#HospitalFail - Connecticut

UCONN: When Hospitals and Doctors Sue Their Patients: The Medical Debt Crisis Through a New Lens

Victor G. Villagra, June 18, 2019

"Growing evidence suggests that medical debt is one of the most salient drivers of health disparities, decreased access to needed care and a leading contributor to growing economic inequality."

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News-Times: Danbury Hospital tops in state for suing patients

Rob Ryser, November 16, 2020

"Danbury Hospital sues more patients in small claims court to collect unpaid medical bills than any hospital in Connecticut, new data shows."

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Hartford Business: Researcher IDs CT’s most litigious hospital; thousands of patients sued annually

Matt Pilon, November 12, 2020

"Danbury Hospital was responsible for nearly half of the 13,824 total medical debt cases filed in 2016 in the state. That was up from 2015, when Danbury filed 39 percent of the total 11,747 cases, according to Dr. Victor Villagra, who compiled the analysis from a trove of state Superior Court data he obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request."

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