Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections and Health Care Law

Q: Hospital #1 files bankruptcy. Hospital #2 buys them. Old collections hired by hospital #1 contacts me about old bills.

So, hospital #1 files bankruptcy, hospital #2 buys them out...and hospital #1 is no more. Am I obligated to pay collections hired by hospital #1? I assume that with hospital 2 buying them out that hospital 2 also bought the debt associated with the business. Is this debt somehow absorbed by hospital 2 in the form of tax returns? Absolutely no one knows what the services rendered were. I am confused as to how I approach this. Do I blindly pay them? If services were rendered by hospital 1, am I under some sort of contractual clause with hospital 2 in regards to paying the bill?

1 Lawyer Answer

Timothy Denison

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Make them provide you with any documents you signed which indicate your indebtedness. Most go away after that request.

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