What a hassle.
Didn't you have the patient enter into a financial arrangement with you for payment of treatment bills regardless of the existence of insurance? That's your safety net. This indeed sounds fishy based on timing, but you have to ask yourself, what sort of resources do you want to expend to "investigate." Talk to your patient and ask them to figure this out for you. My guess is that your bills are fist in line and thus, you are facing the deductible argument.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
If you were injured, and it was not your fault, seek the representation of an experienced personal injury attorney to make sure that you receive maximum compensation. Good luck.
The above is general information only and is not legal advice. The information provided does not form an attorney-client relationship, and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. I am not your attorney until we sign a retainer agreement.
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