Intercom announcement mentioned his wheelchair

by Walter Olson on February 6, 2009

So Anthony Faggiani of East Islip, N.Y. is suing the Long Island Rail Road for “serious psychological injuries and distress.”


1 John Hochfelder 02.07.09 at 8:02 am

This is a lawsuit that should not have been brought. The courts and juries are simply not the place to resolve all disputes. This young man was apparently embarrassed and perhaps had a right to be upset with the LIRR but why sue? Did he really suffer “serious psychological injuries and distress” as reported? I doubt it and if so there are likely other underlying problems. This kind of reflex lawsuit reaction hurts the civil justice system.

2 Dirk D 02.07.09 at 9:19 am

I thought we were supposed to be proud of our disabilities …oops I mean special abilities.

3 Roy B 02.09.09 at 9:43 am

This explains why the LIRR runs late so often, it is all of the former emplyees who are on disability exiting the trains.

4 gitarcarver 02.09.09 at 9:51 am

From the article: East Islip resident Anthony Faggiani alleges in court papers that an LIRR conductor failed to help him get off of a train promptly while emphasizing to other passengers that a “wheelchair patient” was causing a service delay.

Is the lesson here not to note that a person is in a wheelchair, or note that a person is in a wheelchair and help them off the train promptly?

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