Lawsuit For Medical Bills?

New York Lawsuit Defense Attorneys

When faced with a lawsuit for medical debts, the claim may includes causes of action for Breach of Contract, Accounts Stated, and Unjust Enrichment. Even in situations where a contract doesn't exist, medical debts may still be collected by doctors and other services providers through the doctrine of Quantum Meruit to recover the fair value of the services rendered.

Fighting Lawsuits For Hospital Debts

Our office was retained to defend a client from a lawsuit for medical bills from Nortshore University Hospital. The attorney representing the hospital in this collection action was Mullooly Jeffrey Rooney & Flynn llp. In the lawsuit, they were claiming that a debt of approximately $5500 was due. We asserted a comprehensive Answer which included general denials as well as affirmative defenses. Instead of going to trial, an arrangement was achieved which allowed our client to settle his obligation for $1800. This is a savings of over $3700, and is a reduction of over 65% off the debt amount.

How Do We Help Resolve Medical Judgments?

A client retained our law firm for assistance with a judgment for medical services from North Shore University Hospital. With interest, the judgment balance was approximately $1500. The law firm representing North Shore University Hospital was Smith, Carroad, Levy, & Wan PC. Our negotiations involved discussing our client's hardship and the cause of the underlying hospital bill and subsequent default. We also submitted proof of the client's financial inability to pay the debt back in full. Our client ultimately settled the medical judgment for less then $50.00. This resulted in a reduction of approximately 96.5% of the outstanding balance. Although these results are not typical, it is indicative of what could potentially be achieved under the right set of circusmtances.

Strategies for Lawsuit Defense for Medical Debts

If you received a notice of a lawsuit for hospital debts or medical bills, having an experienced defense lawyer can help ensure that your rights are being asserted and that you have the best chances of reaching a fair resolution. Our litigation attorneys will parse through the complaint to determine the most applicable affirmative defenses and possible counterclaims. We can appear in court on behalf of our client's, alleviating the need for the borrower to take off from work for any court dates that don't necessitate their appearance.

Regardless of whether the medical debt is in pre-litigation, post-litigation, or judgment status, there could be options available for relief. Trust the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC for aggressive defense. We can help you understand your options and work with your towards a resolution.

Struggling with a New York lawsuit or judgment for medical debts or hospital bills? There is no cost to learn how our law firm may be of assistance. Relief might be closer then you think. Contact us today for a free evaluation - 888-301-0584.

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