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Old 04-12-2009, 07:11 AM
 
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Does anyone see anything wrong with this?

Glad I didn't hire this company to do my roofing work... I could be involved in this lawsuit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[SIZE=3]Paralyzed roofer's case raises legal debate over rights of illegal immigrants[/SIZE][SIZE=3] [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Paralyzed roofer's case raises legal debate over rights of illegal immigrants hurt on job[/SIZE]

By Hillary Copsey (Contact), Ryan Deering
Originally published 03:38 p.m., April 10, 2009
Updated 03:54 p.m., April 10, 2009
WEST PALM BEACH — Victor Leon is alone in the hospital most days.
The 26-year-old was paralyzed nearly three years ago when he fell from the roof of a three-story building in Palm City while working for Jupiter-based Altec Roofing. Since then, Leon has been mired in a legal battle to get workers' compensation benefits or legal damages from Altec.
Leon is an illegal immigrant. His status puts him at the crux of a legal debate over what rights, if any, illegal workers have after being injured on a job for which the American government says they never should have been hired.
"It's sort of a legal limbo," said Chad Hastings, Leon's attorney. "He's in a place where basically the American government is saying, 'Go die somewhere.' "Moderator cut: shortened, copyright protection

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Old 04-12-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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If the employer knew he was illegally here, the employer should be required to pay the hospital bill. The illegal of course doesn't deserve any money himself out of his drug-induced accident and need to be sent home.

Health care in Mexico is much more affordable than here.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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The problem the US has is that it is so entrenched with providing or answering the rights of everyone that incidents like these even have to surface. You'll NEVER see such a waste of everyone dollars and time if a similar incident happend in countries like Korea, Germany, etc. The problem with the US is that the US has allowed itself to be the one who has to bear the burden.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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1/2 a million dollars? I hope every business owner hiring illegals reads that.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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If the employer knew he was illegally here, the employer should be required to pay the hospital bill. The illegal of course doesn't deserve any money himself out of his drug-induced accident and need to be sent home.

Health care in Mexico is much more affordable than here.
I agree...instead the hospital will write off the half-million dollar (at this point) bill and the costs will eventually translate into higher medical costs for LEGAL residents and citizens.

Paying off the illegal immigrant's hospital bill should be a part of the FINE levied against this company--but of course, in typical pandering fashion, I'm sure that they won't even end up with so much as a slap on the wrist.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Injured while breaking the law. Hmmmmmm He deserves 0 cash. He deserves to be deported. His employer should be forced to pay the hospital bill shortly before they jail him for hireing illegals.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:25 AM
 
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Anyhow -- why doesn't one of the La Raza groups chip in and give him the money he wants?
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I agree...instead the hospital will write off the half-million dollar (at this point) bill and the costs will eventually translate into higher medical costs for LEGAL residents and citizens.

Paying off the illegal immigrant's hospital bill should be a part of the FINE levied against this company--but of course, in typical pandering fashion, I'm sure that they won't even end up with so much as a slap on the wrist.
We have had many close here near the border which means the remaining Illegals pack the last few to the brim. What really sux is that it extends beyond the ER once they have an anchor. The receptionist has to speak as the interpreter since they don't speak English. I shell out large co-pays while they ride the system for free. Basically I am paying for them to use the same facility, or I should say, you too are paying. I'd like to see the rate of fraud where the Illegal parent books a time for the kid to see a GP and the parent somehow has the same thing but it gets booked on the anchor kids paper work.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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I swear, everytime I read a case like this, and there's always something similar going on, I just want to bang my head against a wall...Is it really that difficult for people to understand what a frickin drain these illegals are on our country....UGH!
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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Since then, Leon has been mired in a legal battle to get workers' compensation benefits or legal damages from Altec.
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Returning to Mexico also might destroy Leon's chance at winning his legal case, according to Hastings. Once in Monterrey, Leon might not be able to return for depositions or hearings.
He is hanging around here in the hopes of hitting the jackpot from a lawsuit. Deport him now. His condition is stable and his family can be trained to provide the care that he needs. Let the Mexican government pay his bills for a change.
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