John Brandrick, a British man, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago and told, "you'll probably die within the year."
Two years later, he's fit as a fiddle. And the cancer? Well, that turned out to be no more than a non-life threatening inflammation.
So what's the problem?
In between diagnoses, Brandwick quit is job, sold most of his possessions and lived lavishly - expecting to kick the bucket and leave nothing behind.
Now he's got his life back... but is behind on mortgage payments and has no regular source of income.
Brandrick told Sky television,"When they tell you you've got a limited time and everything, you do enjoy life. I'm really pleased that I've got a second chance in life... but if you haven't got no money after all this, which is my fault -- I spent it all -- they should pay something back."
It's my fault..I spent it all... and THEY should pay something back?
Maybe this guy has an inflammation of the cortex too. But in this increasingly litigious society, juries award huge sums to plaintiffs of malpractice suits... often for no discernible reason.
Approximately 50,000 lawsuits are filed every WEEK in the USA. You might think this has nothing to do with you - but every family of four ends up paying a hidden "lawsuit tax" of nearly $10,000 per year, in the form of increased costs of goods and services.
In short, you and I are subsidizing bozos like Brandrick and the unscrupulous lawyers who represent them on a contingency basis.