John was a nineteen-year-old glamor shot boy. His physique, intellect, and sense of humor won him many accolades from friends and lovers. He was known for being a bit of a ladies’ man and had frequent trysts. But all that changed one day as he drove his 1970 Chevy pick-up down a winding road. It wasn’t raining, there were no other cars, and he wasn’t drunk, though he’d been fond of the party scene as well.
As he cruised down the road with his best friend and ex-girlfriend all riding up front with him, they chatted and joked. The radio was playing and they were heading back to his trailer to order a pizza. Suddenly, the back tire exploded and John felt the truck lurch off the road. He pulled the wheel, trying to right the vehicle but over compensated. They crossed the yellow lines and smashed into an orange tree in someone’s front yard. Find out how to help auto accident survivors here.
The gas cap, which was located behind his seat, was severed. The truck was on its side and gas was pouring in on him. Then, an explosion and he was on fire. He was screaming and thrashing. His large feet were somehow pinned beneath the accelerator and brake pedals.
While he burned, his best friend and ex-girl climbed through the shattered windshield to get out. They sustained minor injuries comparatively, but John was still burning. Learn more about burn victims.
A man came running from the house behind the orange tree. He stuck his hand through the windshield and with super human strength pulled John’s 185lb, 6-foot-tall body to seeming safety. When John hit the ground his clothes vaporized. He was not conscious yet, he was writhing and screaming as the man tried to put the flames out.
The ambulance arrived and rushed him to a burn unit at a nearby hospital. It was the best they could do for him. His sister was called and prepared for the worst: his death. When she arrived at the hospital and was allowed in to see him, she was mortified at the charred mass that was her brother.
Years later she would tell people that if she’d been asked to identify his body she would have been unable to. He was swollen and black, most of his face burned away. He looked nothing like the brother she loved.
John was unemployed at the time of the accident, so he had no health insurance. And, since he was unable to work after the accident, he was placed on disability and provided with government insurance.
His disability stemmed from the loss of half of his left arm making him an amputee (read this) since the burns had rendered that part of his arm useless. And, the flames had done significant damage to his eyes making glasses absolutely necessary.
Had John been able to go back to work, it seems very unlikely that anyone would want to insure him as there are a lot of ramifications caused by his excessive amounts of skin grafts. Staples left within his body from all the grafts and surgery regularly erupt in festering masses that cause him a great deal of pain.
The real problem with his disability insurance is that if he chooses to reenter the workforce, he will lose all hope of real insurance provisions for his constant health issues. Unfortunately, this isn’t something that True Health Diagnostics can fix. But, if he ever wants help with his serious blood pressure issues and potential for cardiovascular disease, they would be the ones to call.…Read More