collection agency, medical bills
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QuestionCountry: United States of America
State: New York
Hello. I hope that you can give me some information with a problem I am having. I am being harassed by a collection agency trying to collect medicals fees for that I am not responsible for. I was involved in a car accident in September, 2000. I filed the appropriate No-Fault paperwork and took a two Mires. While my case was being settled my insurance company went bankrupt and was taken over by the State of New York Insurance Department Liquidation Bureau. Two years ago I received a letter from a collection agency saying I owe $2799.91 for the Mires. I contacted the collection agency and I forwarded all paperwork, including two letters from the State of New York Insurance Department Liquidation Bureau proving that I did file all necessary No-Fault paperwork, and it was in fact the medical office that did not appropriately submit their claims for No-Fault reimbursement. I also gave them the name of Ricardo Jordan, he is the person at the Liquidation Bureau handling the case. I told them of the situation and explained how it could be resolved. I called the collection agency a few weeks later and was told it was all taken care of I believed that everything was taken care of then and haven't heard from the collection agency since. The only reason I was made aware of this is because I am receiving letters from my credit card companies lowering my credit limits by $5,000 do to the negative entries that the collection agency put on my credit reports. I called the collection agency on 12/7/05 and was told that the issue is still going on and now I owe close to $4000. I also contacted the medical office and was told the collection agency never made them aware about submitting the bills to the Liquidation Bureau I don't understand how I can be held responsible for something that wasn't my fault, and I have proof from the State of New York saying so. If there is any information you can give me I would really apprecitate it.