Complaint / review / scam report
Du Plessis and Partners Attorneys
Extortion, ITC listing without adequate grounds, threats to continue charge legal fees to remove listing
These are utter scum, thieves trying to extort money from hardworking people. I had paid a medical account on 2019/04/01. At the time I had an operation and was in recovery and made payment a month late, since I did not have the money to pay accounts due to medical aid not covering all costs related to the operation. The account in question was actually for a misdiagnosed ACL rupture by the DPP Attorneys client Drs. Golden and Associates, which resulted in me incurring even more medical costs due to more damage suffered since the doctor from Drs. Golden and Associates did not properly diagnose my ACL was ruptured and needed reconstruction in the first place. I was sent home instead with just painkillers and he said no need for surgery, which resulted in me suffering more damage after a week and in addition a ruptured meniscus which needed surgical reconstruction. I was charged a multitude of charges when I showed up at the Morningside ER-unit, the ER-unit billed me R700+ just for the visit, I had to further settle additional charges with the ER-unit at a later stage which was not communicated to me before any treatment or procedure, the doctor also did not communicate to me that I had to settle with him in addition to all these charges before treatment/procedures were carried out. I settled late because I did not have any funds at the time since I had to settle costs of second visit with a knee surgeon and also the operation which was more costly now due to the increased damage suffered as a result of Drs Golden and Associates incompetence. I emailed Drs Golden and Associates as well as their lawyers Du Plessis and Partners Attorneys (DPP Attorneys) the proof of payment as soon as it was settled on 2019/04/01 and did not receive any further communications from them. Now on 2020/11/20, more than a year later a women by the name of Merle Solomon at DPP attorneys is trying to say I did not email them proof of payment and she showed me a schedule of charges that she has been accruing on my account since 2019/03/01 until 2020/11/20, even though the account was settled on 2019/04/01. She has informed me that she has listed me with ITC and I will have to settle an amount of R1334 with her even though the original account with the Drs Golden and Associates was R602, 46. This is more than double what I owed initially and she is seeking legal means to force me to pay. Is this fair? Please can someone help?
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