Reed Law Firm, P.A. is a federally designated debt relief agency. We proudly help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
image description
Giving You Hope For a Debt-Free Future

SOUTH CAROLINA
BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY

South Carolina mother struggles to support family

As many people know, medical fees can be difficult to pay. However, when half of your family members are seriously disabled, medical bills can be an almost impossible challenge. One South Carolina family faces this exact dilemma. With a 35-year-old son who has been suffering from muscular dystrophy for 20 years and a husband who has suffered with Parkinson's disease for a decade, one woman finds herself as the sole provider and caretaker of the family.

The 35-year-old man was first diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy as a 7-year-old. When he was 15, he grew very sick and has since almost died. He is currently bedridden, and the family is looking to buy a specialized computer that would allow him to communicate through his eye movement. To complicate matters, a decade ago, his father was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Though the father used to work in construction and in radio, his condition has worsened, and he cannot lift his bedridden son.

With two disabled individuals in the home, the family has significantly struggled to afford medical treatment. The woman has had to cut down to one job in order to take care of her son. She now provides money for the family by cleaning houses. While her husband and son are receiving disability, it is not enough. The family has resorted to paying medical bills with credit cards. Furthermore, they have refinanced their home three times in 10 years.

In families with disabled persons, the task of caretaking often falls on the breadwinner, who is simultaneously expected to be the sole provider. While this family has an inspiring story, countless other families saddled with medical debt often see their obligations spiral out of control. For some, the protection of a bankruptcy filing offers the relief that they desperately need. If you are overwhelmed with medical bills, you should know that it is possible to overcome financial turmoil through various debt-reducing options. You deserve a fresh start.

Source: The Post and Courier, "Incredible dedication," Brenda Rindge, March 5, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a bankruptcy filing, please contact us.

image description

COLUMBIA OFFICE
220 Stoneridge Drive,
Suite 301
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-807-2565
Fax: 803-726-4887
Email | Map & Directions

FLORENCE OFFICE
1807 West Evans Street,
Suite B
Florence, SC 29501
Phone: 843-679-0077
Fax: 843-679-0667
Email | Map & Directions

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

image description

Reed Law Firm, P.A.
220 Stoneridge Drive,
Suite 301

Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803-726-4888
Fax: 803-726-4887
Columbia Law Office Map

Reed Law Firm, P.A.
1807 West Evans Street,
Suite B

Florence, SC 29501

Phone: 843-679-0077
Fax: 843-679-0667
Florence Law Office Map

Reed office

‚Äč