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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
Why is he claiming you're responsible for these bills? What state are you in?
Yes, it is. Unfortunately, there is no way to evaluate his claim unless he tells you why he thinks you owe him money. That leaves you with a couple of options.
Legally, you'd only be responsible for his child's medical bills if you allowed some dangerous condition to exist on the property, after being notified of it, and that's what made the child sick. But since you have no idea what the tenant is talking about, it suggests you don't have the type of knowledge required for a court of law to hold you responsible.
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If you actually were responsible for his child's injury, even though the timing is suspicious, it wouldn't be illegal. However, you're not liable for the fact that his child was stung by an insect. That's not within your control.
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