Hospitals file liens against uninsured patients to get a cut of compensation in personal injury lawsuits.
Consumer advocates see an ‘electronic debtor’s prison’ when hospitals and collection agencies take patients to court.
After WPR and Wisconsin Watch reported on her case, a Milwaukee breast cancer survivor discovers the hospital that sued her has dropped its case.
Froedtert Hospital and Bellin Health drop medical debt suits after a WPR/Wisconsin Watch investigation revealed several Wisconsin hospitals sued patients during the pandemic.
Wisconsin hospitals have filed at least 104 lawsuits in small claims court since Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency on March 12.