Oak Park, IL asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Illinois

Q: I want to sue a hospital for medical malpractice (for a failure to diagnose claim).

Do I have to pay my medical bills before the case gets decided? Or can I wait and see how the case turns out?

1 Lawyer Answer
Howard Abrams
Howard Abrams
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: First, you need to consult a lawyer as a medical malpractice case can be one of the most expensive and complicated types of Personal Injury cases. In terms of the medical bills you should contact the providers directly and either submit it through your health insurance if available or work something out with the providers directly. Whether or not you have a lawsuit the providers can demand payment. A lawyer can possibly provide options for you, but you cannot just wait to see how the case turns out as the providers may put you in collections.

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