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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.
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
She was visiting LA for her cousin's wedding and returned to New Zealand with a whopping medical invoice of almost $US150,000 (pictured)
Pneumococcal pneumonia is caused by bacteria that live in