Q: Am I responsible for payment of an exorbitant fee to Assisted Living facility that was the result of the facility error?
My elderly, low income mom (on medicaid) resides in an assisted living facility . I pay her rent there every month. They added on a $4,000 charge and recently and claimed it was because they did not bill her the correct amount monthly, going 2 years back. She doesn't have this money, can they demand it. I always paid the amount billed. This seems very unfair and underhanded. They are threatening late fees if she doesn't pay up this 4 grand and we don't have it. I have asked them to explain how this happened in writing but 4 months have gone by and I got no response. Are we liable for their mistake? They have outrageously poor business practices.
A: In order to answer this question an attorney would need to review any contracts signed by your mother and by you. Some violations of the law allow you to demand that your attorneys fees be paid by the defendant t in certain circumstances and if an attorney thinks you have such a case and it is strong they might take the case on a contingency. You should contact a consumer attorney .
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