Injured American seeks donations for $41k hospital bill in Mexico

Posted at 11:42 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 19:47:05-04

ENSENADA, Mexico (KGTV) - The family of a man injured in an ATV accident in Mexico is seeking donations to help get him to a hospital in San Diego.

Chad Carrico, who works for a pest control company in Seattle, was on a cruise from Seattle to Mexico when he got off for a day in Ensenada in Baja California on October 10. He and a few friends rented ATV’s but his mother, Theresa Carrico, said he hit something and lost control.

“He flew over the handles and the ATV rolled on top of him and crushed him,” said Carrico.

His liver was severely damaged. He also suffered a punctured lung and had internal bleeding. He underwent surgery at Velmar Hospital and was placed on life support. He also has to undergo daily kidney dialysis.

His mother said, he does not have health insurance in the United States but his employer paid the first $25,000 payment.

On Monday, she said the hospital told them they owe another $41,000.

Making matters more pressing, on Monday night they learned he was going into septic shock and may also have contracted a dangerous fungus on his nose that could spread to his brain. Treatment for the fungus, they said, was not available at the hospital.

The family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to accept donations.