Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bicycle Boy Update

The saga continues. The lady who hit him had the weekend to mull it over and, hmmm, actually, you were in my way and screw you. I'm paraphrasing, but you get the jist. Taylor called the lawyer, who, wonderful friend that he is, called the lady and put the fear of litigation in her, and long story short, an insurance claim for personal injury has begun. So Taylor has a magic claim number that entitles him to health care without any upfront expense. Cost of bike repair will be another issue. She may only have to pay half unless he wants to file a lawsuit. Which is so not worth it.

I gave him a ride today to see the MD and he got checked out. And was given a referral for a spinal x-ray (just to be safe, though the doctor thinks his back pain is soft tissue) and a referral for a testicular ultrasound, because his bike seat apparently smashed him pretty good. The doctor said he should have come in sooner and she fears permanent damage. I have no idea how the doctor can throw out the words "permanent damage" and "sterility" in the span of a 15-minute exam, but she did.

So he has his referrals and his magic claim number and we'll see if he takes the initiative to schedule his x-ray and ultrasound. Because when you are 20 and unemployed, apparently you are really, really busy and having to do things like make phone calls and schedule appointments is quite a drain and burden.

7 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

The lawyer (not the mother) in me really wants him to go to the doctor. The lawyer (not the mother) in me thinks she'll pay all the cost before a lawsuit is filed if she knows what's good for her.

The mother in me wants to kick the lady's ass.

HB said...

Guess I should have started at the beginning before I made my maybe she'll be a nice lady comment. Are you sure she's not from the East Coast? It is worth going in debt (for your kid - not you) to get the medical stuff taken care of.

Kathy said...

I say sue her ass!!

Jules said...

Wow! I hope everything comes out ok!

Cat said...

You know people complain that we have a litigious society, but this is one of the reasons. People don't do the right thing until someone (the court) makes them.

Sue for all medical, the bike and pain and damages.

katydidnot said...

i agree with my wife (lawyer).

Kathy said...

In all the uproar I forgot to say what was most important which is...I hope for all that is good that your boy doesn't have any permanent damage because some day he won't be 20, will be a wonderful young man who may want a child of his own. xo