MemberSince99 wrote:You know guys in all fairness, here, if you are out of it from a seizure and they put you in an ambulance and take you to the ER and you aren't capable of stopping them it's really not your fault over that.
I agree, and agree with the rest of what you said about doctors and dentists. SOME of them rack up charges.
But that does NOT happen in an ER if you do not have insurance. I know for a fact that a good share of the people they treat without insurance never pay and the hospital has to eat the cost of what is done. SO they nearly always only do the minimum. Now, I'm not saying that if you go in with a big "I have good insurance" sticker on your forehead that they would never throw in a few extra tests, but they aren't going to do it for the uninsured. That may be sad but that's the way it is.
In the OP's case he knows he get's seizures. He has an obligation to either carry insurance regardless of the cost or to make sure in some other way that this does not happen like a medical bracelet or something. As a matter of law there are certain circumstances when consent is implied an one of those in when a person is nonresponsize due to a seizure. So legally he gave consent.
Now, I'm not trying to beat up on him (or her). The past is gone and hopefully he learned his lesson. That's why I said he needs to be able to explain what he has changed so that the situation does not repeat itself. Has he gotten a backup insurance policy? Has he started wearing a medical bracelet? Similar questions regarding the other situations he got himself into.