Cedar Rapids teen’s injuries were deemed severe by doctors

Nov 7, 2016 at 6:41 pm | Print View

Back in October, Bryce Williams dislocated his collar bone while playing in an intramural football league. The injury was severe — the bone was pressing on his windpipe and carotid artery, blood vessels in the neck that deliver blood flow to the brain. Doctors at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, realizing the seriousness of the injury, sent him to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, where he had surgery and was hospitalized for a day. Williams, 18, is now recovering at his Cedar Rapids home, said his mother, Tracy Ehlert. His arm is in a sling and he’s wearing a brace. However, that relief was short-lived. A few days after he was released from the hospital, the family received a letter from Amerigroup — one of the three private insurers that …
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