My question involves insurance law for the state of: California
During the birth of my daughter in June 2006, a resident doctor of the hospital was involved. He never presented his claim to Aetna which was my insurance provider at the time. Aetna settled every other claim and i didnt have to pay anything for the delivery.
Last year doctors office sent me a bill for $2000 and i contacted Aetna which told me that doctor had not filed a claim within the period permitted and now Aetna wont pay. I conveyed this to doctors office.
Now, Doctor has sent the bill to a collection agency which has hired a lawyer and they are threatening to sue me for the amount and additional fees and interest.
Can you please advise what i can do in this situation? I will be very grateful.