Cancer patient tells court medical expenses left her devastated [Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif.]
|By Lori Fowler, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif.|
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She also talked about how she had to deal with the creditors who called her home looking for payment.
"The notices were very rude, abrasive, nasty," she said on the witness stand in
She broke down, she said. She was angry, upset and devastated. She couldn't understand why this was happening -- her husband,
The balance, after hospital discounts for the insurance company, totaled
The Carters, who live in
The combined stress of dealing with cancer, the insurance company, creditors, and the current lawsuit has taken its toll on
"You can't fight cancer without hope and all my hope has been dashed," Carter testified on Monday.
Defense attorneys with
Mid-West denies any wrongdoing and claims the Carters received the coverage to which they were entitled.
The defense has also said the Carters bought the least-expensive option available within the least-expensive plan.
Their witness on Monday testified that if the Carters had bought a different policy, the amount they would have been responsible for could have been as little as
The trial started
Lawyers with Shernoff Bidart Echeverria and Bentley, the
Defense lawyers have a few more witnesses left to call but both sides are hoping to wrap up the trial this week.
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