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Would you refuse to pay? Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
12th Mar '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
12th Mar '13

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

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
12th Mar '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
12th Mar '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.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
12th Mar '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
12th Mar '13

Unfortunately , you do. You received the services.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
12th Mar '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
12th Mar '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.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7114 posts
status 12th Mar '13

You still received the epidural so you still have to pay.

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

That sucks. Sorry OP.

Little_Discourage 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Kansas 31498 posts
12th Mar '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. :(

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
12th Mar '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. :(

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
12th Mar '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.