Alex Wubbels, the University of Utah nurse who was involved in a widely publicized arrest after refusing to assist a Salt Lake detective in collecting blood from a man injured in a vehicle crash, received $500,000 in settlement. Although the actions of the detective were highly inappropriate, the settlement sum is outrageously excessive. Wubbels did not experience any permanent injury and the incident was over in a matter of minutes. I’m sure many residents of Salt Lake City would gladly submit to a similar incident to receive such a large settlement.
Salt Lake City