View Full Version : The Price of a Child
08-03-02, 09:03 AM
What can I say? Today is a slow day, so I'm reading the paper
From The Bangkok Post 3.8.02
'The grief-stricken mother of a 5-year-old girl who was crushed to death when playground equipment collapsed at her school in (Bangkok) has threatened to file a lawsuit if her demands for compensation of 100,000 baht are not met.
'Pranee Somjit, 25, said she had received only 70,000 baht from Wat In school since requesting 100,000 baht to cover the costs of a funeral for her daughter, Pratthana Promnuan, or Nong Poo, in her hometown.
*end of article* - f'you wanna read it the link is here
So, how much is 100,000 Baht?
Well, before someone posts the answer (what, and ruin the suspense?) I would be very interested to hear what you might expect the mother's claim to be in your country?
I am asking only for information. I would like to see the contrast, that is all, ye flamethrowers
08-03-02, 10:44 AM
$2380 or so
10-18-02, 12:18 AM
Sad story. In thailand, many female children of age <12, had been sold to become prostitutes and infected with AIDS.
Depending on whether the school knew that equipment was in sorry shape and some other factors...
In the US wrongful death suits mean big money. At the very least 100,000 us dollars. Probably even several times that. Of course there are alot of variables. Like how good the attorneys are and such what the manufactory of the equipment did,what the school did. What caused it to collapse. What judge they get. In other words just off the top of my head so don't hold me to anything.
In theory it could be millions.
10-18-02, 04:52 PM
:( sad story... :(
But on the bright side of things, the insurance policy here at my school puts actual prices on body parts! :D It's like, a finger costs such and such, but a leg would cost more. It was cool, we managed to calculate how much money we'd get for our body parts before actual death. It's a lot of money! :)
10-18-02, 09:55 PM
BlueSoulRobot you truly creep me out sometimes.
10-19-02, 10:16 AM
:confused: How? I thought it was hilarious how the insurance policy can put a price on a human based on his/her body parts. :D
you are serious yes?
10-19-02, 12:12 PM
About the body parts pricing, or me finding it funny?
this reminds me of a scene from blues brothers where belushi asks "how much for the little girl" in an arab accent
10-19-02, 12:49 PM
Yep, I'm serious. We recieved this pamphlet all about insurance, and there's an actual table listing the body parts and their prices. :D
scan and post if possible
10-19-02, 05:16 PM
Sure thing spookz. :) Exceeept...I kind of threw it away. :o They gave it to us at the beginning of the year, and it's not like my mom would sign it, so I didn't keep it. Tough luck, eh? Maybe I'll tell you next year. :D
LOL!! :D Read below:
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