Illinois Man Who Lost Finger in Mechanical Bull Ready to Moo-ve On With His Life

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It's been nearly four years since Timothy Cavins of Granite City climbed atop a mechanical bull at a picnic and, well, it didn't end well.

According to a lawsuit filed two years ago, Cavins injured his hand on the bull -- an injury that eventually led to surgery and the amputation of a finger. Cavins claims in his lawsuit that the operator of the bull, Fun Source Inc., didn't properly instruct him how to ride the the bull.

Fun Source has never responded to the lawsuit and now Cavins is saying to himself "enough of this this bull****!" He's asking the judge for a default judgment.

So how much does Cavins want for his missing finger and two-plus years of legal headaches? $50k.

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I never saw this article in the RFT before. However, I can give you afew more facts. The company picnic was The SimmonsCooper Law Firm company picnic at Gordon Moore park. The managerial staff at the incident, gave Tim napkins from a dinner table and directions to the nearest hospital. Because he was not insured, John Cochran hospital provided his medical care and treatment. Because of overcrowding a the time, it took weeks to get the finger fully amputated. Even though Simmons Firm Management was kept up to date on his condition, they still refused to help. This retired army ranger suffered through gangrene, septic shock and c-difficile before his finger was finally amputated. The c-difficule took about a year to fully run its course. The law firm had insurance on the event but failed to check to box for carnival rides so it did not cover the incident. Fun Source provided the law firm with a fraudulent insurance certificate, so basically they had no insurance. The law firm in all fact, left this veteran to die. I guess they were too busy funding their new building.

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