Lisa French underwent spinal fusion surgery in 2014 after her doctor warned her a fall or trip might leave her paralyzed due to lingering complications from a car wreck. The recovery was arduous, but French says she was secure in her belief that her health insurance would make sure she suffered no financial harm from her medical bills. Then, almost three years later, French, who works a night job as a billing clerk at a trucking company, answered a knock on the door one Sunday morning. A process server handed her papers that showed the nonprofit St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster, where she had her operation, had sued her for $229,112.13. Landing on French’s doorstep that day was a growing conflict over skyrocketing health care costs pitting employer-based, self-funded insurance plans against hospitals. A growing number of employers are refusing to pay the full amount of the hospital bills of their workers due to alleged price gouging by the hospitals. As … [Read more...] about A Denver-area hospital sued a patient for nearly $230,000 over her surgery bill. A jury said not so fast.
PATNA: Beating all odds, Abhinav Prakash of DAV Public School ( BSEB Colony ) scored 90.2% in science stream of CBSE Class XII examination, the results of which were announced on Saturday by the central board of secondary education (CBSE). He got 95 in chemistry, 93 in mathematics, 92 in physical education, 88 in physics and 83 in English. The boy suffered from infective endocarditis and had gone through open heart surgery in 2016 at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute Research Centre in Delhi. "It was a complicated surgery and had taken almost 8 hours to remove the mass from his valve and replace aortic valve with the artificial one. Abhinav was hospitalized for two-and-a-half months from June 2016," his mother Pratibha , who is a teacher at government school in Patna, told this newspaper on Saturday. Pratibha said that after his surgery he was not the same. "I had to take a lot precaution. Even during exams, he was not sure that he would be able to study or give the exams as he … [Read more...] about CBSE Class 12 results: Student with heart surgery gets 90%
CAGAYAN DE ORO—A 20-year-old pregnant woman allegedly abandoned by members of the New People's Army will undergo an operation, a military official said Thursday. A metal object needs to be extracted from the forehead of the woman identified as Susan Guaynon, said Lt. Col. Jonna Dalaguit, commanding officer of Camp Evangelista Station Hospital. Pregnant woman abandoned by NPA rebels in Bukidnon: military She must also undergo more tests to make sure her baby has no complications considering her exhaustion in the mountains, Dalaguit added. Guaynon was taken by military members to hospital over the weekend after she was wounded in an encounter between government troops and NPA rebels in Impasugong town, Bukidnon. The 4th Infantry Division said Guaynon has issued an affidavit that she is an NPA member. It is up to Guaynon if she will surrender so that she will be enrolled in the government's Comprehensive Local Integration Program, but as of now we will focus on her treatment, said … [Read more...] about Pregnant 20-year old abandoned by rebels to undergo surgery in Cagayan de Oro
Supported by Business Day By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERGAPRIL 14, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Jerri Plummer was at home in Arkansas, watching television with her three children, when a stranger called to warn that her life was in danger.The caller identified herself only as Yolanda. She told Ms. Plummer that the vaginal mesh implant supporting her bladder was defective and needed to be removed. If Ms. Plummer didn’t act quickly, the caller urged, she might die.Ms. Plummer, 49, didn’t ask many questions. Her implant was causing her discomfort, and she was impressed by how much Yolanda knew about her medical history. She was scared. “It was like I had a ticking time bomb inside of me,” she said. Yolanda assured Ms. Plummer that all her expenses would be covered and that she would be set up with a lawyer to help her sue the mesh manufacturer, Boston Scientific.Days later, court … [Read more...] about How Profiteers Lure Women Into Often-Unneeded Surgery
caption Arnold Schwarzenegger. source Getty Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent an open-heart surgery on Thursday and is currently in stable condition, his spokesman confirmed to The Washington Post. Schwarzenegger, 70, underwent a planned procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday to replace a pulmonic valve, when complications arose and he required an “emergency” open-heart surgery, as TMZ first reported. The actor and former California governor’s surgery on Thursday was previously had an elective heart surgery in 1997, at the age of 49, to replace the same valve. Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent an emergency open-heart surgery on Thursday and is currently in stable condition, his spokesman Daniel Ketchell confirmed to The Washington Post. Schwarzenegger, 70, first underwent a planned procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday to replace a pulmonic valve. … [Read more...] about Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent an emergency open-heart surgery and is now in stable condition