WINFIELD – A Winfield woman has filed three lawsuits alleging violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.
Katherine Rucker named Andrews Bolden & Associates, Healthcare Revenue Recovery Group and Healthcare Financial Services as defendants in three lawsuits filed on July 3 in Putnam Circuit Court.
Rucker claims her alleged medical debts were incurred from an accident in which she was struck by a vehicle and her private insurance was to pay for her medical services.
The agencies engaged in collection of the alleged debts beginning in January and the debt was disputed by the plaintiff, according to the suits.
Rucker claims the defendants failed to comply with the licensure, residence and bond requirements of the Collection Agency Act .
The defendants caused harassment, oppression, abuse, aggravation, annoyance and inconvenience to the plaintiff, according to the suits.
Rucker claims the defendants’ actions violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act and were negligent.
The defendants also invaded Rucker’s privacy, according to the suits.
Rucker is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Troy N. Giatras and Matthew Stonestreet of The Giatras Law Firm.
Putnam Circuit Court case number: 17-C-127, 17-C-128, 17-C-129