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Why do medical doctors sue patients who cannot afford to pay?

Judge Richard McNulty, JD

It sounds like Dr. Chisholm is a very dedicated physician and has given a lot of his professional services to the poor. I commend him for providing free medical care to the poor.

However, I wonder if Dr. Chisholm can explain why, in my 30 years experience as a circuit judge, I have seen so many medical doctors sue patients who cannot afford to pay compared to few attorneys suing clients. In fact in many states it is considered unethically for an attorney to sue a client who cannot afford to pay.

Doctor’s Collection Agencies must be a very profitable business from the number of agencies advertising online. Below is a typical collection agency advertisement for medial doctors: to wit,

Benefits of Hiring Doctors Collection Agencies:

• “They Have The Experience and Expertise. Doctors collection agencies work with one motto in mind: to recover debt from your customers in a quick and efficient manner. Being a business owner, you work around a core business and you should always keep in mind that there is no use in wasting you and your employees’ time accomplishing a task that you all do not specialize in. Hiring a Doctors collection agency on the other hand, can do all of these for you and help you handle complicated issues regarding debt collections.” Respectfully,

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