Thursday, April 16
Would you rather have a leg…or $27.5 million?
I pondered the question as I read this Crain's New York article on an amputee being awarded $27.5 million in her case against NYC Transit Authority. According to the article, the woman's leg was amputated above the knee when she was "hit by the 40,000 pound bus as she crossed West 50th Street at 10th Avenue around 7 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2005."
The award was the "largest ever for a lost leg." Which leaves me wondering - How often does this happen?
So would you rather have 1.5 legs? Or enough money to buy you 200 human legs (as well as a few dozen kidneys) from some peddler on Canal street?