Sunday, December 07, 2003

the frequent faller

A number of us bloggers posted about the lady who got trampled during a stampede for cheap DVD players at a Wal-Mart. According to a post by Reverend Major Donald Sensing of One Hand Clapping, the lady's a "frequent faller":

Remember the story of woman named Patricia Vanlester who was trampled at a Wal-Mart in the rush of shoppers trying to get to the $29 DVD players before they were all gone?

It seems she's a "frequent faller" who has made something of a career out of suing stores and employers for fall injuries.

An investigation by WKMG-Local 6 reveals Vanlester has filed 16 previous claims of injuries at Wal-Mart stores and other places she has shopped or worked, according to Wal-Mart, court files and state records. Her sister, who accompanied her Friday on the visit to Wal-Mart, has also filed a prior injury claim against Wal-Mart, with Vanlester as her witness, a company spokeswoman said yesterday.

Yes, 'tis the season.

So there you have it. With thanks to The Donald for that one.


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