Florida mom delivers baby in car — but hospital charges full delivery fee of $7,000
A Florida woman who delivered her baby in a hospital parking lot was surprised when she got a bill for the full delivery fee of $7,000.
Paula D’Amore told WPTV that her husband did not even have time to park the car and she was forced to delivery her baby in Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s parking lot in April.
“We drove up, my husband ran out and I said she’s crowning and her head came out,” D’Amore recalled.
Nurses rushed out to help with the delivery but D’Amore said that she was shocked when the hospital charged her the full $7,000 fee even though she never made it to the delivery room.
“I mean like yes, charge, but not $7,000,” she remarked. “They are basically saying that everything was billed appropriately.”
D’Amore explained that she had planned for the birthing costs and will pay the bill, but she found the fee a “little outrageous.”
“I knew that I was responsible for the $5,000 deductible. I get it, I’m going to pay the bill, that’s not the issue, the issue is that I’m like, I look at this delivery charge and I think that’s a little outrageous,” the mother insisted.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital told WPTV that it had no comment about the charges.
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