This is not exactly grands but I know many of us have, or are, caring for our parents also. My mother died six years ago and she had resided in a nursing home for 7 years prior. My gs grew up with visiting the nursing home part of our weekly commitments. I had problems over the years with their billing and it was always difficult to work out because no one spoke enough English in the accounting dept to discuss anything. After her death, they got a crooked law firm to go after me. I supplied proof of payment, checks, etc and pointed out obvious errors and duplicate billings. I got a lawyer who went to court and got the two orders vacated which meant it was done. Fortunately, I kept my papers. Last Friday night I went to pick up a pizza on my way home from work and found my credit and debit cards didn't work. The next morning I found there was a court order to freeze our bank accounts by this law firm! I contacted the lawyer who handled it for us and have spent the last two days trying to get things straightened out. Late this afternoon, I got an email form our lawyer who said the nursing home lawyer called and said they made a "mistake", that they "forgot" that the charges had been vacated. To tell you the truth, they actually owe me over $1000. I am furious! The lawyers are working it out and they should release our accounts tomorrow. However, in the meantime, I had to go to sil and borrow cash and have been beside myself with worry. I took care of my mother when my gs was little. I used to run from child daycare to adult daycare every morning and evening. I got through it and got my mom the best care I could. I never thought I would be punished like this though. God, I wish I had enough money to sue these jerks! How do they get away with it?
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