Residents of New Jersey can turn to the relief that bankruptcy can provide from crippling debt after falling victim to a variety of circumstances. Last week we discussed how 60 percent of Americans are pushed into bankruptcy by medical expenses. However, there is a whole spectrum of other reasons that can result in a similar struggle.
It is never a pleasant or relaxing experience making a trip to the emergency room. Such a visit is usually laden with uncertainty, fear and a need for answers. When doctors are attempting to understand the root of a problem by taking blood, conducting scans and the like, the patient is generally cooperative in pursuit of an answer. Most people don't think to stop the health professional that is administering tests to say, "Hey, wait a minute! How much is this going to cost me?"