Skip to main content

If collection agency cannot provide proof of services from 12yr.old hospital bill, can they still sue me for the bill?

Topeka, KS |

I cannot recall the hospital visit, nor do I remember ever being billed for the services. The collection agency cannot provide an itemization of services, which I have requested multiple times. I am leery of paying for services that there is no proof of. Judgement was filed 10 years ago, (without my knowledge) so the collection agency claims they still have a right to sue and are threatening to garnish my wages. Can they do that? And isn't there a statute of limitations in Kansas that prevents them from coming at me 10 years later?

Attorney Answers 1


  1. You say they are threatening to sue you but you also mention a judgment against you. If you have no judgment against you don't even think of paying off this debt. The statute of limitations for this in Kansas is 5 years. If there is a judgment, they have up to 15 years to enforce it. Get a copy of the court file and check the sheriff's return. If it is not proper you may be able to vacate the judgment.

Bankruptcy and debt topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics