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Insurance firm agrees to pay Joplin survivor

Sister of man injured in Joplin tornado says insurance company changes course, agrees to pay By The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) ' An insurance company that initially refused to pay the medical bills of a man injured in the Joplin tornado while he tried to save three residents of a group home where he worked has now agreed to pay the claim.

Mark Lindquist was in a coma for nearly two months after being hurt in the May 22 tornado. He had placed three middle-aged men with Down syndrome beneath mattresses, then climbed atop one of the mattresses, to try and protect them.

The men died. Lindquist has medical bills of more than $2.5 million. He didn't have medical insurance and his company's workers' compensation provider denied his claim.



But on Monday, a day after an Associated Press story, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America contacted Lindquist's sister and agreed to pay.


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