I received hospital bills for 3 seperate services. Another one I didn't find out about till 2 years latter from a collection agency. I think it is irresponsible not to send a invoice and then sell it to a collection agency who then charges interest. I feel it is a deceptive practice that bypasses patient rights. Do I have a case here? If this is a common practice is it worth class action
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: medical bill
Check to make sure that the debt collector is not attempting to collect a bill that you already paid. Debt collectors are not allowed to charge interest unless you signed a contract allowing interest. There may be a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.