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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sense of Injustice, Occupy Wall Street & A Tornado Survivor From Joplin

In a dramatic turn of events based upon pubic outrage, a insurance company has reversed its decision and now decided to provide workers' compensation benefits to a first responder who was injured while providing assistance to tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri.


Mark Lindquist saved 3 development disabled adults in Joplin following the tornado that devastated that community. Caught in the he 200 mile an hour tornado, Lindquist lost all of his teeth, was in a coma for several months and ran up medical bills amounting to $2.5 Million. The insurance company initial had denied the claim and recent news reports and public outrage resulted in a reversal by the insurance company on the issue of compensability.


The same outrage against Corporate America and an imbalance in the socio-economic system is now being reflected in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Recently Amy Goodman commented about the growing recognition of injustice on the Charlie Rose show. 

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