Hospital Debt-Collection Lawsuits Spur New Ways to Push Back (1)

March 5, 2021, 11:01 AM; Updated: March 5, 2021, 8:02 PM

Nick Mostris had hoped to buy his parents’ home, situated on the outskirts of Baltimore County, from his brothers after their mother died in 2019.

Yet an almost 30-year-old hospital bill accrued by his father, who died in 2007 after a long battle with brain cancer, put that dream out of reach.

Mostris, a stagehand who still lives in the area, and his brothers discovered a lien on the property stemming from almost $26,000 owed to Fallston General Hospital, now part of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. That debt, originally about $6,000, ballooned because of court fees and interest...

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