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Is $1,721.75 the bill you’d expect for treating a cut?
Los Angeles Times

It was your basic, run-of-the-mill accident. Kim Haselhoff’s 9-year-old son got nipped in the finger by one of the family dogs. It didn’t seem too serious, but there was a bit of blood.

Unfortunately, the pediatrician’s office had just closed, and the local urgent-care clinic hadn’t yet opened. So Haselhoff did what most parents would do: She drove her son to a nearby emergency room — in this case, Encino Hospital Medical Center.