County Schools Didn't Give Her Herpes

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It sounds like Brandy Madden may very well have a beef with the county school system. 

That being said, one part in particular of the damages she seeks is especially disturbing, and to be blunt makes me suspicious of her claim in its entirety. Among other compensatory damages she seeks she asks for "all medical expenses past and future."

Regardless of whether or not her accusations are true, the school is in no way responsible for "all medical expenses past and future."  It is morally wrong,and quite frankly disgusting, to demand the county pay for all past and future medical expenses when those expenses would have been incurred even if this had never happened.  If she wants them to pay for anything that was a direct result of the incident, that's understandable, but demanding past and future expenses be paid is despicable-the school did not give her daughter herpes.  

If someone strip-searches me because I have diabetes, I don't then go and demand they pay for my Type 1 Diabetes medical expenses that I paid for years earlier, nor do I expect them to pay for future Diabetes-related expenses. After all, the strip-search didn't cause me to get Diabetes, just as the school nurse's actions didn't cause Brandy Madden's daughter to get herpes.  

Shame on Brandy Madden for trying to exploit this situation into getting carte blanche for expenses incurred in the past as well as the already-inevitable expenses in the future. I hope you're proud.

Jim Dothard


County Officials Need To Provide A Decent Animal Shelter - And Response

Once upon a time, a group of citizens concerned about the decaying building housing the Humane Educational Society on Highland Park raised their voices in an outcry about the deplorable state of the HES facility and the over-population of unwanted and unspayed/unneutered cats and dogs in Hamilton County.   What happened then was that the City Council stepped ... (click for more)

Bone-Headed Logo

Why is the new state logo orange and white?  To me, that says that all Tennesseans are Volunteer fans. How about blue and gold (UTC) or black and gold (Vanderbilt)?  Don't assume all who live here are Volunteer followers. Sells our state short. Ken Maury (click for more)

Man Killed By Train At Sale Creek

A man was struck and killed by a train in North Hamilton County on Wednesday evening. The sheriff's office said the incident occurred in Sale Creek. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. near North Hamilton Elementary School. Authorities said the man was on the track when he was hit by a southbound train.   (click for more)

Tram Up 1st Street That Proved A Dud Also Falters At Auction

Most of the 21st Century Waterfront development was a major success. Except for that non-working tram going up the steep hill at First Street. The city has finally given up on the unusual mode of transit and has placed it up for auction. But there were only four bids submitted and the high was only $92.50. The owners of the firm that built the tram, Outdoor Engineers ... (click for more)

Harris Leaves Tyner For Administrative Job At Dalewood Middle

Long-time Tyner Academy boys basketball coach Gerald Harris has resigned his coaching position to accept a job as assistant principal at Dalewood Middle School. Harris, 49, was offered and accepted the administration job last Friday and met with last year’s team on Tuesday to break the news to his players. “I’ve been coaching a long time and I’ve said goodbye before,” Harris ... (click for more)

Atlanta Silverbacks Dodge Chattanooga Upset In Overtime

The Chattanooga Football Club was minutes away from a 1-0 upset of visiting Atlanta Silverbacks in the third round of the US Open Cup. After battling for 87 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Chattanooga team representing the NPSL scored the potential game winner when Luke Winter finished off a cross from John Finlay. Minutes later, a foul in the box by CFC led to a Atlanta ... (click for more)