This patient support community is for discussions relating to stroke, rehabilitation, ability to eat/swallow, alertness, bowel/bladder control, depression, motor skills, nutrition, orthotics/braces, pain, prevention, senses, and spasticity.
I had a stroke in March 2013 in the US, and was given an injection of TPA (Alteplase), the 'clot-buster'. Within seconds I recovered the use of my right arm and leg, which had been paralysed.
I had a travel insurance policy (I was visiting from the UK) but I suspect they won't pay out. My total bill was $35,000, but a major item was the TPA injection, which was billed at $13,283, for 2 x 50mg phials (they actually used 70mg).
While I am deeply grateful to the developers of the TPA and the hospital staff who administered it, I do not want to pay more than I have to. Is the bill normal or inflated?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.