wal-mart agrees to drop demands on shank family

@icyorchid (2564)
United States
April 2, 2008 3:38pm CST
Jim Shank, husband of former Wal-Mart employee Deborah Shank, just sent out this statement: Husband of Deborah Shank, Woman Brain Injured and Sued by Wal-Mart: Thanks to Public Outcry, Wal-Mart Has Finally Decided to Correct Its Error Wal-Mart Tells Jim Shank it Plans to Drop Claim on Money for His Wife’s Medical Treatment Jim Shank, the husband of former Wal-Mart employee Deborah Shank, issued the following statement after receiving a letter from Wal-Mart today stating that the company intends to drop its claim for $470,000 from him and his wife – money that the family desperately needs to cover her medical expenses. Deborah Shank was in a car crash seven years ago that left her brain damaged, unable to form short term memory, and in a wheelchair. Wal-Mart, her employer at the time, sued her for the cost of her medical treatment, plus interest and legal fees, after she won a settlement with the trucking company. Read the rest: http://walmartwatch.com/blog/archives/wal_mart_agrees_to_drop_demands_on_shank_family/
4 responses
@mummymo (23707)
3 Apr 08
Now that is good news! At least they have done the right thing eventually - it is just a shame they caused so much stress and hardship to a family who least could cope with it along the way! xxx
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@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Yes that is very true....undo stress was totally wrong. There are people that do not agree with this decission. They thing it is wrong because of that claus and wal-mart was in their right to get that money back. I am sorry, they waited 3 years to sue for the return of the money, so that tells me that there was something not right there.
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@mummymo (23707)
3 Apr 08
Would you still feel that way if you were in their place tallmommy or God forbid one of your family? I think the clause in the policy was a very silly one that should never have been there in the first place! xxx
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@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I totally agree with you mummymo. This woman was hit by that truck and Wal-mart paid for her medical, who was going to pay for the long term if they had not sued and won? Apparently the judge had all the paperwork and ruled in her favor anyway. This situation had a good outcome with them not persuing to get their money back
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@dnbuster (442)
• United States
2 Apr 08
thanks, at least they dropped it:)
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@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yes I am happy they dropped it.
• United States
3 Apr 08
That is unbelievable. I worked for Walmart for awhile and learned alot about them while I was there. They claim to be a family oriented company but are far from it....they need to go back to the original values the company started with instead of the greed they seem to find themselves in today
@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I totally agree with you. I think Sam is turning in his grave knowing what his children is doing with the company he started. My niece worked for Wal-Mart when Sam was alive, and she said there is a 100% difference now.
• United States
21 Apr 08
I was hoping this is how this would end up. It was a sad story to begin with but when walmart jumped in and tried to take the little they had it was so so sad. Im glad that at least something is going okay for them.