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A Great Comment About Damage Caps

I was reading an article about a multimillion dollar malpractice verdict and noticed there were some comments.  I rolled my eyes, expecting the usual rants against trial lawyers and jury verdicts.  One commenter made a couple of negative remarks, and this comment was the response someone made.  I like it.

People like Vandy think that malpractice would never happen to them. For the loss of control of her bowels and bladder, total loss of sexual sensation, loss of mobility to do the simple passions of life, Vandy thinks $250,000 is "fair". Why don't we take up a collection for $250,000 in exchange for Vandy's right to urinate all over himself, and wear a colostomy bag around his friends, and let it hang it off his wheelchair. Why are some people so intent on getting rid of their own rights to jury trials to hold corporations and insurance companies/doctors accountable? Is it to protect insurance companies? Is it because of the phony malpractice "crisis" that does not exist in TN?
I will donate money for the paralysis if Vandy will take up the task. Who is in???

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press | Record malpractice judgment awarded in Franklin case

I’d like to take it one step further.  If I had the money, I’d offer $250,000 to someone who would voluntarily get surgically paralyzed from the neck down.  I wonder who out there would take that trade.