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You may want to let them know that you will sue them under the IL Consumer Fraud Act. In Gadson v. Newman, 807 F. Supp. 1412 (C.D. Ill. 1992), the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois found that the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 1211/2, para. 261 (1991), applied to medical professionals engaging in fraudulent conduct.
Illinois also allows for the award of attorney fees to the “prevailing party” under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (ICFA), 815 ILCS 505/10a (2008), in order to allow plaintiff consumers with small claims to bring their cases with the assistance of an attorney. Krautsack v. Anderson, 223 Ill. 2d 541, 557, 861 N.E.2d 633 (2006).
So send them this info in a letter requesting that they withdraw the bill and send you confirmation in writing or you will contact a lawyer.