I owe a hospital in another state about $3k.
They admitted me and did some tests based in part on an incorrect family medical history. I gave them the info and later when I went over it with my family doctor I discovered that they got it wrong.
I complained and they researched it and (surprise, surprise) claim that they would have done the same thing even if they had gotten it right.
I paid them for the emergency room treatment and said I was willing to discuss other charges that may have been appropriate. Did so in a letter. They keep sending bills… I keep sending copies of the same letter that they have never responded to.
So … I’m fortunate to be able to afford to pay the bill if it could cause me more trouble than it is worth to fight it further, At the same time, I don’t need to worry about what it might do to my credit score.
I’d be very interested to hear what those who know have to say about where this whole thing could be headed legal-wise.