What to do if I went to the ER for a problem with my back 3 years ago but while in the emergency room they gave me medication that I was allergic to?

I ended up in intensive care unit for 2 1/2 days. Medicare paid $39,051.49 for the bill. However, why should Medicare be billed for this since it was the fault for the hospital that I ended up in intensive care?

Asked on September 21, 2012 under Malpractice Law, Idaho


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Medicare could have sued the hospital to recover the money, if Medicare believed it was due to hospital negligence. If Medicare paid, not you, then it's Medicare's issue, not yours. You could inform Medicare of your thoughts; they could then choose to try to pursue matters, if they want.

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