Q: went to the ER, and they kept me over night. The next morning I got dressed, and was waiting to be discharged. The
Doctor/nurse came and said I was septic. I told them point blank I wanted to leave, and I would sign my release paperwork. That is when they said sepsis can be fatal. I didnt not think I was.I would have left to get a 2nd opion. So I still declined. That is when they said that is I left my insurance would not pay anything. That I would be responsible for everything. they kept me 3. 5 days. Only for a doctor to come in on the last day to say I was never septic. I was my diabetic medicine. Metformin is know to raise Latic Acid levels. Do I have a case to get charges dropped. My insurance has already paid over 15000, they are sending me bills for a total of about 9400 now.
A: You could initially try to see if the insurance carrier will assist you. Contact your insurance carrier and ask them to work with you to review the file in terms of the timeline of events, your symptoms, and other relevant issues. If they will work with you and review the hospital's bills for reimbursement, that could result in the most economical resolution of the matter. If they will not work with you in reviewing the hospitals position and its bills, your next step would be to consult with a Mississippi attorney who has experience with healthcare claims. Good luck
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