biopsy bill debt collection
last year i was at my dr's office and she was requesting a biopsy for me, before the procedure was done me and my husband asked that how much the biopsy is going to be, her assistant made a phone call to the lab and gave us an answer for $ 400-500 which we were accepting it ,we had and still do not have medical insurance,after the biopsy was done i received a statement for $ 1,750.00 , right away i sad it is impossible because that was not what we had been told. Finally they put the case whith a collection agency which i disputed but they refused it , i paid 2 times $ 1.00 on the bill, now i received a collection letter from a different agency,actually it is now a law firm. What should i do... by the way again i was diagnosed with canser and i asked the lab again how much it would be and they sad $ 199.00/biopsy,the same area of problem... now i am trapped. What should i do or what is the best way to answer the new collection letter. ?
thank you Bernadett