From KFI 640 AM's website:
Workers compensation claims filed by the mother of the octuplets born last week in Bellflower have cost California taxpayers more than $260,000, according to public documents released Thursday.In 332 pages of Nadya Suleman’s claim files reviewed by KFI NEWS, records show she received about $168,000 in temporary disability payments between 1998 and 2009, and the costs associated with her case totaled more than $95,000.Suleman challenged the state in 2000 and 2001 in order to receive benefits for a September, 1999 injury at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, where she said she was hit on the back by a desk, “flipped over,” by a rioting mental patient.She complained of back pain and was a candidate for back surgery, doctors wrote, but said Suleman decided against the procedure, obtained a new doctor through her attorney, and chose to treat the pain with water therapy and Vicodin, the records said.California petitioned the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board in September, 2008 to cut-off Suleman’s bi-monthly checks of $833.98 because a doctor had found, “the patient has reached the point of maximum medical improvement.”
Well surprise, surprise. Ms Suleman has been claiming Workers Comp all this time for a back injury.....an injury she CHOSE not to have surgery for, but instead 'treated' with water therapy and Vicodin. Imagine that.
Why does this not surprise me?
I hurt my back a while ago. I had the surgery, though, because I was so desperate to get a break from the pain that I'd have done just about anything. I got tired of sitting around, hurting and I wanted to have a life. So, I had the surgery because I didn't see any other way.
I certainly don't think that being pregnant multiple times would have been feasible. My back hurt bad enough when I was pregnant as it was, let alone AFTER the injury. I think that I'd have done almost anything to make sure I didn't get pregnant ONCE, let alone SEVEN times . I sure as fuck wouldn't have asked for SIX embryos to be implanted at one time and taken the risk of having to carry multiple babies on a back that was already injured.
So, gentle reader, the most logical explanation I can come up with here is that Ms Suleman is NOT really as injured as she and her attorney (and the attorney's doctor) claim she is. She is no different than the scroungers, the free-riders of the welfare gravy train, the chronic pain-eurs that we see frequently both on the job and around town. She's no different than the crack whores I see on the streets of ESL, the ones who stay pregnant so they can keep claiming benefits. She's no different than the layabouts and losers I see in WalMart, the ones who claim they're too injured to work but who can carry 2 or 3 cases of beer and a 40lb bag of dogfood with seemingly no problem.
I'm disgusted. Are you?