Wal-Mart to pay for medical costs in Ga. syringe case

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 8:19 AM
Last updated Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 12:51 AM
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CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman says the retailer will pay for any valid medical expenses for customers harmed as a result of syringes found in clothing at one of its north Georgia stores.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Dianna Gee tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that company officials believe the syringe scare is isolated to its Cartersville store.

Authorities say syringes have been found in clothing sold at the Walmart in Cartersville four times in recent days. Bartow County sheriff’s Sgt. Jonathan Rogers says that in two of the cases, hypodermic needles have pierced the skin of customers, who required emergency medical care to prevent the spread of disease.

Patricia Headrick told the newspaper she fears contracting a disease such as hepatitis after being stuck by a needle while shopping for women’s clothing.

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TK3
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TK3 12/01/11 - 09:48 am
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O.K., now we are talking

O.K., now we are talking strange !!!!!

Farmboy
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Farmboy 12/01/11 - 10:35 am
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Another reason not to go to

Another reason not to go to cheap, low class Wal-Mart. Go to a better store, get better merchandise and service. Reward yourself for your hard work and responsibility and go shop in a better place.

Farmboy
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Farmboy 12/01/11 - 10:42 am
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You have to be very careful

You have to be very careful these days. Stuff like this is enough to scare anyone.

corgimom
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corgimom 12/01/11 - 04:06 pm
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Someone putting syringes in

Someone putting syringes in clothing can happen any time, anywhere and has nothing to do with "cheap, low class" and has everything to do with a twisted, sick, evil person- who could just as easily go to Nordstroms', Dillard's or Kohl's and do the exact same thing.

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