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Asked on: 8/22/13, 6:22 pm

I went to a foot doctor. She looked at my feet then diagnosed me with achillis tendonitis. She left the room and came back with a walking boot and two night braces. Before she opened them up, I asked "Are all these covered by my insurance" and she said "Oh yes". One month later I get a bill for the for $533. I called in shock and the nurse said that the doctor didn't recall if I asked if they were covered and she didn't write a note in my file that I asked. Well, they lowered it to $355. However, I NEVER would have walked out of that office with any of those foot items if I knew that they weren't covered. I already had one of them at home and I could have got the other 2 off ebay for $40.00. I asked if I could bring the items back and the nurse said "o no we have a 30 day return policy". THE BILL CAME ON THE 31ST DAY. Plus I didn't even know of any policy. I had nothing in writing from this doctor at all. I don't want to pay the bill. I have never not paid a bill in my life. But this isn't fair. She lied. Will it go to some court hearing or something so I can tell a judge my side of the story? Some kind of debters court? I don't really care much about my credit. I own 2 homes and 2 cars that are paid off. It is just the principle of the matter. Thank you

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