Some who were injured in the mass shooting on the Strip haven’t paid a dime for their care, but for others mounting medical bills are a constant reminder of the financial impact that one terrible moment can inflict on a family.
Call volumes are increasing at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center following the shooting in Florida, and experts say many people are still absorbing news of the latest massacre and may not experience symptoms immediately.
The death toll from the Strip shooting has remained unchanged at 58 since Oct. 2, surprising even those who operated on the critically wounded.
After Dr. Timothy Dickhudt, a University Medical Center trauma surgeon, operated on Philip Aurich after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, he discovered that their families had connections in his native Minnesota.
Tina Frost, a 27-year-old San Diego transplant, was shot in the eye while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival with her boyfriend. She suffered brain damage, but her family is camped out at her bedside and hoping for a strong recovery.