Saturday, March 29, 2008

Wal-Mart Sues Disabled Woman

In another example of precisely how cold-blooded and downright inhumane large corporations, and particularly Wal-Mart can be, there's a story out that Wal-Mart has sued a disabled woman in order to snatch a trust fund set up for her care.

The story goes something like this ... back in 2000 Debbie Shank, now 52, suffered catastrophic brain damage in a traffic accident. Wal-Mart's insurance (yes, there was a Wal-Mart employee who HAD insurance - I found that shocking too) paid for her emergency care - something on the order of $500,000. Debbie Shank's family then sued the trucking company involved in the crash. They were awarded $1 million with more than HALF going to legal fees. The remaining $417,000 was placed in a trust for Debbie's long-term care.

Wal-Mart has now turned around and sued Debbie Shank to recover the money their insurance company paid for her emergency care.

There's a clause in the original Wal-Mart insurance papers that let's them do it.


They ought to have to sue the trucking company SEPERATELY.

But, even under the current situation, can you imagine the absolute lack of humanity present in the individuals who made the decision to continue with such a lawsuit?

Could you ever have imagined that "respected professionals" were capable of such brutality?

They make me sick.

Every g*dd*mn last one of them.

And people wonder why I have a bad attitude ...

Brain-damaged woman at center of Wal-Mart suit - CNN
Attorney Maurice B. Graham on Equitable Recovery - (this article explains pretty much that the trucking company involved was underinsured)
Latest on Deborah Shank Wal-Mart Story - Spiddlement
BOYCOTT Wal-Mart & Help Debbie Shank -
Lady with Brain Injury sued by Wal-Mart - From the North Side of the Square
Wal-Mart Dubbed “Worst Person in the World” - The Writin On The Wal



At March 29, 2008 at 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wall mart should be ashamed of themselves. How about some human decency for a struggling famly. Taking a stance on company policy is just a cover up for a greedy corporation. Walmart, take a poll from the company workers that actually work the floor, and ask them if this family should keep the money. I bet the vote would be yes by a landslide.I did not like shopping at this store, but now this confirms my boycott on this corporate giant.


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