Hospitals file liens against uninsured patients to get a cut of compensation in personal injury lawsuits.
Category: Costly Care
Reporter Bram Sable-Smith investigates the impact of medical debt on people in Wisconsin and looks at how and why hospitals have continued to sue patients, even during a pandemic.
A Wisconsin hospital promised to stop suing most patients during the pandemic. Then it filed 200 lawsuits.
Consumer advocates see an ‘electronic debtor’s prison’ when hospitals and collection agencies take patients to court.
‘Wait until I call my mom’: Reprieve for some Wisconsinites who faced medical debt during pandemic
After WPR and Wisconsin Watch reported on her case, a Milwaukee breast cancer survivor discovers the hospital that sued her has dropped its case.
Wisconsin hospitals sued patients during a public health emergency. Two are now dismissing some suits.
Froedtert Hospital and Bellin Health drop medical debt suits after a WPR/Wisconsin Watch investigation revealed several Wisconsin hospitals sued patients during the pandemic.
‘You’ve been served’: Wisconsin hospitals sue patients over debt — even during 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.