Q: If my medical debt was "sold" to a collection agency, that agency never sent me a letter
My medical debt was "sold" to a collection agency (the hospital owns the collection agency). I have never rec'd a bill from this collection agency but all of the sudden we rec'v a letter from a lawyer. Do they not have to notify you by mail of the debt? What do you do in this case?
They are not required to notify you before having an attorney contact you.
You can contest the debt or negotiate a payment.
Ronald J. Eisenberg agrees with this answer
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