Springfield, MO asked in Collections for Missouri

Q: Can I be sued from a law firm over a medical bill?

I am making payments to a collection agency for the same medical bill I am threatened to be sued for. Months before I received this letter from the law firm.

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: I would think you can indeed be sued by the party to whom you owe money. If you had agreed to a payment plan and have been honoring it 100% then I’d find it odd that your medical provider would pay an attorney either hourly or on a contingency basis to sue you. Have an attorney familiar with the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act review the letter and the facts. Based on your post, there’s not enough information for me to assess the situation.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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