Tourtlotte Law Firm has received several complaints from clients who have been approached and harassed by representatives from these firms. It has been reported that 'Advocates' from Cardon and/or Continuum will camp outside the hospital patient's room, waiting for an opportunity to introduce themselves as a 'Patient Advocate', there to "help" get the patient's hospital bills paid. Other reports have stated that these firms encourage and/or advice hospital patients that they do not need to seek the advice of legal counsel. Indeed, it appears that some patients are being approached by these 'Advocates' while they are most vulnerable, often times under the influence of medications that have been prescribed in relation to severe injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
If you or a loved one are involved in an auto accident and are admitted to the hospital, rest assured that you will be receiving a visit from a representative of Cardon and/or Continuum. When this happens, proceed with caution. If you are asked to sign any documents, take time to read the document and decide whether or not the 'Patient Advocate' is acting in your best interest. If there is any doubt in your mind, feel free to call me, Matt Tourtlotte, at the Tourtlotte Law Firm immediately, (406) 294-3400 or email Matt Tourtlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waiting to talk to an attorney could cost you and your family tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. More importantly, providing information to and/or signing paperwork provided by the ‘Patient Advocates’ of Cardon and/or Continuum could result in your medical bills not being billed to your health insurance carrier and ultimately, to collection actions being taken against you.