ORLANDO – A physician is suing a health care provider alleging it reported a paid in full account as delinquent on his credit score.
Dr. Lee Rogers filed a complaint on April 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Inc., doing business as Florida Hospital Celebration Health, alleging that the health care provider allegedly failed to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
According to the complaint, Rogers received treatment at Florida Hospital in April 2013 and was billed in June 2013 for $3,517.17. After asking for an itemized statement, he contested some of the charges and the parties agreed to settle the bill for $2,300, the suit states. According to the suit, two agencies later contacted him stating that he owed money to the hospital, which he disputed. He alleges his credit reports indicate that the account is outstanding/delinquent and his credit score has been negatively impacted.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, attorney's fees and costs and for such other relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Michael B. Stevens of Derrevere Hawkes Black & Cozad in West Palm Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 6:16-cv-00704