Hospital preventing a family to leave due to debts
I have a project wherein I will interview some families in the hospital with a daughter diagnosed as having appendicitis. I was able to talk with this one family and his story mad me wonder if such thing is possible. This father wanted to discharge her daughter to the hospital since her operation was already done. He was asking for time to pay all the bills but what the hospital did was hold them in charge until all of their expenses was paid.
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Holding patients because of medical bills are illegal and you can fight for your right. A judge recently said that it was illegal to detain a patient because it will be a violation of human rights. Detaining a person inside a hospital will limit his or her movements which means that the hospital kind a took the freedom of the patient.