Every now and then I come across something that just makes me laugh out loud Today it was this. Go check out the article, it’s pretty short. Now don’t tell me that didn’t make you chuckle a little bit.
The tone of the article (blog post, actually, I guess) is what really kills me though. This woman worked stocking shelves for however long, had a terrible accident and “lost much of her memory and ability to communicate.” She gets a very modest settlement and then the company tries to get back the money paid for medical bills. What idiot insurance company bureaucrat said to himself, “yeah I know she can’t work again and only has $270,000 to care for herself for the rest of her life, but she should give back that $470,000 that we spent on her!” But whatever, I can even allow that people who win big settlements might have to pay back the insurance company (even though taking care of shit if something happened to her is the whole reason she was paying for insurance). What kills me is that they are trying to spin it like it’s such a benevolent action by the company. No, no it’s not some great act by them. The only reason they backed off is because they were starting to draw the wrong kind of attention, the kind that might stop bullshit like that in the future. They don’t deserve any credit.
I won’t get into her personal injury lawyer and how she only got a few hundred grand for an injury like that. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.