Here’s a link to the story.
I’m so annoyed about this I can barely state my thoughts coherently. This woman attempts suicide and then claims compensation because the ambulance didn’t show up quickly enough?! I’m sorry (not), you deliberately endangered your life, indeed consciously attempted to cause your death, and then complain that somebody didn’t save you? Suicide attempt causes harm to yourself? Well, what a fucking surprise!
Get a fucking clue, why don’t you - save yourself the trouble by not doing it in the first place! Jeez, some years ago you could have been punished for doing this, now you get nearly $5million compensation! Compensation for what? Being a fucking idiot? There’s plenty of places in this country where that money could have been spent for the greater good, not on some attention-seeking retard who can’t even top themselves properly. Like improving the healthcare system so that deserving cases get better treatment, for one.
I could understand this award if the lady had slipped on something and hit her head, and then the ambulance crew were late and/or incompetent, causing brain damage, but this was entirely self-inflicted. If I were the judge on this one, I’d be looking for a law that allowed me to say: tough shit. Do the human race’s gene pool a favour and make a better job of it next time.