My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: ohio
This week I received a medical bill 2 years and 8 months after my husband passed away. This bill was for 13,000.00. It is addressed to my husband. He signed all the paperwork. I did not sign any. and he has been dead nearly 3 years. He passed away from cancer. And we have not heard anything for all this time. I did pay a lawyer to send them a letter stating that there was no insurance of any kind and that there was no estate to probate.
At another hospital. The cancer center where he was treated there was a bill for 15.000.00, which they promptly at his death transferred into my name and for which I told them I would pay 50.00 a month. These two bills are the only ones that I am worried about. I only make 10.00 an hour and I honestly can not pay for them. I think that I am responsible for the 15.000.00 because I did make a payment arrangement with them.
But am I responsible for the 13,00.00 one since I signed nothing. I am worried because I have bought me a home to live in and am afraid they will put a lein on it for this amount. Could someone please advise me?