Good afternoon Janet,
I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry for your loss. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
All states have laws that requires that one spouse is legally responsible for the medical expense of the other spouse---whether they are living or deceased.
And if your husband died with outstanding medical bills, his estate is legally obligated to pay those bills. Because the widow(er) is normally the one to get the estate of their deceased spouse, that makes them responsible for the medical bill.
If your husband has health insurance or Medicare you will want to make sure that the bills were submitted for payment to the insurance or Medicare. But out of pocket expenses and deductible will legally be your responsibility to pay. The only way to avoid having to pay would be for you to file for bankruptcy protection.
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