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My son is 3.5 years old. I was planning a natural, unmediated, vaginal birth center birth and ended up in transport to the hospital and had to have an unplanned c-section. This was 3.5 years ago.<br><br>
I was going through some files and came across and itemized bill we requested from the hospital and it shows a hep B charge for the IM injection. OMG... I had no idea!!! I am fairly sure, in my fuzzy brain from the anesthesia and pain meds and not sleeping for more than 24 hours, I signed a form for them not to vaccinate. I can't remember for sure though. He did get a vitamin K shot, which I submitted too. I wonder if they could have just charged me for it even though he didn't get it. It makes me sad that he may not truly be vaccine free. Am I able to get his records from the hospital and would the records indicate if they actually gave him the most unnecessary vaccine of all? What can I do about this 3.5 years later.<br><br>
BTW, my son had colic by day 2 of his life. I guess I will never know if it was the c section and all the anesthesia and pain meds or the possible vaccine.<br><br>
Also, I know they charge certain things for each newborn, because they have a standard of care for every baby. I hope it is just a billing mistake? Is it too late to find out?<br><br>
Also, FWIW, I was charged for the eye ointment, but he obviously didn't get that.
 

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It IS possible that they charged you for it without doing it. When I went through my bill after delivering my twins, I saw that I had been charged for an epidural that I didn't have. I hope that is the case for you too!
 

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happens all the time--billing without providing the service<br><br>
someone did a study once and found that hospitals make a lot of errors in billing, but the errors tend to be in their favor.<br><br>
Isn't that odd?
 

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That's what I am thinking it is. I don't know whether I should hassle to get his medical records or not. Would it be worth knowing for sure? It is probably a billing error!
 

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Seeing as how you can't take the vaccine back if he did get it, the only reason to get the medical records would be to challenge the bill.<br><br>
Hopefully he didn't get it, and if he did hopefully he'll be fine. For the long run.
 

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I know a couple that got hospital bill, and were charged for a circusion on their DAUGHTER! Umm yeah they screwed up. I'd request medical records and challenge the bills.
 

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I would think it is important because if you signed a no vaccine form and they did it anyway, that sounds against the law to me. Not to be litigious, but to make sure they didn't let that happen to anyone else. I do not know how you could find out though, sorry. I know you can request your medical records from a dr, can you request them from a hospital? having titers checked I have heard is a way to know too, but that wouldn't prove they had done something against your will. I had it in my birth plan that I filed in advance (for dd2, for dd1 I was clueless and followed blindly)
 
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