Friday, August 24, 2007

Party Pals?

I must have missed the story on this pit bull attack back in April when it happened. I remember reading about some gal in Mckinleyville getting her face chewed on a while back, but I don't remember it having anything to do with a party.

Regardless, I have to wonder what some of these people were thinking. I love this. After the girl gets chewed on by a pit bull...

One of the party guests carried her several blocks from the apartment and left her on the side of the road, she said. Eventually, one of the guests thought better of that and called for emergency medical assistance."

Isn't that sweet? Someone takes the girl and dumps her on the side of the road. Those are the kind of folks I'd want to hang with, right? In fairness, at least someone ended up calling for some help after all was said and done.

Wonder if that gal will still hang around the same people? I suspect so.

As an aside, I see the guy who owned the dog in that case is being held responsible for the gal's medical bills which are already in the tens of thousands of dollars. Doesn't surprise me at all since she was airlifted to Stanford. Those life flight air services don't come cheap.

The wife was airlifted to UCSF Medical Center last June by Cal- Ore Air Ambulance, or whatever they're called. It's a one hour flight, although it ended up being more like four with all the waiting and such. Got a copy of the bill they sent to the insurance company. It was for over $14,000.

Pricey, to say the least. That doesn't count the $900 bill they sent us for our share of the charges.

If it's not an absolute emergency requiring a medical presence in transport, I'd suggest trying to charter a small plane.


At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply dying is the most economical and capitalism-sensitive thing to do.

At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such compassion! Such heartfelt compassion for one's fellow human beings! What zoned-out party animals! Far out, man! Pass the doobie on the left hand side.

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Rose said...

I saw that one, too, Fred the people at the party didn't want to call for help 'cause the guy had warrants.

Bunch of lowlifes - not good people to have for friends.

At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My father-in-law was in an accident in June; on med-flight from accident scene to one hospital then had another med-flight from south of OKC to Tulsa. We just got the bill....$75,000!! They claim it was a "special med-flight with a heart specialist on board". Wonder what MediCare is going to pay for there part??

At 8:37 AM, Blogger Carol said...

With "friends" like that, who needs enemies?

At 7:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medi-Care will pay around 80%, if my experience with a heart attack is any indication.

About the rest of the bill, the medical providers will accept monthly payments. Your father-in-law can make arrangements with them.

In my case, the local medical providers let me pay monthly amounts that kept me financially solvent. They'll probably do the same for your father-in-law.

Another thing. If your father-in-law is financially able to pay the share he will be billed soon after being billed, he might be offered a discount for quick payment in full.

It really can pay to talk with the billing people about payment plans. Stay cool.

Good Luck!


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