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Medical debts lead many to seek bankruptcy protection

There are many ways that people get over their heads in medical debt: a major illness, a lack of health insurance, a catastrophic injury, a lapse in coverage due to job loss, or a necessary medical procedure that was not covered by insurance. No matter how your medical expenses came to be, filing bankruptcy will help you reduce or eliminate them.

At the Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C., in Merrillville, Indiana, we offer a free consultation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to discuss your options if you have unpaid medical bills or dental expenses. Our attorneys serve clients in Lake and Porter counties of Indiana, including those as far away as South Bend and Lafayette. We also work with clients in the Chicagoland area of Illinois.

Usually healthcare bills can be eliminated

Most medical and dental bills are considered to be unsecured debts. This means that you can likely discharge all of the debt by filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection or restructrue payments on most of it through a Chapter 13 filing.

What can a health care provider do if I don’t pay medical or dental bills?

Clinics, hospitals and other health care providers are becoming increasingly aggressive about collecting debts. In addition to harassing you with phone calls and sending you threatening letters, the provider could sue you to obtain a court judgment against you. With that judgment on file, the provider could garnish your wages, freeze your bank account or even attach a lien on your house. Filing bankruptcy will put an immediate stop to a wage garnishment or a frozen bank account. In most cases, our lawyers can also remove liens. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the more options you will have.

Free, Confidential Attorney Consultation

Call 219-293-8988 to discuss your medical or dental debt with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer at the Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C., We offer flexible payment plans and can begin working on your bankruptcy case for as little as $100 down. Day, evening and Saturday appointments are available as needed. Our lawyers serve clients in Gary, Hammond, South Bend, Lafayette, East Chicago and other communities in Indiana and Illinois. Day, evening and Saturday appointments are available. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code.

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Victoria Bain

About Victoria Bain joined Weiss, Schmidgall & Hires as an associate attorney in 2023. She is a graduate of The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. Victoria received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valparaiso University. During her time in college, she taught classes to incarcerated men at the Westville Correctional Facility,…

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Christopher R. Schmidgall

For more than ten years, Christopher Schmidgall has protected the lives of people who find themselves caught in the tangled machinery of criminal prosecution. With the skill and determination he’s demonstrated throughout his life, Chris offers them the help they need to get their lives back in order. Not long after graduating from Valparaiso...

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Amanda C. Hires

Following a remarkably accomplished academic career, Amanda Hires applied her record of success to servicing good people facing difficult situations. She served as a volunteer at the New Orleans Public Defender’s Office and worked intensively with prosecutors and defense attorneys while under the guidance of Judge Sheila Moss at the Lake County Superior Court...

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Jessica McPheeters

Jessica McPheeters is an associate attorney with her primary focus being in Estate Planning, Probate, Business Formation and Planning, and other general practice matters. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from Ball State University in 2014. Jessica then received her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law...

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