What a sad, sad, situation:
A police officer who slipped and injured a knee responding to a toddler's near-drowning has sued the family of the 1-year-old boy, who suffered brain damage and can no longer walk, talk or swallow.
Casselberry Sgt. Andrea Eichhorn alleges Joey Cosmillo's family left a puddle of water on the floor, causing her fall during the rescue efforts. She broke her knee and missed two months of work.
Eichhorn's attorney, David Heil, said she has persistent knee pain and will likely develop arthritis. He said city benefits paid by workers' compensation and some disability checks helped with medical bills, but it wasn't enough.
Please tell me I'm not the only person that thinks this is a disgrace. Their kid almost died and you're suing because you messed up your knee pretty bad.
Of course, you'll probably win the case too.
Let's just hope that the judge sees things like I do and awards you a dollar, as you occasionally see in lawsuits.
If I were the other family, I'd pay her in pennies.
For once, common decency rules the day.