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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-18-07 08:53 PM
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8. My cousin was billed over $20,000 for about 3 hours in emergency
He accidentally shot himself with his own handgun when his wife accidentally backed into him while he had it out. The bullet went right through the fat of his belly. He was taken to Emergency by ambulance and the ER took an MRI to make sure there were no stray bullet fragments left in his flesh. Basically, all they did was stitch him up, give him an MRI, give him a prescription for pain-killers, and send him home after about 3 hours there. The ambulance bill was another $1000, and the driver got lost on the freeway and took an extra 20 minutes to reach the ER. It wasn't a serious wound. The hospital bill alone was over $20 grand and my cousin had no insurance, unfortunately.
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