Asked in Contracts and Collections for Missouri

Q: The hospital bill I've been paying an agreed apon amount needs to double or its going to collections according to them.!

They made me sign an agreement as to how much I'd pay amonth at the time. Can they do this?

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

A: It’s hard to answer your question. I presume you are an adult and therefore responsible to honor your written commitments. I don’t understand how you were “made” to sign an agreement as opposed to having chosen to sign the agreement because you assessed the situation and viewed not signing as a worse alternative.

If you have an enforceable agreement calling for you to pay x, then you owe x rather than 2x. If you signed an agreement promising to pay 2x then you probably owe 2x. I’m guessing, however, because I’ve not seen your agreement.

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