Another lawsuit against a Challenge Course and “bumbling chiropractors”?

A woman is suing Beaver Hollow Conference Center of Java New York and Chiropractic Leadership Alliance for injuries she received on a challenge course. The plaintiff is claiming she fell off the pamper pole and the belay had too much slack in it.

She claims the retreat put her in a frightening situation. Is that not what a challenge course is supposed to be? She claims the course did not have proper supervision and adequate safeguards. I thought a belay was a safeguard when you are climbing? The group did not place a trained instructor with each group, negligently conducted the activity in a situation with slip hazards, which resulted in her fall.

Come on, was this woman not paying any attention to the beginning of the program. Do you want to bet she was in the back either talking to a friend or on her cell phone. I seriously doubt any challenge or ropes course would not go through an introduction explaining the program. Her complaint reads the way a challenge course should. The participants are going to experience a frightening situation with inexperienced participants and facilitating certain hazards.

The article is Docs’ ‘Confidence-Building’ Ends in Fall. To read the complaint go to http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/11/03/PoleFall.pdf

I still have not figured out where the bumbling chiropractors fit?


3 Comments on “Another lawsuit against a Challenge Course and “bumbling chiropractors”?”

  1. Dave says:

    Really hard to determine (or speculate) without all the facts, and unwise especially with litigation pending, but as a challenge course manager (and Pamper Pole operator), it'll be interesting to find out the facts of this case.

    Like

  2. Too much slack on a pamper pole? You have to have slack or you will get yanked off the pole. Just goes to show there is a lawsuit for everyone.

    Like

  3. Too much slack on a pamper pole? You have to have slack or you will get yanked off the pole. Just goes to show there is a lawsuit for everyone.

    Like


Have a Comment? Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.