Some Relief After a Family Vacation Turns into a Medical Nightmare

Some Relief After a Family Vacation Turns into a Medical Nightmare

It looks like there is a silver lining for a South Valley couple trapped in a medical nightmare in Mexico. This after a tragic zip lining accident.
It looks like there is a silver lining for a South Valley couple trapped in a medical nightmare in Mexico.

The Hodges were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas when Brian Hodges decided to go zip lining. He slammed into the side of a cliff, breaking his back, neck, and ribs. Then he slipped into a coma.

He was taken to a Mexican hospital but the hospital refused treatment without half the money up front, about $50,000 dollars.

Mrs. Hodges used her credit cards and came up with money.

It turns out the hospital was mistakenly told the couple did not have insurance.

Tonight Eyewitness News talked to their local insurance broker and the couple will be covered.

"Claims have been sent directly to the plan administrator from the hospital. They're in process, and they will be reimbursing her for the money that she spent, as well as the claims that have been coming in," Paul Gottlieb, California insurance broker.
 
Brian Hodges is still in a Mexican hospital in a coma. He'll come back to the United States when he is stable enough to travel.

Gottlieb says the best way to protect yourself abroad is to purchase protection that provides coverage outside the United States.
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