The services were provided in 2012 for a dental implant; I handed over $2400.00; they never gave me a receipt; they told me that the money was received, but lost by a worker. I do have a check with the dentist's name on it that I used to transfer the money of to a different account for withdrawel (does this help me?); the dentist admits they are at fault; however, I have nothing in writing; they never even billed me. They told me in January '12 payment was in full and here it is, August, and they are telling me about this money missing. Even though they verbally admit it to me that it was their fault, can they come back at me and say, "Where's the receipt?" Again, in almost a year I never received a bill.
Family Law Attorney
They could, but your defense is everything you've posted - document everything in a journal and get as many banking records as you can. I'd think they'd be more concerned about "losing" $2,400 - meaning an employee stole it.
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Debt Collection Attorney
If you paid, then you don't owe them the money. Are they trying to collect from you? If so, then you would want to contact a consumer protection attorney to protect yourself although I doubt they will sue you for the money as it is a very low amount. They will probably not report to the credit bureaus either. Good luck.
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As my colleagues have stated, you have paid.
This issue may be whether or not you can prove it, if a demand is made upon you.
If the dentist has admitted they are fault, you should document those facts in a journal, such as who said what and when.
Be prepared to respond in writing, if the dentist bills you for these charges, or if any collections should occur, which is unlikely.
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