Meet Debbie Shank who got sued by Wal-Mart

The Wal-Mart story getting more play since Keith Olbermann first talked about in his Worst Person in the World segment.



Debbie Shank breaks down in tears every time she’s told that her 18-year-old son, Jeremy, was killed in Iraq.

The 52-year-old mother of three attended her son’s funeral, but she continues to ask how he’s doing. When her family reminds her that he’s dead, she weeps as if hearing the news for the first time.

Shank suffered severe brain damage after a traffic accident nearly eight years ago that robbed her of much of her short-term memory and left her in a wheelchair and living in a nursing home. (more…)

2 Responses

  1. This has become Wal-Mart’s publicity nightmare, and they have just called off the dogs. Guess the online petitions and threat of boycotts scared them. They’re still bullies, mind you. Just bullies that don’t like bad PR. If terrorizing the family of a brain-damaged woman and a dead soldier in Iraq hadn’t upset anybody, they’d still be doing it.

  2. Mr. Thompson, I’d love to contact you about another breaking story about how poorly Wal-Mart treats its employees. Where can I email you?

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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