Law Offices of Dennis Baranowski | Dennis Baranowski
In most cases, the bankruptcy discharge will relieve the debtor(s) from liability for hospital bills and other medical debts. However, you should consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to review the specific facts of your situation.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C. | J. Thomas Black
Yes, hospital bills and medical debts are usually general, unsecured debts and they can be discharged or cancelled in a bankruptcy, if you do not have the ability to repay them. If you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they can be completely discharged, and in a "no-asset" Chapter 7 you would not have to pay them anything. In Chapter 13, you would have to pay them a percentage of what you owe them, based upon your ability to pay and the amount of any non-exempt property that you want to keep.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis | Eric Lewis
Yes, medical debt is dischargable through bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Law Offices of Alexzander C. J. Adams, P.C. | Alexzander Adams
Bankruptcy will eliminate debts like these. Be careful - some states have statues that transfer medical debts to the non-filing spouse. Oregon, where I practice, is one of those states. This is a significant consideration when you are married and the spouse does not want to file.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Lakelaw - Loop Bankruptcy | David Leibowitz
All debts which were incurred prior to discharge are eliminated by your bankruptcy discharge, including hospital debts. Only non-dischargeable debts remain, such as most taxes, domestic support obligations and several other categories which don't apply to most people.
Answer Applies to: Illinois