Abuja - When Baer Hanusz-Rajkowski visited the Bayonne Medical Center in New Jersey with a cut on his finger, he thought they would stitch him up and his medical scheme would take care of it.
He thought wrong.
The bill he got was for a whopping $8 252 (N1 343 011 at time of writing)!
When he got the bill back, they charged him $180 for a tetanus shot, $242 for sterile supplies and $8 for some cheap antibacterial ointment they smacked on the finger he hit with a hammer.
Almost without a cent, but with humour still intact, Baer said he would walk to the next medical centre in the next town carrying his severed limb if he ever had another accident.
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Since his rip-off bill started gaining coverage in the media, the hospital has backed off from the sizeable bill, Buzzfeed reports.
NBC 4 New York made the clever observation that the company that owns the hospital is pursuing some predatory business model where they avoid cutting costs.
Read more at Buzzfeed.
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