I had to go to court today.
Remember 2 years ago when I broke my hand?
I'm being sued over it.
The emergency room took my insurance and referred me to an orthopedist.
When I checked in I gave them my insurance card, filled out 2 pages worth of forms (with a broken hand!) saw an assistant, and had a cast put on.
They then scheduled a MRI for me in about 2 weeks.
The day before the MRI they called me to tell me they were cancelling my MRI as they made a mistake and don't take my insurance and it would be too expensive for a person to pay out of pocket.
At that point I called my insurance and found an orthopedist who did take my insurance.
A month later I get a bill. They are charging me $485 for their mistake.
In my eyes this is wrong. They never told me I'd be paying out of pocket or gave me the opportunity to seek alternate care.
So today was the hearing. 10:00 AM in the opposite direction from work.
After a wrong turn based on the court's printed directions, removing my belt and any other metal from my person to get in the court house, my case will finally be heard.
After the judge read a statement about procedures the clerk calls attendance for all the cases.
The plaintiff's attorney in my case is absent! I win!!!
After the role call is done the judge says she needs to make an announcement. The plaintiff's attorney called in sick and the case will be rescheduled.
If I was sick would they reschedule for me?
So now I get to miss another day of work.