that a 25 year old daughter is suing her parents for $75,000 because she slipped and fell on some ice breaking her ankle.
Maybe the parents should sue themselves for bad parenting for raising such an ingrateful and unthinking daughter who could commit the nice act of surprising her mother for her birthday and then the unthinkable act of suing them for $75,000. How did this girl turn out so self-centered and greedy that she would sue her own parents?
Maybe, on second thought, the parents should countersue their daughter for the eighteen or so years of backrent, food, clothing, emotional distress incurred by raising a teenager, and countless other things that encountered and endured along the road.
Maybe I am too old school, but I cannot imagine suing my parents for anything.
Of course, this may be an attempt to get insurance to pay legitimate medical bills which are covered by insurance. It is certainly not unthinkable that an insurance company would balk at doing what they are paid to do, since they are trying to keep all the money they can. If there was proper coverage, then the insurance company should pony up and save the taxpayers the time tying up the courts with this nonsense. If this is merely an insurance issue, that is a totally different picture.
However, my attorney friend did remind me of story where a daughter sued her mother for wrongful birth. I remember the story now, but cannot remember the details. (I suppose I could google it.) Several years ago, some children sued parents for "divorce." That was a bit strange. But it does prove that that children do sue parents.
Does my attorney friend have a view on this? [He did, and I edited my comments somewhat, since he leans towards this perhaps being an insurance issue.]