The One Decision by Paramedics That’s Now Costing a Woman More Than $50,000

November 13, 2014 7:25 AM

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The One Decision by Paramedics That’s Now Costing a Woman More Than $50,000

A Wisconsin woman went into cardiac arrested in September 2013 and was taken to the hospital while unconscious. More than a year later, she’s battling a medical bill that is tens of thousands of dollars more than what she would have paid if paramedics had taken her to another hospital just blocks away.

When Megan Rothbauer was rushed to the emergency room last year, if first responders had taken her to Meriter Hospital instead of St. Mary’s Hospital, which are within three blocks of each other, it would have meant the difference between a $1,500 bill and the more than $50,000 she now faces from th...

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