Are You Being Sued Or Harassed Over Medical Debt?
If someone in your family has had a health crisis, the medical bills pile up quickly. The billing office is soon demanding payment. If you are not able to pay in a timely manner, they may initiate legal action or turn you over to a collection agency.
If a bill collector is harassing and threatening you, or if a medical provider or debt buyer is taking you to court, Lake Law, PLLC, can intervene:
- I will fight against judgments or wage garnishment.
- I can challenge the validity of specific medical debts.
- I can approach medical providers to negotiate a settlement of your debts.
- I hold shady debt collectors accountable for violating consumer protection laws.
Call me, attorney Morgan Lake, for help with your medical debt problem.
Medical Debts Are The New Frontier For Bill Collectors
Debt collection agencies are acquiring medical debt from hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices. The medical providers have essentially written off the debt, so they sell it to a third-party debt collector, sometimes for pennies on the dollar (and sometimes unlawfully).
Those collection agencies are known for aggressive and abusive tactics to extract money from debtors. You are protected from illegal harassment and threats under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and state laws of Washington. I know the law and I can strongly assert your rights. I will get overzealous bill collectors off your back and force unscrupulous agencies to cease and desist from unfair collection actions. In some cases, you may even be entitled to monetary damages.
Medical Debt Defense In Or Out Of Court
If the creditor takes legal action over unpaid medical bills, I can also defend you in court. I can challenge overbilling, inappropriate copays and other unwarranted charges. I will fight attempts to garnish your paychecks or file liens against your property or tax returns. I can also petition the court to have previously entered judgments voided, such as default judgments obtained through false pretenses or shady practices.
You Can Fight Back, Starting Today
Lawsuits can feel overwhelming and intimidating when you are already struggling because of poor health and financial problems. I can step in to be your voice and assert your rights.
Call my Seattle office at 206-536-2830 or contact me online to schedule a consultation. Lake Law, PLLC serves King County, Pierce County, Thurston County, Snohomish, Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Spokane and beyond.