Our rights regarding medical debt we thought was paid
In February 16, 2005 i was hospitalized after an accident. I had full coverage insurance and thought the hospital bill was completely paid for, because no bill was ever sent. On September 17,2009 i was summoned to a pretrial conference with Procol,Inc collection agency on a $405.00 EMT ride to the hospital. I signed the payment agreement that day with no legal counsel assuming that was the only debt i owed. When i thought we were done the lawyer says to me, "By the way, we have another unpaid bill in the amount of $10,000+ ". I had no knowledge of what my rights were i had never been sued before. So an agreement was set up for payment that day also. I recently found evidence thru the insurance company that a large sum was paid on the $10,000 bill in the weeks following my accident. No hospital bill was ever sent to me for the debt i allegedly owed in February of 2005, until the collectors sent me a summons in September 2009 for these bills i didnt know i had. Is there any legal action before my new hearing date on September 21, 2010 i can take to keep me from paying more on this debt than i actually owe? Can i also ask for the collectors to submit the deposition tape from that day to prove i was being intimidated by the lawyer? As the tape would identify the lawyer making comments about me being a smoker and smelling it on my clothes, and also him stating that i need to get into shape? I feel laws were broken and i was unaware.