Lamar Odom recovery update: KhloÃ© Kardashian may have to shell out huge Odom hospital bill
Lamar Odom is still in Los Angeles hospital, more than two months after being found comatose in a Nevada brothel. His condition has improved but there are issue with his memory and some other problems.
If he is suffering from cognitive issues, he may not be aware of the issues and problems surrounding him. Nonetheless his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian is going to face a major issue in the coming days. A latest report suggests that KhloÃ© may have to pay the hospital bills, worth millions, for former Los Angeles Lakers player Lamar Odom.
There is no denying the fact that doctors must be given credit for improvement in his condition. When he was brought to the hospital doctors said that there were very slim chances of survival. Now the hospital bill that experts believe must be in millions may well have to be paid by Khloe Kardashian who had hurried to get back the divorce papers.
Former Lakers star player is undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Entertainment Tonight (ET) while quoting healthcare expert Shana Alex Charles, Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Science at California State University, Fullerton, said that former NBA star stay in the hospital could cost as high as $50,000 a night. Nonetheless another report put the bill a bit lower at $750,000 this year. This estimate was by the Radar Online experts. The Radar Online also said that that by the end of the year, Odom may have spent about $10 million from his $55 million fortune.
Ryan Stearns, a family law expert from the Stearns Kim & Stearns law firm in Torrance, California, was quoted by the ET as saying, â€œSince [Khloe and Lamar are] still married and these bills relating to his treatment are [considered] debt, they are going to be presumed as a family obligation…However, there are some [legal] exceptions â€¦ which provide that debts incurred while married, but for non-necessaries of life, should be the separate responsibility of the spouse that incurs the debtâ€¦If I were representing Khloe, and [knew that] later she was going to divorce Lamar, I would argue that he’s going through this treatment as a consequence of his ‘whoring’ aroundâ€¦Namely, that he developed these conditions as a result of nothing to do with their marriage, entirely separate. Then it would be up to the court to determine whether the debts are going to be his separate responsibilityâ€¦Since they’re married, they’re going to look at it as what’s called a joint and several obligation of both Khloe and Lamar. They’re both equally responsibleâ€.