A Swedish woman who claims to suffer residual pain from a car accident six years ago says her insurance agency is cutting her disability benefits because her pain is caused by her large breasts, The Local reported Wednesday.
“My breasts have been large since I got them. But I didn’t have any problems with pain before the car accident,” Jessica Andersson is quoted in The Local.
The Swedish Social Insurance Agency decided to cut Andersson's $934-a-month disability payments in November after a doctor suggested a breast reduction surgery could allow her to return to work, The Local reported.
Andersson is considering appealing the decision, which she believes is politically motivated rather than medical.
“I’m 99.9 percent sure that it wouldn’t make a difference if I had surgery on by breasts. It’s not ideal to have neck injuries and at the same time have heavy breasts, I understand that. But the injury would still be there after an operation,” she said.
Andersson has also been previously diagnosed with psychiatric problems, but successfully had the diagnosis appealed.