Can You Go To Jail For Not Paying Medical Bills?

When you fail to appear, then the judge can issue a warrant that allows you to be arrested. So, in this way, you can be jailed for debt. What’s worse, is that unlike a criminal trial, you have no right to counsel in a civil trial, and these attorneys know that.

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Getting a Handle on Out of Control Debt

It’s rare to see someone coming in to talk to a bankruptcy attorney with just one kind of debt weighing them down. More often, it’s a mix of out of control debts, that while they might be manageable on their own, have turned into a storm of debt that has no evacuation plan.

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Tips to Negotiating Medical Debt

Even for people with insurance, medical bills can rapidly become overwhelming and are the number one cause of bankruptcy. It’s not just the initial expenses of an illness or injury, such as the visit to the ER, or admission to a hospital, but often the expenses that come afterwards for rehabilitation and continuing care that can last a lifetime.

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When Bankruptcy and Medical Malpractice Overlap

When medical malpractice and bankruptcy overlap, it can be the malpractice and the resulting bills for treatment that trigger the financial crisis. If you can’t work, or if the medical bills are piling up, and your daily expenses can’t be met, then bankruptcy can look like the best option.

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