Saturday 13 August 2022 05:01 PM GoFundMe for NZ woman Amanda Couchman facing $211k bill from US hospital trends now

Saturday 13 August 2022 05:01 PM GoFundMe for NZ woman Amanda Couchman facing $211k bill from US hospital trends now
Saturday 13 August 2022 05:01 PM GoFundMe for NZ woman Amanda Couchman facing $211k bill from US hospital trends now

Saturday 13 August 2022 05:01 PM GoFundMe for NZ woman Amanda Couchman facing $211k bill from US hospital trends now

Tourist left fighting for life in the US when dream holiday turned into a nightmare is dealt another devastating blow - and now she needs YOUR help A woman is grappling with a $211k bill after being rushed to a US hospital Amanda Couchman was admitted to the ICU in LA and put on life support She recovered and made it back to New Zealand but has a $147,595 bill to pay

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A tourist who almost died after a severe bout of pneumonia landed her in a US hospital has been sent a bill for more than $200,000.

Amanda Couchman, from New Zealand, was rushed to an emergency ward in Los Angeles on July 1 after suffering from shortness of breath. 

She was immediately put on life support, with doctors soon diagnosing her with pneumococcal pneumonia.

The infection led to hypoxemic respiratory failure, several blood infections and fluid in her lungs.

Ms Couchman was visiting LA for her cousin's wedding , but spent the special day in a hospital bed. 

She survived and returned to New Zealand - where she was met with an invoice for $US147,595 ($A211,000).

Amanda Couchman (pictured) was taken to hospital in Los Angeles on July 1, after suffering shortness of breath. She was placed in the ICU and put on life support with doctors soon diagnosing her with pneumococcal pneumonia

Amanda Couchman (pictured) was taken to hospital in Los Angeles on July 1, after suffering shortness of breath. She was placed in the ICU and put on life support with doctors soon diagnosing her with pneumococcal pneumonia

She was visiting LA for her cousin's wedding and returned to New Zealand with a whopping medical invoice of almost $US150,000 (pictured)

She was visiting LA for her cousin's wedding and returned to New Zealand with a whopping medical invoice of almost $US150,000 (pictured)

WHAT IS PNEUMOCOCCAL PNEUMONIA? 

Pneumococcal pneumonia is caused by bacteria that live in

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