Nancy has been battling serious health issues. Following her last heart attack, the doctors implanted a defibrillator to help regulate her heart and prevent further life-threatening situations. But it wasn’t until nearly two years later that Nancy received a hospital bill—for $50,000—which stated that the procedure had been wrongly coded and the device wasn’t covered by her insurance. Nancy and her doctor tried to resubmit the claim and ask for reconsideration, but four years later, Nancy was sued for the bill.
By the time she contacted LAWM, Nancy’s options were limited, and she knew her only hope was getting a lawyer to represent her. We enlisted the help of one of our longtime pro bono partners who agreed to take Nancy’s case. After eighteen months of research and investigation, the attorney was able to negotiate with the defense counsel to have the case dismissed entirely, with prejudice.
Thanks to this attorney’s commitment, Nancy was finally free from the weight of an unjust medical debt.