My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: South Carolina
Long story short, I want to know if a minor can be held responsible for medical debt.
I had a severe panic attack after receiving bad news in a hotel back in 2009. My mom had left a few hours prior to attend to the bad news we'd received. The hotel staff called 911 after receiving calls of concerns for other people in the hotel about my screaming, sobbing, retching, and then sudden silence (I'd eventually blacked out) and I was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. I don't even remember what treatment I received as I was delirious at the time, but I went in for a panic attack and ended up leaving with a prescription to treat a bladder infection (which is crazy to me).
Now, the medical debt has been sitting on my credit history ever since, accumulating interest and getting me credit declines left and right. I've tried to dispute it with the hospital, with their debt collecting agency, and even with the help of Experian, to no avail. The hospital told me to call the debt collecting agency. The debt collecting agency told me to call the hospital. This is ruining my credit and I can't afford to just "pay the bill". I'd like to think this is highly illegal, but it may not be.
After browsing this forum, I see a lot of California cases similar to mine, but I can't find information on South Carolina having a "family code". I also do not and have never resided in South Carolina, so I am really unfamiliar with the law.