Calif. insurance company pays elderly hernia patient with $21,000 in coins that he can’t lift
An elderly California man said this week that an insurance company with a bad attitude decided pay him off with a van full of buckets of coins, and he can’t even lift them because he just had hernia surgery.
Andres Carrasco, 73, told KNBC that he settled with Adriana’s Insurance Service, Inc. in June over a 2012 lawsuit that alleged its employees had assaulted him.
Adriana’s apparently wasn’t happy with the terms of the settlement because when employees showed up at Carrasco’s attorney’s office to deliver the check, they also brought a van full of five-gallon buckets of coins. They dropped them off in the waiting room and left.
According to attorney Antonio Gallo, $21,000 of the settlement had been delivered in the form of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies.
“Adriana’s Insurance, is this the way you treat everyone?” a statement from Carrasco asked. “Why don’t you like your clients?”
Carrasco said that he just had a hernia operation, and there was no way he could lift even one of the buckets.
“I am disappointed by the way Adriana’s treats their customers and the elderly,” he added. “We might be poor, but we are people too.”
[Photo: Gold coins via Shutterstock.com]