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Old 10-18-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Not seeing the 'negligence' here and consulting a lawyer isn't needed.

And the fair resolution to this situation is that she pays her medical bills.

I never once said that the OP should not pay her bill. In fact I think she should pay it so it doesn't go against her credit history. And after paying it I think she should look for restitution from the doctor.

I've dealt with doctors most of my life and I've seen some pretty messed up crap from them. Not saying all doctors or bad but some are and they should be held accountable.

They're no different than carpenters, plumbers, electricians, etc., you have your good ones, your great ones, and your bad ones who should not even be in the business, same with doctors.

Crap my last doctor was trying to put me on meds because I was coughing all night. I told her that it didn't start until she put me on BP medicine.

She would not even take the time to even hear what I had to say even though one of the side affects was coughing. I saw her the next month and she asked if the coughing stopped and I said yes, she said that the medicine worked. I said no it didn't because I didn't even fill it, I just stopped taking the BP medicine.

She was like, oh you were right and I was like, you should listen to what your patients are saying. Some of us know what our bodies are telling us.

So no, I think the OP should hold the doctor accountable for his/her actions.

busta
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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I never once said that the OP should not pay her bill. In fact I think she should pay it so it doesn't go against her credit history. And after paying it I think she should look for restitution from the doctor.

I've dealt with doctors most of my life and I've seen some pretty messed up crap from them. Not saying all doctors or bad but some are and they should be held accountable.

They're no different than carpenters, plumbers, electricians, etc., you have your good ones, your great ones, and your bad ones who should not even be in the business, same with doctors.

Crap my last doctor was trying to put me on meds because I was coughing all night. I told her that it didn't start until she put me on BP medicine.

She would not even take the time to even hear what I had to say even though one of the side affects was coughing. I saw her the next month and she asked if the coughing stopped and I said yes, she said that the medicine worked. I said no it didn't because I didn't even fill it, I just stopped taking the BP medicine.

She was like, oh you were right and I was like, you should listen to what your patients are saying. Some of us know what our bodies are telling us.

So no, I think the OP should hold the doctor accountable for his/her actions.

busta
What "actions" are you thinking this doctor should be held accountable for??

The post "I" read stated complications occurred due to unforeseen scar tissue.

Did the patient have previous surgery to lead to this scar tissue? Did the scar tissue form after the surgery performed by this surgeon? Did the patient give a complete and accurate history of all previous surgeries??

A complication occurred and treatment was required....treatment that likely required input from lab staff, radiology, anesthesia, etc, etc, etc..

These professionals should not be paid for their services?? The equipment and materials, testing, etc should not be paid for??

Have been a healthcare professional for over 25 years and I haven't seen a case where treatment for a complication, not negligence, but a complication, was deemed "free care"
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:33 AM
 
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^^^ Exactly!! Tell us was exactly you'd expect this doctor to be held accountable for?

I work in healthcare and this cast just screams 'free ride'.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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The OP hasnt been back here - no?

I have BC/BS - i dont understand if she's saying they are not going to cover any of that $2,000?

Yes, you are responsible for the amounts they wont cover - sometimes the doctor etc. will accept just the BC payment. You can also ask them if they will.

I was 'stuck' with an anesthiologist bill of $800 when i found out afterward that he was out-of-state and was not a 'preferred provider.' I had checked the surgery center, and i knew my doc was a preferred provider - but of course i never thought to ask about anyone else!!

I paid it off over the years, like $20. a month.
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