Travel Medical Insurance Really Can Make a Difference

A true story from the Seven Corners website:

What do you do?  The phone rings and you find out your daughter, who is half-way around the world, has been seriously injured in a bus accident. That’s exactly what happened to Lawrence G. of St. Joseph, Missouri. Thankfully, his daughter was covered by a travel medical policy from Seven Corners.

globeWhile traveling in Peru, Lawrence’s daughter suffered severe injuries in a bus accident, which left her on a ventilator with one functioning lung and a severely broken arm. Several local physicians recommended she be transported to a nearby hospital for surgery, but one physician disagreed and instead prescribed a return to the U.S. for specialty thoracic surgery. Upon learning about this physician’s concerns, Seven Corners Assist consulted with our medical advisor, Bill Barker, M.D. He reviewed the situation and promptly recommended that she return to the United States, and Seven Corners Assist made the arrangements. We’re happy to report our member received the surgery she needed and is doing great!

The evacuation cost to bring her home was $76,000, a high price tag for the average traveler. It’s also possible that without the assistance team’s intervention the evacuation may not have occurred. This situation is a great example of the difference travel medical insurance can make, all at a negligible cost to travelers.

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