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(WPBF West Palm Beach)   Man diagnosed with a "popeye deformity" after falling and hurting himself at Walmart wins a $1.3 million settlement. Also, "popeye deformity" is a thing   (wpbf.com) divider line 68
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2013-02-08 05:16:29 PM
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2013-02-08 05:20:52 PM
He has massively oversized forearms?
 
2013-02-08 05:20:59 PM
Well blow me down.
 
2013-02-08 05:26:41 PM
We can assume that he wasn't buying spinach.
 
2013-02-08 05:27:39 PM
poparm deformity?
 
2013-02-08 05:42:31 PM
He can't stands no more of his deformity.
 
2013-02-08 05:42:56 PM
Why is that the fault of the store and not the doctor who did a terrible job stapling his arm back together?
 
2013-02-08 05:43:11 PM
Actual video of the "Popeye Deformity" (youtube, sfw)
 
2013-02-08 05:44:19 PM
I bet his skinny no ass wife was happy with the settlement.
 
2013-02-08 05:45:05 PM
The sign that he slipped on? It was for Olive Oil.
 
2013-02-08 05:45:09 PM
Was he reaching for spinach?
 
2013-02-08 05:45:56 PM
He yam what he yam.
 
2013-02-08 05:46:12 PM
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2013-02-08 05:46:33 PM
When our newest Walmart opened, it seemed as if someone had slipped on the tile floors, every time we were there. An ambulance was there, a lot.
 
2013-02-08 05:47:10 PM

Earpj: When our newest Walmart opened, it seemed as if someone had slipped on the tile floors, every time we were there. An ambulance was there, a lot.


That was just fatties having heart attacks.
 
2013-02-08 05:47:45 PM
Where's the video?  I believe it would provide LoLs and catchy theme songs.
 
2013-02-08 05:48:39 PM

farkingismybusiness: Earpj: When our newest Walmart opened, it seemed as if someone had slipped on the tile floors, every time we were there. An ambulance was there, a lot.

That was just fatties having heart attacks.


Probably. Except I never saw one of the electric carts near by.
I think it was the elderly who were unstable on the slippery floors.
 
2013-02-08 05:49:02 PM
I'll gladly pay you $1.3 million Tuesday...
 
2013-02-08 05:49:04 PM
"Hopefully, I'll heal this time"

This time?
 
2013-02-08 05:49:11 PM

Gyrfalcon: Why is that the fault of the store and not the doctor who did a terrible job stapling his arm back together?


It looks like his arm has been cut open to ease the preasure build up.

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Wtf. is it Walmarts fault that he stepped on a sign? Can't he see? Does he also randomly walk into shelves?
 
2013-02-08 05:49:12 PM
Pope Yes.
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-08 05:50:52 PM
I believe his last words before he fell and lost consciousness was, "AAAAAAAAGAHGAHGAH":
 
2013-02-08 05:51:33 PM
As much as it pains me to defend Walmart, I tend to think a lot of negligence cases need to be thrown out under a clause that shiat happens. There are obviously cases where a company is clearly negligent, but slipping on a sign on the floor seems a whole lot more like shiat happening.
 
2013-02-08 05:53:47 PM

Oznog:


Typical farker.jpg
 
2013-02-08 05:55:09 PM

Gyrfalcon: Why is that the fault of the store and not the doctor who did a terrible job stapling his arm back together?


It appears it is something that males are susceptible to and you do not know that until after shoulder surgery and it happens.

So my GED in law tells me that that the jury decided this because if Wally World had kept their store hazard free he would not have fallen, gotten hurt and have this condition occur because of the surgery.
 
2013-02-08 05:55:44 PM
He eats a shiat-ton of spinach and bangs a rail thin brunette now?
 
2013-02-08 05:55:48 PM
His attorney said she only asked for $600,000 in damages, but the jury awarded her client more than double that figure.

"We are very grateful for a jury system in this country that will allow a small local lawfirm like mine and an individual to be able to level the playing field and come in and have a fair trial against a large corporation like Walmart," attorney Gloria Seidule said.


Not to mention the extra $233,333.33 in fees.
 
2013-02-08 05:56:40 PM
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2013-02-08 05:56:52 PM
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2013-02-08 06:02:05 PM
Mitch Taylor's Bro

Nicely done... PLUS I hereby grant you 35 intratoobs for your ID...

/old Farker
 
2013-02-08 06:09:52 PM

Azlefty: Gyrfalcon: Why is that the fault of the store and not the doctor who did a terrible job stapling his arm back together?

It appears it is something that males are susceptible to and you do not know that until after shoulder surgery and it happens.

So my GED in law tells me that that the jury decided this because if Wally World had kept their store hazard free he would not have fallen, gotten hurt and have this condition occur because of the surgery.


Well....that still doesn't sound quite fair somehow.
 
2013-02-08 06:10:01 PM
 
2013-02-08 06:14:22 PM
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2013-02-08 06:15:02 PM
The way they decided to portray his arm lumps makes me think he should have sued the doctor who gave him those stitches.
 
2013-02-08 06:20:28 PM
$1.3M and he is "trying" to get his life back together
 
2013-02-08 06:22:06 PM
his eye pops out?
 
2013-02-08 06:27:52 PM
Probably saw the sign on the floor and thought Kaching it's payday time.  Did his slip and fall routine and wound up hurting himself a whole lot more then he was planning on.
 
2013-02-08 06:29:27 PM

DutchDynamite: $1.3M and he is "trying" to get his life back together


I don't think wally world has health insurance and considering the stitch job on him and lawyer expenses he probably only has a couple hundred grand at max which seems like a lot except there ain't no way he's going to be able to do any kind of work.
 
2013-02-08 06:36:21 PM
Ive shopped in that Walmart.  Never fell over though.
 
