Hayward, CA asked in Collections, Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California

Q: I have been wrongfully charged twice for medical visits and it has caused me a world of trouble, what to do?

I have now been wrongfully charged by a medical department through county services claiming I did not have adequate insurance coverage at the time to cover the expenses incurred.

I have tried unsuccessfully, now this second time around, to explain to them that I did in fact have coverage showing them proof, they all agree with me but nothing ever gets done.

I'm harassed constantly with bills coming in the mail and the frustration of being lead in circles to no resolve. The second bill, like the first, is now close to being charged off as bad debt and once it goes to a debt collector it's end game from there because you can't explain anything to them.

And they will harass and threaten me daily to pay something I don't owe. The fist bill completely ruined my perfect credit, I haven't been able to get a credit card all my adult life due to this issue.

I feel helpless, misused and abused. This is not "healthcare" it only gives me more issues than I had before.

1 Lawyer Answer
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You may have claims for violations of the California Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. Contact an attorney to evaluate your potential claims.

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