It’s so strange how Octomom could give birth to eight kids while having a back injury, isn’t it? That’s what a lot of people are wondering after Nadya recently cashed a $40,000 check from her previous employer, a California mental hospital. She got the big check because she reportedly won a settlement from workers’ compensation claim dating back to 1999. She was employed as a psychiatric technician at the time and was injured in a riot at the facility.
Suleman will only bank some $23,000 of the settlement proceeds, however, after deductions for legal fees and prior permanent disability payments.
What’s even worse is the fact that Nadya previously collected an incredible $170,000 in disability payments for chronic back pain from 2003 and 2008 apparently arising from the same injury, according to the LA Times. She also filed a second claim after she was rear-ended in 2001 on her way home from a doctor’s appointment, according to People.com.
Suleman also collected various forms of welfare after the birth of the octuplets but said in November that she is no longer on public assistance.
If you haven’t heard about this before, I’m sure a lot of you will be angry at this. How do you even get almost $200,000 for a back injury? Absolutely ridiculous!