Colorado Man Rescued During Floods Seeks to Sue Rescuers to Pay For Medical Bills

What is a life worth? Apparently to one Colorado man, saving his life wasn’t enough…He now wants to sue his rescuers and others who he feels are responsible for helping pay for his medical bills.

No, I didn’t make this up…Yes, this guy is for real…

CBS Denver: 

A Broomfield man who was saved in a dramatic rescue last September during Colorado’s historic flooding has filed papers indicating he may sue his rescuers.

“It’s unfortunate to have to try and cast liability and responsibility for this act of God on the men and women who risked their own lives,” said Ed Ferszt.

But authorities at the North Metro Fire Department are happy they were able to rescue Ortiz.

“I’m sure it was a traumatic experience for him,” she said. “Ultimately, we were just very grateful we were able to save his life that day.”

Ortiz said he has suffered a total of $500,000 in damages.

Read the entire report Including Video here

The original story of the rescue is here


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