Zback on SDN came across this advertisement announcing the opening of another Walmart Clinic If you look very closely at the bottom of the ad, you will see the following:
“Wal-Mart is not responsible for the medical treatment provided in this clinic.”
So let me get this straight. Walmart wants to get in on the healthcare business yet not take any of the responsibility that goes along with it? Sorry, but in this highly litiginous society it just doesn’t work that way. And surely Walmart realizes that this “disclaimer” means absolutely nothing in a court of law just as a signed informed consent is nearly equally meaningless.
Besides, I couldn’t think of a more horrifying job than doing primary care in freaking Walmart. Imagine being one of those PA’s or NP’s! Here’s Big Bertha checking out the meat before waddling over to the weigh station for her cholesterol levels =>
Photo courtesy of www.peopleofwalmart.com