Can I be sued for a medical bill from a collection agency
I have a medical bill that was placed with a collection agency from 2003.The total I owed was 1695.00. I made arrangements to pay 50.00 a month to the surgery center. I missed a payment here and there so they sent me to collections. I made arrangements with them to pay 50.00 a month. There was several months I couldn't pay the whole amount so I would send 10.00 or what ever I could pay that month. Now they are telling me that they are going to start litagtion. I beg them not to. I told them I am sorry I got sick but I have been sending what I can. They said by sending 10.00 a month that this account would never get paid off. I said someday it would. I asked them what would be accomplished by them sueing me. They would have to wait for their money then as well. I now owe 979.00 I again told them I would try to send 50.00 a month on the 15th well I could only send 25.00 they said they will take legal action against because I didn't stick to the 50.00 a month. I thought that for medical reasons you can pay what you can pay and it would be ok. Can they sue me because I am not paying what they want and only pay what I can?