Q: Hi we received a letter from a law office about a old medical bill we were told would be taken care of long time ago.
They say they are taking us to court. We are on social security.... what can we do
A: As a starting point, you could contact the law office to learn something about the bill in terms of the amount due and what services it was for. If they are willing to discuss the matter and your explanation that you were told it would be taken care of and taking into consideration your position, you could try to resolve the matter. Based on the amount of the dispute, this is sometimes a possibility. If they are not willing to discuss or negotiate the bill, you could consult with a Minnesota attorney about your next option(s).
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