A hospital claim of lien arises after you visit an ER at a hospital following your accident, and one of the following is true:
You never know when a sudden injury can send you to the hospital. When an accident does happen many people do not have insurance. On the other hand even those who do plan with health insurance could be brought to a hospital out of their network. Either way medical bills will start flooding in for thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Medical bills can hit some pretty high amounts. So, one of the last things a person likely wants to see in relation to medical care they have received is surprise medical bills on top of the ones they were expecting.
Being diagnosed with any serious illness can completely change a person's life and future. In the blink of an eye, a person can go from worrying about what to make for dinner to worrying about life expectancy. This can be especially true for people who are diagnosed with cancer.
No one wants to get sick or hurt. To avoid this, we do things like wear our seat belt, exercise, eat our vegetables, wash our hands and stay away from dangerous situations. However, we are not immune to injury or illness and despite our best efforts, a trip to the doctor can become necessary.
If you are like many other people across Florida, you are carrying some amount of debt stemming from medical expenses. Health care can be enormously expensive and millions of Americans are struggling to pay for their medical needs.
In our last blog post, we discussed some common ways debt collection agencies violate a consumer's rights in their pursuit of payments. They may threaten a person, lie about the debt owed or contact a person at times they know to be inconvenient.