Canadian passes away from slip at resort...

dv8

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hospital bill: "family says they were required to pay the hospital $10,000 for care"
total bill: "the bill, which is expected to near $100,000, which includes bringing body back to Canada"

10k for a hospital sounds about right, i guess. a private hospital, private room and all the procedures the hospital managed to fit in to hike up the bill.
 

dv8

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100k is total total including bringing the body home, all the paperwork, transport within DR... so with 10k hospital all those costs would come to 90k, that is a ridiculous price, frankly.
 

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Can I ask which was was "the best medical facility in the country"????

This sounds strange..

HB
 

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100k is total total including bringing the body home, all the paperwork, transport within DR... so with 10k hospital all those costs would come to 90k, that is a ridiculous price, frankly.

Lets break it down a bit......

10,000...Hospital Bill
54,000...Paperwork
35,000...Internal Transport
1,000.....Bringing the body home

WITH THESE KIND OF CHARGES.......
I'M SURPRISED ANYONE HERE ON VACATION MAKES IT OUT ALIVE......
MORE PROFITABLE THAN SELLING DRUGS.....:ermm:



B in Santiago
 

M.A.R.

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hmmm is this about the same thread that was open a few days ago regarding a slip on wet floor at a hotel, the lawyer was asking about similar situation?
 
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It might be, but I thought the other one involved an attorney in the UK, not Canada.


hmmm is this about the same thread that was open a few days ago regarding a slip on wet floor at a hotel, the lawyer was asking about similar situation?

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the cost of Medical air will truly startle you. I had a friend who was flown by Tri State Life Flite in Arizona 99 miles from Oatman Az to a trauma Center in Las Vegas, with Pilot, Paramedic and flight Nurse $25,000.00 USD Calculate the cost of a 2000 mile plus flight with minimum of one doctor, 1-2 Nurses, anesthesiologist, respiratory and who knows what else due to med condition and add in a plane that can carry at least 8-10 above 30,000 to avoid turbulence...check with some of the air ambulance services, scary prices
 
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dv8

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yes, but in this particular case we are talking about the transport of a dead body which does not require nurse and medical aid.
90k dollars for shifting a coffin from one country to the other is a crime.
 
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100K for a hospital bill in the DR? what exactly is the 'best' hospital in the country? i thought that was clinic abreau? souds like the doctors were not paying attention while they did a wallet-ectomy
 
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yes, but in this particular case we are talking about the transport of a dead body which does not require nurse and medical aid.
90k dollars for shifting a coffin from one country to the other is a crime.


MY error, somehow I thought that price was for bringing him home when still viable

The body should only be a "freight" charge
 
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dv8

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100K for a hospital bill in the DR? what exactly is the 'best' hospital in the country? i thought that was clinic abreau? souds like the doctors were not paying attention while they did a wallet-ectomy

10k for a hospital bill, read the article again...
 

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yes, but in this particular case we are talking about the transport of a dead body which does not require nurse and medical aid.
90k dollars for shifting a coffin from one country to the other is a crime.

That's true. Defuncts Dominicans are transported every day from US to the DR for burial and the costs never exceed US$5-7,000. Medical Air is another animal though.
 

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how did it go from from insurance and who's responsible
to the costs of transporting a body?
sometimes topics get switched beyond belief

tomorrow i'll start a thread about pink pina coladas
and by the afternoon it will turn into a dirt bike rally on the north coast?
 
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engineerfg

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well if you like pina coladas. and taking walks in the rain...