If I receive a medical bill and then receive a notice from a legal firm that the medical firm is filing bankruptcy, should I pay the bill to the medical firm or not?

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If I receive a medical bill and then receive a notice from a legal firm that the medical firm is filing bankruptcy, should I pay the bill to the medical firm or not?

Asked on January 15, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Washington

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you don't pay, you could be sent to collections, sued, and have your credit rating damaged. When a person or business files bankruptcy, it affects what that person or business owes others; however, it has no effect on others' obligations to pay that person or business. Bankruptcy affects the filer's creditors, not the filer's debtors.


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