A Georgia woman who recently had a blood clot removed from her brain has filed a lawsuit against the state and its health department.
Rachel E. White, 42, says she got the clot removed at the University of Georgia Medical Center in Athens in 2015.
White says the clot in her brain was diagnosed in 2015 but it was too late to get an MRI.
White was rushed to the hospital and a CT scan showed the clot was much smaller than expected.
She says she waited a year before doctors finally saw her condition was a clot and they removed it.
She is now free of the clot and says she has no insurance coverage.
White’s attorney, William W. Glynn, says his client is being forced to pay for her doctor’s bills and her lawyers are demanding an emergency order to halt the medical bill payments.
Glynn says the lawsuit will be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Georgia.
White says the government owes her $1,000 because she has had to pay more than $1 million for care.
White filed the lawsuit against Georgia, the state health department, and the state attorney general’s office on March 9.