After breaking her hip twice, my mother went into a nursing home for physical therapy. Her insurance and Medicare became exhausted and she was left with an outstanding debt there. She is now financially destitute on Medicaid, unable to pay this debt and I am receiving the bills and threats from the corporation that owns the nursing home. I think they should forgive this last small amount ($ 621) due to her financial state, especially since she used all her small savings paying large amounts to them while there. Am I legally responsible for this debt?
I signed a big stack of papers when she was admitted because she was sick and not up to that, though she would have been capible. I had no idea at the time that her insurance would run out or that I would be asked to pay the remaining charges.
The bills sound as if I was the patient, rather than my mother.
Is there a lawyer out there that can help me?
Paying this debt and others she has would be a hardship, as I am not in a good place financially either.