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Nate Dogg's Caretakers Sue

He Never Paid Us Before He Died

2/9/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nate Dogg
The people who treated Nate Dogg in the final years of his life claim they were never paid for hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care ... and now a judge is finally forcing Nate's estate to throw 'em a bone.

After Nate suffered his 2nd stroke in 2008, he moved in to a CareMeridian treatment facility in Orange County ... a place dedicated to rehabbing and caring for patients who suffer from catastrophic injuries.

In legal papers obtained by TMZ, CareMeridian claimed the singer received more than $290,000 in medical treatment from 2008 until 2010 ... and one of Nate's managers, David Michery, personally guaranteed the facility would get paid.

But according to the lawsuit, the check never came ... even after Nate died in 2011.

Now, the court has entered a default judgment against Nate's camp ... including Michery ... ordering them to shell out $293,512.52.

Nate was a TITAN in the music industry and made millions of dollars during his career ... so it's unclear why no one's paid up.

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bunny    

Maybe Nate Dogg was under the impression he had insurance and didn't have to pay.

904 days ago
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kim    

what a nerve...the mans dead for god sakes...and obviosly they did a poor job, considering he died!!

904 days ago
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904 days ago
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realitychecker    

My family paid privately for my grandmother's care in a nursing home for several years. I find it difficult to believe that she would have been allowed to remain in the facility if the bill was not paid promptly. Three years with no payments being made and no one was being contacted about the outstanding bill? Sounds very odd to me.

904 days ago
5.

Fuck Celebrities    

A "titan" in the music industry?


Never heard of him.

904 days ago
6.

kim    

the mans dead for godsakes!! and obviosly someone did a poor job, considering he died!!

904 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Unclear why he never payed? Don't you get it, None of these guys EVER pays. They are deadbeat to all of their bills from health care to all the babies they create. They are s*** and we pay for what they leave.

904 days ago
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AMANDA    

This Man Could Afford to Pay His Medicals Bills and Chose Not Too, whoever has Received his Estate should Have to Pay them...........Why should The RICH get out of Paying their Medical bills when EVERYDAY Hardworking People are Being Sued for Medical bills stemming from Cancer Treatment ect.....EVERYDAY HARDWORKING AMERICANS Have To Pay their Medical Bills and SO DO THE RICH!!!

904 days ago
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Sherri McFadden    

God! He was probably killed for that retarded bandana on his head!! Geeze, if people could just go out of themselves and look how others see them! The guy was a hood anyway, no terrible loss.

904 days ago
10.

en Todo Momento!!    

they should dig him back up and haul his butt to court!! unbelievable this man!!!

904 days ago
11.

Mihalick    

Maybe he was a little preoccupied with the whole dying thing before he could cut a check...

903 days ago
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MP    

It's a crime that one year's worth of care is almost 150K in this country.

903 days ago
13.

MaddogM13    

Would YOU want to collect from the pals of the guy who sang "Sixteen in the clip and one in the hole/Nate Dogg is about to make some bodies turn cold"?

903 days ago
14.

Dylan    

they did not pay because ni$$ers are cheap bastards

903 days ago
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Marcus Sanders    

My former business partner, David Michery has his faults, but what he did for Nate was a great thing. David agreed to insure Nate's treatment, when it was not David's obligation to do so - otherwise, as an uninsured patient, Nate would have gone without essential treatment, during his final days, following tragic unexpected and debilitating strokes. Nate is exactly the situation for why President Obama pushed for National Health Care and why President Obama should be re-elected in 2012.

When David agreed to guarantee the payment of Nate's medical bills, he probably did not know how much the treatment would cost - But, I know that David will figure out a way to settle these debts (which were not his responsibility). Tragically, large medical bills following catastrophic medical conditions or long-term care are not unique in this country to Nate Dogg. Many families face bankruptcy when one of there family members becomes seriously ill. My wife and I are proud of you, David.

903 days ago
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