Never received medical bills, attorney sends demand for over $8000
by Need help!
I saw a chiropractor over two years ago for 4 months. He was a preferred provider and I was to only pay $20 copay for acceptable treatments. When he started giving me treatments I was sure were not going to be paid, I asked not to recieve it, he always said, "don't worry, your insurance will cover it." Staff never gave me an itemized bill, doc always said my insurance company is real good, etc. He also talked me into a costly test that he said would be paid for completely. I told him it wasn't covered. he said not to worry, that basically he had a deal with the actual provider of the test and everything would be paid. When I got my EOB for thousands of dollars for this procedure, I called him and asked, "what's up with this? you said I wouldn't have to pay a dime!" He said, "don't worry, you won't." Two years later, I never received ANY bills and now I get a letter from his collection attorney stating I owe almost $8500!! And if I didn't pay, he would sue me! Not only did this happen to me, but also to a friend that I referred to him and she referred him to another person. We're all in the same boat, but they haven't gotten the letter yet as it's not quite two years since they saw him yet. Is this legal?