Monday, March 31, 2008

Wal-Mart is the spawn/store of the Devil

I heard this story on Keith Olbermann's Countdown last night, though I also think that Mrs Duck mentioned it and also probably subconsciously saw it on the Consumerist. But, I think you could hear this story over and over again and still say, no fucking way.

Apparently, through a loop hole in the Wal-Mart employee health care plan
, an injured worker can be sued for the settlement that they receive from the party that injured them. Sued, by the way, by the Company that provides your health care in the first place. Unfortunately, it is legal, since the female former employee received medical expenses from both Wal-Marts health insurance and also from the insurance company of the trucking company that hit her in the first place.

In the end, it is more a story of getting yourself a good attorney, who makes sure he not only gets you money if someone else is at fault for medical expenses, but also for pain and sufferening and injury and all that.

Though, I still say, Wal-Mart is a spawn of the Devil. This poor will be suffering for the rest of her life, through something that is no fault of her own, and the story of the smiley faces and made in china cell phones have to make sure they don't set a bad precedent.


Anthony said...

I hate to be the wet blanket here, but how else could they sell products for such low prices if they didn't under-pay their employees and provide no benefits?

Can't have your Price-buster cake and eat it too.

I'm sure Lord & Taylor has a great benefits package.

The Teamster said...

as a teamster....i have many reasons to dislike....hate...wal mart

thanks for giving me another...

Tilly Greene said...

Saw something about this over the weekend and it broke my heart! While it may be their policy, I hate that they are actually following through with it and making this family pay back the money.

Cold, cold corporate dealings and it sucks!

By the way, i thought it was supposed to be nice down here in Philly today and I woke up to dreary grey and rain. Grrr!

Sparky Duck said...


It was nice right about 6:00 or so. PM that is