Face Transplant to fix a gun accident


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wacki
October 19, 2012, 12:25 AM
These photos are pretty dramatic.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218832/Richard-Lee-Norris-face-transplant-Gun-accident-victim-given-amazing-operation-US-doctors.html?ICO=most_read_module


Anyone know the story behind the accident? It's almost like it was a shotgun to the face. I ask because I keep a list of stories for "what not to do" purposes.

You can always theorize what happened.... but it's not the same impact as "this actually happened".

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Deus Machina
October 19, 2012, 01:19 AM
Amazing. Next, celebrities like Nicholas Cage will be paying for it!

I'm a little skeptical about the 'accident' part, too. As has been said, it's hard to accidentally shoot yourself in the face.

FIVETWOSEVEN
October 19, 2012, 02:16 AM
I wonder how his accident happened too. Just looking at the various face transplants, they're getting better and better. I'm impressed that such things are possible!

Jorg Nysgerrig
October 19, 2012, 02:28 AM
http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm?ID=32599

On Sept. 10, 1997, Norris noticed a 12-gauge shotgun leaning on the glass door inside a gun cabinet at a home at 1018 Chestnut St., Eanes said today.

Norris “unlocked the cabinet to get the gun off the glass door, and when he pulled it out, the gun discharged,” Eanes said.

Norris suffered a gunshot wound to the face, he added.

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That was then they learned the circumstances of the incident, and ruled the incident an accidental shooting, Eanes said.

JERRY
October 19, 2012, 03:05 AM
What kind of guns fire without pulling the trigger?

gfanikf
October 19, 2012, 07:17 AM
What kind of guns fire without pulling the trigger?
Ghost guns

BSA1
October 19, 2012, 08:29 AM
I have read in previous reports it was a attempted suicide. I also would not discount the liberal use of alcohol.

Cearbhall
October 19, 2012, 09:57 AM
Who here besides me keeps their rifles and shotguns muzzle down in their gun locker?

hso
October 19, 2012, 09:58 AM
Medical transplant advances are out of scope for THR.

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