It appears the statute of limitations is 6 years. If you are being sued and this debt was purchased by a debt buyer--(for pennies on the dollar) you may be able to get it dismissed. Typically these companies do not have the documentation to support these lawsuits. They hope you will call and make arrangements to pay or do nothing and they then secure a default judgment. You may have received solicitations in the mail from lawyers offering to represent you--not for debt consolidation or bankruptcy but to challenge this lawsuit. Call one of them. If you were not contacted I suggest you contact The National Association of Consumer Advocates which is a nationwide organization of more than 1,500 attorneys who represent and have represented hundreds of thousands of consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive and predatory business practices. They have a lawyer finder feature. Google it. Also I suggest you google John Oliver and hospital debt and look at the youtube episode of the show he did on hospital debt. You can avoid this debt if you take quick action. DO it!
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Invariably much longer than the malpractice statute of limitations as this is governed by contract law.
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