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from Pierce Greenberg of the Nashville City Paper,

Local radio personality Adam Davis was running through a rehearsal of the Nashville Predators’ human hockey puck promotion last December when things went awry. Now, he’s suing the Predators organization and Bridgestone Arena management in Davidson County Circuit Court to recover medical costs totaling more than $25,000.

Davis, better known on WRVW-107.5 The River as Intern Adam, was supposed to be slung down the ice on a sled and into a set-up of bowling pins. But during the rehearsal prior to the Preds’ game against the Calgary Flames, he missed the pins completely and crashed into the side of the rink.

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Here’s the video of the incident…

thanks to Adam Gretz of Eye On Hockey for the pointer

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Nathan's avatar

Forget laws for a second here… wouldn’t the right thing to do have been for the radio station (or whoever the promotion was for) to pay for his medical care? Certainly he knew the risk of sliding around on ice, but he was doing this as a promotion for another outfit. Even if he got paid for it, it just seems like that’s still the morally right thing to do.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 08/07/12 at 04:33 PM ET

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFUuvGZ8OiA almost as stupid as this guy

Posted by Brent Whiteley on 08/07/12 at 05:06 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Forget laws for a second here…

Wasn’t this guy on the job? Doesn’t Tennessee have worker’s compensation like every other state? It seems to me his medical bills shoul have been covered by the stations worker’s comp insurance.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 08/07/12 at 05:19 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

It’s possible (even probable) that insurance did cover the expense, but the insurer is making a subrogated claim against the club.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 08/07/12 at 05:27 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

It’s possible (even probable) that insurance did cover the expense, but the insurer is making a subrogated claim against the club.

It’s definitely Adam Davis’ name on the lawsuit as the plaintiff. If it were a subrogated claim, wouldn’t their name be on the lawsuit?

But yeah, it’s a great point how stupid it is that this guy has to sue in a state considered the nation’s leader in health care providers.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 08/07/12 at 05:35 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Adam Davis is only doing his part to reaffirm the claim that America is “The Land of the Lwsuit.”

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 08/07/12 at 07:01 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

It’s definitely Adam Davis’ name on the lawsuit as the plaintiff. If it were a subrogated claim, wouldn’t their name be on the lawsuit?

When you file a complaint in court, the plaintiff and defendants names are always used even if third parties are suing on their behalf.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 08/07/12 at 08:56 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

More to the point… this is why, when you’re have the money to do so, you have your lawyer check things like this out before you do them.  It usually cheaper that way.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 08/07/12 at 08:58 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

I would almost garauntee you it’s the insurance company sueing.  Hence the “recovering” of the 25k.  I doubt anyone working for a radio station would be able to pay out of pocket and then try to recover.  When it’s to cover medical bills/expenses it’s usually stated as such instead of reclaiming or recovering.

That being said, the insurance company has a pretty good arguement.  Nothing about the stunt looks to have gone awry except missing the pins.  He still hit the padding with they had against the boards for protection which indicates that that was considered a possibility and might happen.  However, he hit the protection and was STILL injured, telling me the protection was inadequate and the fact they even had it up means they were trying to plan for it, it just wasn’t adequate enough protection.

I say the Preds are on the hook for this one.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 08/07/12 at 10:04 PM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

That looks very close to the location that Shea Weber smashed Zetterberg’s head into the glass. That is clearly the black whole of justice….no lawsuit.

Posted by The Hurricane on 08/07/12 at 11:47 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I just took a quick look at the complaint (it’s only 6 pages). No mention of subrogation or an insurance company. Intern Adam is the only plaintiff.

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/files/citypaper/0807PredsSuit.pdf

Looks like an individual suit by Adam.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 08/08/12 at 01:59 PM ET

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