The nearly 200 people who were injured in this week’s (Boston) bombings have all survived. But the health services that saved those lives don’t come without a cost. The medical costs resulting from the Boston Marathon bombings are projected to potentially exceed $9 million.
Prosthetics can cost up to $45,000 for adults and over $100,000 for children, who need to get them replaced several times as they continue to grow. Rehabilitation treatments for those who have lost limbs can run up $200 per hour. And even for those who were less seriously injured, the emergency room care they received in the immediate aftermath of the explosions could easily top $40,000.
–excerpted from an April 19 ThinkProgress article on effects of the Boston bombing