What steps must medical company take before suing you for non payment?
Can a medical company sue you before they send your case to collections for non-payment? My last payment on my medical bill was August 2011. About a two weeks ago I received a summons for court. I am due to appear first week in January 2012. I live in the state of Mississippi.
Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:
Wow, that sounds unusually aggressive. We aren't aware of any requirements that they first send the account to collections before they sue you, but we're not attorneys so we can't say for certain that there aren't any state laws that may apply.
We would be interested in knowing a little more about the circumstances around this debt? Is it particularly large? What kind of medical debt is it - a hospital bill? If so, public or private hospital? We aren't sure we can offer much help, but there may be other readers who are dealing with a similar situation.
Assuming you can't pay it, have you considered talking with a
bankruptcy attorney about your options?