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4-hour ER stay at Texas City hospital racks up $20,211 bill
TEXAS CITY, Texas A woman injured in a wreck by a wrong-way driver claims a hospital s $20,211 fee is unreasonable for four hours of examination and diagnostic tests.
Melissa Torres filed a lawsuit against Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, claiming the hospital increased its bill fivefold and made a claim against her insurance settlement.
League City attorney Kelly Forester filed the lawsuit Dec. 30 in Galveston s 56th District Court, claiming the bill exceeds a reasonable rate for services.
Messages left with the hospital seeking comment weren t returned.
Click here for more on this story from The Galveston County Daily News.
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