Published on June 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM
(St. Paul) Pioneer Press: New Accretive Allegations: Debt Collector Told New Mom To Pay Or Baby Would Stay
Swanson's revised complaint, filed Tuesday, June 19, in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, cites a dozen instances where "emergency room patients (were) hustled with bedside collection visits" that led them to believe they had to pay before receiving care. ... In addition, the amended complaint alleges the company committed consumer fraud by trying to collect from patients before knowing what services they needed or what the costs would be, often overcharging them (Snowbeck, 6/19).
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