What Are My Medical Expenses?
If you have sustained an injury caused by the actions of another individual, business, or entity, it is crucial that you seek medical assistance immediately so that you can begin the recovery process. No two injuries are exactly alike, and the total amount of medical expenses you incur will depend on a variety of factors related to each particular situation. Here, we want to give a list of what type of medical expenses our clients regularly incur when someone else causes them harm.
Hospital bills can be outrageously expensive, particularly for those who go through the emergency room and are then admitted. While these expenses are necessary in order to ensure the well being of the injury victim, they can also easily add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even a few simple tests in the emergency room to rule out a significant injury could mean that a victim incurs more than $10,000 in hospital bills.
Many injuries require that a victim undergo surgery in order to repair damage and make a full recovery. Surgical expenses are often tremendous, and include payments for the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and various other specialists involved in the surgery.
Follow up doctor visits
Most personal injury victims must continue receiving medical care in order to reach maximum medical improvement. These follow up visits are crucial when it comes to securing full compensation from insurance carriers or at-fault parties.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Injury victims are often required to undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. This type of medical care can include inpatient care or in-home care, both of which come with expensive price tags.
Prescription medications are not cheap, particularly for those not subsidized by insurance. Any injury victim may need prescription medications in the aftermath of sustaining an injury, whether it be pain medication, steroidal assistance for inflammation, or another type of medication. These costs can easily reach thousands of dollars.
Injury victims regularly need assistance from medical devices. This can include devices that are used to aid in mobility, including wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches, all of which come with varying price tags. Medical devices could also include a hospital bed for your home to be used while you are recovering. For severe injuries, a patient may need to have an internal medical device installed, including various types of joint replacements, cardiovascular support systems, or other devices.
If an injury victim sustains an amputation, they may be fitted with a prosthetic. Prosthetics are certainly not cheap, and an injury victim deserves to have this cost covered for them.
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If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of somebody else, contact the team at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. today. We have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into your case, so contact our Charlotte personal injury lawyers for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 704-850-6322.