$39,000.00 – The Yearly Price of Her Son’s Life
Monday, August 26, 2013 | By Scott | No Comments
After Thomas Giglio was denied dialysis treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville by Gerald Schulman, M.D., F.A.S.N. (also none of the other doctors at the medical center would accept Thomas as a blackballed patient), complaints were filed with the Tennessee Department of Health and numerous inquires by Dialysis Advocates to see if some justice could be obtained.
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 8 located a permanent outpatient facility for Thomas to receive his dialysis treatments. Unfortunately, it’s in another county since no other local facility would accept him, and when crossing county lines, transportation will cost $125.00 per trip, that’s $250.00 round trip per treatment!
Thomas’ Mom wrote Dialysis Advocates, “They could only find a ride for $250 per day x 13 days a month. THat is the price for my son’s life. They can’t afford it, but expect I can”. She continued, “Dr. Schulman knew this was ahead for us when he “fired” Thomas”.
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