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Would you refuse to pay? MomNextDoor 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8351 posts
Mar 12th '13

During my C-Section, my spinal epidural only took on one side. I relayed this to the anesthesiologist and he pretty much told me I was fine. He gave the go-ahead to my doctor who started the surgery and I felt it. After that, they had to knock me out. Now, I have no problem paying for the general anesthesia, but I feel like I shouldn't have to pay for an epidural that didn't work and instead caused me more trauma. What do you think??

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Mar 12th '13

It was their error, so no, you shouldn't have to pay.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Mar 12th '13

Unfortunately, that's not the way it works. You can't refuse to pay for services you received.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
Mar 12th '13

They still used the epidural equipment, and you were still administered the medication. It is really hard to prove they did anything wrong when it can be considered just an odd reaction. I think you should pay for it.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Mar 12th '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" They still used the epidural equipment, and you were still administered the medication. It is really ... [snip!] ... is really hard to prove they did anything wrong when it can be considered just an odd reaction. I think you should pay for it."


This.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
Mar 12th '13

Unfortunately , you do. You received the services.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Mar 12th '13

The medication was used on you. It's not always their fault if it doesn't work how it's supposed to. Yes. You should pay for it. If not it will go into collections and wreck your credit.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
Mar 12th '13

No, I would pay. That is the risk one takes when you get these meds. Sometimes this happens. The meds were still used the person was still ther and supplies were still used.

The ℰffin' D! 2 kids; New York 26316 posts
Mar 12th '13

Half working, semi-working, or fully working... you got the services. It's unfortunate but it's how it is.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
Mar 12th '13

I'm pretty sure that was probably covered in the paperwork they made you sign...somewhere in there. You'll still have to pay.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Mar 12th '13

That sucks. Sorry OP.

Little_Discourage 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Kansas 31498 posts
Mar 12th '13

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but whenever the anesthesiologist comes in to discuss the epidural, side effects, etc. one of the things they mention is that it may or may not work as intended and that there are certain risks to getting it. And in the paperwork you sign accepting those risks, one of them is that it may or may not work as intended.



Unfortunately, because they did their job to the best of their ability and no two people are alike, you should have to pay. :(

MomNextDoor 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8351 posts
Mar 12th '13

Ugh. Lame. I am mainly pissed because the doctor didn't take me seriously and I had to feel someone cut me the hell open. :(

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Mar 12th '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" Ugh. Lame. I am mainly pissed because the doctor didn't take me seriously and I had to feel someone cut me the hell open. :("


Now that sucks.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Mar 12th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:</b>" Ugh. Lame. I am mainly pissed because the doctor didn't take me seriously and I had to feel someone cut me the hell open. :("</blockquote>




I'm sure he took you seriously, there's just not much anyone can do if your body isn't taking it. And unfortunately being cut or torn is part of child bearing.