At the ER, they stopped my bleeding. X-rays showed the fall broke my nose in 6 places. My left cheek was fractured in four places. My chin was fractured in two places. The fall scraped eight teeth. The ER doctors reset my nose. They closed a laceration above my right eyebrow with seven stitches and a fracture there and a laceration inside my nose with four stitches and a fracture there too. I will have to have soft tissue surgery, in my nose, as soon as my skull heals.
My health insurances covered my facial and other injuries, but not the damage to my teeth. Why I ask, it’s part of my accident? No response from Medicare or United Healthcare to date (Sept. 28, 2018)
I went to my regular dentist and found she wanted to fix two teeth, for $1,000 each, with me paying a copay of $500 per tooth. I cannot afford to pay this. I did previously pay for dental insurance: I had paid over $2,000 between June 2017 and June 2018 for $2,600 of total coverage. Delta Dental sent me a check for $91 back when I cancelled an that was all.
After the accident, I went to the Columbia University Dental School. There they x-rayed my teeth and said they could fix the eight teeth damaged, but it would throw off my bite more. They showed me models and how it would not help to fix only eight teeth. They said that I have damage to my teeth that predates the accident from Parkinson-like movements of Tardive Dyskinesia, caused by Raglan, an anti-nausea medication I take for the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease. For two years, I have no control of my Jaw movements now.
Right now, my medical costs are high, as I get chemo infusions monthly for my GI Track and Crohn’s Disease. I need your help, please! I need $24,000 to get my teeth fixed! I will do the restoration in two steps, upper, then lower over 4 weeks. Please help me in my effort to get better. Thank you.
Amount Requested: $24,000
New York, NY
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