Had reaction to medicine prescribed for injuries

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Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:03 pm

I was seen at the ER after an accident 2 weeks ago and was prescribed a pain medication. I had a bad reaction as it gave me severe chest pains and breathing difficulty and I ended up back in the ER within 48 hours. I have since gotten those bills in the mail. Can I send these bills to the insurance company?


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Jared Pierce
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Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:38 pm


In North Carolina, an at-fault driver is responsible for all injuries he or she causes. Should you be able to prove that the medication that you were prescribed that caused the reaction was given to you because of your accident related injuries, you may have a strong argument to say that the medication related injuries arose out of being injured in the car accident and could be expected after an accident.

I would be careful in how you present this medication related treatment to the insurance company and I would recommend spending time gathering other documents and records to show that the medication was given because of the accident.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
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