2013-02-08 06:38:51 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: He has massively oversized forearms?


Actually yes. Swelling in the muscles in his arm caused the doctors to have to cut the muscles open to prevent them from exploding. Now they're malformed due to the swelling.
 
2013-02-08 07:00:53 PM

Indolent: Well blow me down.


huckuckuckuckuck
 
2013-02-08 07:05:23 PM
Real "popeye deformity" rarely needs surgery. $1.3M for it? Someone's lawyer is laughing all the way to the iPhone photographic direct deposit.
 
2013-02-08 07:14:44 PM
I saw The Master too, subby.
 
2013-02-08 07:33:22 PM
Alanis Morrisette went down on him in a theater?
 
2013-02-08 07:35:36 PM

skinink: I bet his skinny no ass wife was happy with the settlement.


her, and his shark-like legal mouthpieces who probably took the largest chunk of the pie right before Uncle Sam sent in IRS Lad to further humiliate and pain the man.
 
2013-02-08 07:38:15 PM

Indolent: Well blow me down.


lol. you win!
 
2013-02-08 08:05:51 PM
It has been my observation that people went into Walmart with preconditioned deformities.
 
2013-02-08 08:16:18 PM
Is he strong to da finich 'cause he eats his spinach?
 
2013-02-08 08:16:39 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: We can assume that he wasn't buying spinach.


If only everybody had had a can of spinach, this wouldn't have happened.
 
2013-02-08 08:19:03 PM

dmax: Real "popeye deformity" rarely needs surgery. $1.3M for it? Someone's lawyer is laughing all the way to the iPhone photographic direct deposit.


I thought they don't repair it if the person is old.. maybe its a young man. Also the $1M in damages doesn't seem that extreme seeing as the guy probably has permanent weakness in that arm-- its not significant weakness, and maybe it won't affect daily activities, but that arm will never really be 100%.
 
2013-02-08 08:21:46 PM
Wait, or is there only slight weakness if he didn't get the surgery?
 
2013-02-08 08:22:13 PM

MayoSlather: As much as it pains me to defend Walmart, I tend to think a lot of negligence cases need to be thrown out under a clause that shiat happens. There are obviously cases where a company is clearly negligent, but slipping on a sign on the floor seems a whole lot more like shiat happening.


The jury found Wal-Mart 90% responsible, so the justice system already accepts the idea of partial responsibility.  What we need, perhaps, is a system where the jury could say, for example, that Wal-Mart was 40% responsible, the guy was 30% responsible, and the remaining 30% goes to "shiat happening."
 
2013-02-08 08:34:11 PM
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2013-02-08 09:05:52 PM
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2013-02-08 09:41:33 PM
No Brian Peppers?
Farm, I am disappoint.
 
2013-02-08 09:42:54 PM
Stupid autocorrect.
 
2013-02-08 09:44:52 PM

numbone: Pope Yes.
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Popeyes and Wimpy's Diner. Together at last!
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In Hamilton, On.

(Damn Tree in the way!)
 
2013-02-08 10:21:07 PM

HindiDiscoMonster:


damnitsomuch
 
2013-02-08 10:32:18 PM
I had that after one year of running a hand crane, overhead hoist all night thirsd shift in a textile mill.
Pushing carts. Yep, High impact isometrics.
Forearms were huge.
Then went to baking.
The biceps filled out kneading dough.
The forearms went down.
Now I play a mean guitar.
 
2013-02-08 10:49:24 PM
He ain't no physisick, but he knows what matters
 
2013-02-08 10:50:00 PM
What a goon.
 
2013-02-08 11:57:30 PM
What do you mean by farmers, Jeep?
 
2013-02-09 01:42:21 AM
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2013-02-09 02:01:00 AM

Gyrfalcon: Azlefty: Gyrfalcon: Why is that the fault of the store and not the doctor who did a terrible job stapling his arm back together?

It appears it is something that males are susceptible to and you do not know that until after shoulder surgery and it happens.

So my GED in law tells me that that the jury decided this because if Wally World had kept their store hazard free he would not have fallen, gotten hurt and have this condition occur because of the surgery.

Well....that still doesn't sound quite fair somehow.


Blame the jury.

He asked for less than half of that--which sounds like just about enough to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and legal fees.

The jury gave him more than twice what he asked for.
 
2013-02-09 03:46:06 AM

thatboyoverthere: Actually yes. Swelling in the muscles in his arm caused the doctors to have to cut the muscles open to prevent them from exploding. Now they're malformed due to the swelling.


What?  A popeye deformity is caused by a ruptured tendon no longer holding the muscle to the bone, so it bunches up.

A ruptured tendon  would not cause the doctors to have to "cut open the muscle so it doesn't explode".  Are you confusing it with compartment syndrome?
 
2013-02-09 10:30:39 AM

Gyrfalcon: Well....that still doesn't sound quite fair somehow


Well you are obviously not a litigator! :)
 
2013-02-09 11:08:31 AM

if_i_really_have_to: thatboyoverthere: Actually yes. Swelling in the muscles in his arm caused the doctors to have to cut the muscles open to prevent them from exploding. Now they're malformed due to the swelling.

What?  A popeye deformity is caused by a ruptured tendon no longer holding the muscle to the bone, so it bunches up.

A ruptured tendon  would not cause the doctors to have to "cut open the muscle so it doesn't explode".  Are you confusing it with compartment syndrome?


I'd wager exactly that. Popeye Deformity is a totally different issue, though he could have both- swelling from correcting the tendon rupture leading to a compartment syndrome needing decompression. From what I can see of the scar tissue, it doesn't look like the pattern I'd expect for both, but it's not a particularly clean job.
 
2013-02-09 12:00:24 PM
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