|Powerhouse Museum Collection / Foter|
This situation echoes the ruling by some courts that bit bull-type dogs are innately vicious (must be assumed to be vicious regardless of their personal history). This ruling also stems from a suit to cover the costs of medical treatment of a child. A suit not against the owners of the dog but the landlord that allowed their owners to become his tenants.
While I am sympathetic with parents needs help dealing with a serious injury and the resulting costs, this is not the way to deal with it. "Vicious" rulings lead to the deaths of animals, draconian rules that punish responsible and irresponsible owners alike, and cutting choildren off from animals.
|marystachowiak / Foter / CC BY-SA|
When will the US system of "justice" realize that not every harm has a corresponding blame? When will there be a system to provide healthcare based on need not ability to pay (thus requiring people to sue their way out of crippling debt)? How many ridiculous court cases will it take for reform to come?