Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Little Guy Fights Back

And thank God for that. Maybe hospitals and insurance companies will get it. If not, the lawyers will. Woman Charged $1,133 to Clip Toenail

SEATTLE (AP) -- A lawsuit spawned by a $1,133 bill to clip a toenail and run some tests at a hospital has been certified as a class action. The ruling this week in King County Superior Court could raise the stakes by millions of dollars in a consumer protection case brought by Lori Mill against Virginia Mason Medical Center. Mill is challenging a $418 fee included in the bill for "miscellaneous hospital charges" because she had the work done at Virginia Mason's downtown complex rather than at one of the medical center's satellite clinics
That's a hell of a pedicure.

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