Read this outrage and then try to tell me that slip-and-fall lawyers aren't one of the biggest problems in the US today....
From Philly.com -- SADDLE RIVER, N.J. - A New Jersey man who overdosed on drugs stolen from a pharmacy is getting $4.1 million to settle his lawsuit.
Scott Simon says he suffered permanent nerve damage after taking Xanax given to him by a former employee of a Ridgewood drug store at a party in 2007.
Simon's attorney, John Schepisi, tells The Record newspaper The Saddle River resident can't walk without help and has been declared incompetent.
Simon sued the pharmacy for not taking proper precautions to avoid theft of drugs. He also sued the party's host and his parents, along with several guests.
All of them will contribute toward the settlement.
How does this moron taking illegal drugs result in a fabulous payday for him? This is on par with the McDonald's hot coffee settlement in it's utter stupidity. Now the lives of this family are probably ruined and anybody who buys anything from this pharmacy retailer will pay a little more for it so this idiot can live like a king and his skeevy lawyer is laughing all the way to the bank at the hoax he pulled.
I swear, the earthquakes notwithstanding, if I could afford to move to New Zealand I would.