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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 05:13 AM

Low-wage workers in Memphis being sued for unpaid bills by Methodist

This year, a Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare housekeeper left her job just three hours into her shift and caught a bus to Shelby County General Sessions Court.

Wearing her black and gray uniform, she had a different kind of appointment with her employer: The hospital was suing her for unpaid medical bills.

In 2017, the nonprofit hospital system based in Memphis sued the woman for the cost of hospital stays to treat chronic abdominal pain she experienced before the hospital hired her.

She now owes Methodist more than $23,000, including around $5,800 in attorney’s fees.

Read more: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/06/27/methodist-le-bonheur-sues-employees-unpaid-medical-bills-propublica-mlk-50-investigation/1588832001/
(Memphis Commercial Appeal)

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