Chalmette, LA asked in Health Care Law for Louisiana

Q: Can a lawsuit be filed against a hospital?

Recently upon checking my credit report, I noticed a medical bill listed. However, I have never been admitted to that hospital nor did I live in that state. Therefore, someone(I have an idea who) used my name, date of birth and social security number. Can a lawsuit be filed against the hospital?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Louisiana attorney could advise best on this, but your question remains open for two weeks, and it's advisable to take timely measures with this. Before moving forward with formal legal action against the hospital, you could contact their billing and collection department and ask them how the bill originated. If they will work with you in rectifying the matter, that could be a more cost-effective solution that jumping directly into a lawsuit without determining why the hospital took the steps it did. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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