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I am sorry that this has happened to you
You ask:"what do I do next? Should I hire an attorney"? and to that I have to ask you - what is it you want to accomplish? Do you want medical care or do you want to try to sue someone?
Well, I am so fed up with that hospital. I will never go there again. So, yes I would like to sue.
Then yes, your next step is to consult with a local attorney - try a local litigation attorney and I can suggest you use the Kansas Bar Association for a legal referral service
This is a terrible situation and if you feel that they have denied you because you have no money or insurance then you should have a basis to sue them
Have you seen cases like this before? And if so, what is the usual outcome?
Especially when you asked about a payment plan and was told no.
NOW, keep in mind that even though a doctor is located in a hospital, they do not have to accept payment plans even though the hospital might
Yes, and I did research their billing options and there are several for people without insurance. So they lied to me.
So I suggest you truly verify that
Ok, I was told that she was an employee of the hospital and could not accept payment plan because it is against hospital policy. Which of coarse is untrue.
It is possible, that you can find a local attorney to take your case on a contingency basis
Ah. Yes, that is an outright lie, it seems
What does that mean? Contingency
And you will need to show that the person who told you that did so with an intent to keep you from a payment plan. That they knew the truth
A contingency means the attorney will sue and the fee will be a percentage of any settlement they can get for you from the hospital
And if they dont win, you have no fee obligation to the attorney
Ok thank you. Do think I have a chance getting an attorney to take on this case at all?
It's hard to tell. But your consultation should be free
I cannot predict because I do not have all the facts and a local attorney will be able to review all your records, etc
and also the hospital policy to see how it was used against you
When you call the referral service, tell them you need an attorney who will do a case on contingency
ok got it.
Ok, thank you for your time.
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