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Have you or an immediate family member experienced a medical error or possible error that resulted in, or nearly resulted in, harm? Or received a bill for medical treatment that was totally unreasonable? You can… Read More

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5 HOUR OUT-PATIENT SURGERY $83,000

I had sinus surgery in June 2013 to repair a deviated septum and sinus turbinates expanded. This was outpatient surgery. I was at the hospital for about 5 hours with no complications. Prior to my… Read More


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Wrong Coding Caused Overcharges

I have often been over-charged in a hospital ER as well as an inpatient. There should always be statements given or sent to patients in simple terms that are easily understood by any person not… Read More


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$5000 for ER Incompetance

It started roughly 5 months ago with what felt like a UTI but turned out not to be in the end. After a urine test they found no blood in the urine and I was… Read More


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ER Misdiagnosis

I have an emergency room disaster story. I was awakened from my sleep struggling for my breath. I had to call an ambulance because the shortness of breath situation went on and on. I got… Read More




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ACL Reconstruction Surgery: $30,877

Eric Cooks, 33, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was recently charged $30,877 for ACL reconstruction surgery. Thankfully, Cooks has insurance, but he was still shocked by the cost. “The healthcare system needs reform and I am not… Read More


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Stitches & Scar Repair: $22,000

After being bitten by a dog, 26-year-old Mallory Kerley was billed approximately $22,000 for stitches and scar repair. She later found out that the doctor was not part of her insurance plan and has been… Read More


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Double Pneumonia Hospital Stay: $999,932

Alexandria Brooks, 46, of Hernando, Florida, was recently charged $999,932 for a month-and-a-half hospital stay for double pneumonia, which later developed into acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She wanted to share her story because that… Read More