Hospital bill could be $1M for teen who lost leg

Montravious Thomas (Credit: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)

Montravious Thomas (Credit: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)

An attorney for the family of a 13-year-old boy whose right leg was amputated below the knee said the hospital bill could reach $1 million, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported.

Montravious Thomas is at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston as a result of an injury he suffered in an alleged incident with a contract teacher in Columbus, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Thomas’ surgery was in mid-October. The alleged incident happened in mid-September.

“You can figure that if the child is in the hospital for two months at Egleston, that bill is going to probably be in the high ($800,000) or $1 million plus,” attorney Forrest Johnson told the paper.

Legal action against the Muscogee County School District, the contract teacher, Bryant Mosley, and his company, Mentoring and Behavioral Services, is expected.

Renee Tucker, who works for Johnson’s firm, said she sent the school district an ante litem notice “that had a number of $5 million” before the amputation, the paper reported. The notice is required when someone intends to sue a governmental agency.

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