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Medical Debt Becomes a Big Problem Post-COVID

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COVID-19 brought terrible health issues to the world. Amidst so much sickness and death, however, there was also the inevitable financial crash. With unemployment affecting tens of millions of Americans and ongoing restrictions, shutdowns, and lockdowns continuing to change the course of life as most of us knew it, it was hard to find anyone who had not been directly affected.

Medical debt has always been a problem in the US, mainly because without proper health insurance, bills can skyrocket out of control quickly just on the individual level. Because of that, when they become exorbitant, filing for bankruptcy is sometimes the only way out. If you are worried about that, speak with an experienced medical debt attorney from Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC as soon as possible to examine your options.

While bankruptcy may be the best option in the end, there is great opportunity these days for negotiations with creditors and debt collection agencies. Such options are usually available, especially if you are working with an experienced medical debt attorney, however, this is especially true now due to the level of concern many medical offices and other entities are experiencing over being paid at all.

Because there are so many common errors in medical billing, it is imperative that you keep track of all your appointments, expenses, and corresponding bills. That way you have evidence, should there be a lawsuit. And if you are served with a summons and complaint, it is of the utmost importance that you take steps to protect yourself right away. Usually you will have 20 to 30 days to respond to a lawsuit, as well as outlining a defense—and you may be very surprised at how easy all this is to do with the help of a good lawyer from Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC.

Speak with an attorney from Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC as soon as possible to examine your options. Our attorneys have decades of experience in serving clients as they navigate through challenging financial situations, to include student loan issues, bankruptcy, and other debt management processes. We are here to help! Click here to schedule a free 30-minute consultation, call us at (844) 431-3851, or email us at

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