An odd lawsuit has arisen from bunion surgeries in recent months. Apparently, some greedy Californian doctors were trying to make extra bucks off some folks’ unsuspecting feet! Aetna has filed a lawsuit against several hospitals and doctors for overcharging their patients for the lovely bunion surgery… as much as $66,000 for the surgery! Just a note, my bunion surgery, which included cutting into my big toe, reattaching it, straightening out my 2nd toe, shaving the slight bunion on the other side of my foot, and patching it up with a shiny plate and two screws cost about $21,000, $700 or $800 of which I paid out of my pocket including co-pays and medicine. And my doc said it was an “extensive surgery.” We’ll see what happens at the end of this trial…

References: Article 1, Article 2, Article 3


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