Stella is the woman who burnt herself on coffee at McDonalds. You know, the woman we all make fun of, when we talk about frivilous lawsuits.
But if you click on that link, you’ll find the true story, about how she wasn’t driving, how they were stopped, how she needed grafts, how the coffee was not fit for consumption, and so on.
And you’ll see how all she wanted was $20,000 for medical bills, but they wouldn’t settle.
And you’ll see how her reward was reduced.
Now why am I bringing all this up? Frustration with D’s workman’s comp case, which has a cap, which still hasn’t sent money, which is still stalling. I always wondered why people were so quick to sue, and I see now it’s a frustration with the system as it stands. People aren’t fair (or insurance companies) and are tired of being lied to and jerked around.
What if we didn’t have friends, family to help? What if we didn’t plan well? We’d be so screwed — already are hurting because of this nonsense. And if that money doesn’t come soon, maybe the insurance company WILL be on the receiving end of a lawsuit. They owe money and are coming up with all sorts of excuses, like oh we have the wrong SSN and we didnt hear from the doctor and other crap. Bah.