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Woman Poorly Awarded After Crash With Police Car Says Litigation Funding Corporation of Michigan

December 15, 2010

Even the police get into nasty crashes. This is one case that also shows that having a good personal injury lawyer may change the financial outcome.

This case is just one of those things that tend to happen with modern life. A speeding police car, without lights flashing or siren engaged, collides with a woman just leaving an intersection. “The results of that wreck were Renae Raymond sustained rib fractures, spleen lacerations, traumatic brain injury, lung contusions and assorted other serious injuries,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

Raymond was hospitalized for at least a month and was left with difficulties coping with her traumatic brain injury. This case resulted in a settlement of approximately $136,000 from Denver City Council, which, given the serious nature of her injuries, would likely not even cover her hospital expenses.

“In cases like this, it’s wise to discuss the situation with a skilled personal injury lawyer, as they know how to make the justice system work for you. In addition, this lady may have also been able to apply for lawsuit funding to help her cope with her staggering medical expenses and therapy,” Monroe said.

The idea behind litigation funding is that it acts as an emergency lawsuit financing loan that the plaintiff uses to deal with their debts, including their regular monthly obligations, such as the rent, mortgage, school fees, car payments or credit card debt.

It’s not that difficult to apply for lawsuit settlement funding, and all the plaintiff needs to do is fill out an application form online at the litigation funding website or call them directly. They are asked some questions about the nature of the case and it is then assessed for its winability in court. Once the application for pre-settlement funding is approved, the money is sent to the plaintiff as quickly as possible, because the legal finance company completely understands that the bills need to be paid pronto.

Applying for a lawsuit cash advance is a very clever strategic move on the part of the plaintiff, because it lets them control their case. “By that we mean, with lawsuit funding in the bank, they don’t have to take any offers from an insurance company. In fact, they only need to wait for justice while they rely on their litigation funding to deal with their expenses,” Monroe said.

“Lawsuit funding isn’t for everyone, but it’s well worth checking into, because if you are ever in a bad accident and have catastrophic medical expenses, pre-settlement funding will save the day,” Monroe said.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit http://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/.

Numerous Errors Result in Wrongful Death of Boy Indicates Litigation Funding Corporation of Michigan

December 13, 2010

A mentally ill mom drowned her 5-month-old baby. This happened despite numerous warnings to authorities by the father.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed in this case also stated there was a violation of the 14th Amendment; where government can’t deprive citizens of life, liberty or property without due process. “The facts in this case are quite disturbing,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

“They involve a 5-month-old boy who was drowned by his mentally ill mother; the same mother who lost the same baby to child welfare when he was one month old because they feared for his safety,” he said.

Will Robert Johnson was only one month old when child welfare took him out of the mother’s home because she suffered from severe mental illness and they suspected he was in danger. Four months later, the same child welfare workers who removed him left him with his mother for a visit. He was drowned in a tub, and his dad filed the suit on behalf of his estate.

The plaintiff indicated the mother, Arkisha Johnson, had a long history of mental illness and was known to make violent threats, was emotionally unstable, didn’t take her medications and had attempted suicide several times. The suit stated the social workers knew or should have known about her history and should never have left Will alone with her.

Apparently, one senior social worker didn’t listen to a caseworker’s input and approved unsupervised visits. The end results of that mistake were painfully clear with Will’s death. Johnson pled guilty to second degree reckless homicide and is in jail for 15 years.

There will no doubt be some fallout over this case for many years to come. In the meantime, the father will need to deal with the ramifications of the death of his son. “He might have been interested to know that he could have applied online at a litigation funding site for lawsuit funding. This is an emergency loan that would have helped him get back on his feet financially until the case was heard,” Monroe said.

Once a plaintiff has the lawsuit financing in the bank, he may access it immediately and use it to do anything he wants, but the vast majority of those who get lawsuit settlement funding know they need to pay off their outstanding bills first. Once those expenses are dealt with, they can just wait until their case makes its way through the courts or receives a fair settlement offer. Plaintiffs are under no obligation to accept any offers from an insurance company.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit http://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/.

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Medical Malpractice Resulting in Death of Unborn Baby Ends in Multimillion Dollar Verdict

December 6, 2010

When you go to the hospital to save your baby, you expect you will go home in one piece and still be pregnant. This is not what happened in this case.

Sabine Miller was 30 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she was rushed by ambulance to the hospital in Naperville, where she was admitted to a post-partum unit. Evidently, the staff at the hospital didn’t carefully monitor her rapidly deteriorating condition, nor did they call for a doctor. Miller lost consciousness as a result of septic shock.

During this medical ordeal, the unborn baby died and Miller’s small intestine also died, which meant she required surgery to remove it. Several months later she received a small intestine transplant from a deceased organ donor. Despite the transplant surgery, she still faces significant medical challenges on a daily basis.

The jury was only out for five hours before coming in with a verdict of $10.5 million for Miller’s injuries and $1 million for the death of her baby. The hospital did not agree with the verdict, but ultimately, didn’t challenge it.

This would have been a very difficult time for Sabine Miller, who started the whole process in one piece and came out of it grieving for her dead child and severely damaged with a new small intestine. She would have had a lot of medical expenses to pay and would have likely found the bills overwhelming. How could the family pay them? They hadn’t expected her extreme illness and two surgeries.

The Millers could have applied for pre-settlement funding to get them back on their feet financially and to tide them over until a verdict came in. The whole idea behind lawsuit funding is that the plaintiff applies for an emergency lawsuit loan and when it arrives they pay their debts and hang on to the rest to keep them afloat until their case is settled.

It’s easy to apply for legal funding and it may be done by calling the litigation funding company directly or by filling out an application form online. Once the case has been evaluated and approved, the lawsuit cash advance is sent to the plaintiff via check or wire. The faster it gets there, the quicker the plaintiff can deal with their massive debts.

One other thing to remember about pre-settlement funding is that since it’s in the bank and can be used for just about anything, the plaintiff is not obligated in any way to take an offer from an insurance company. They can just wait for justice to be done.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

Seven Years Later Workplace Accident Results in Multimillion Dollar Verdict

December 1, 2010

Justice is often a long time in coming. This case is no exception.

In this instance, two men were severely burned in an accident at an Eighty Four company. They were finally awarded a multi-million dollar settlement for their injuries at trial in Washington County Court.

Plaintiff Rudolph Paci, from Centerville, was awarded $9.75 million for his damages. This figure included $7.5 million for disfigurement. Plaintiff James Sutch, from Daisyville, received $3.023 million, which also included $2.5 million for disfigurement.

This was a rough case for everyone involved, as the men had almost literally been through hell and managed to survive. They sustained their disfiguring burns when molten metal exploded from an Inductothermal furnace and drenched them while they were working on it. Paci was a melter and Sutch an assistant melter for Ametek Specialty Metal Products.

The jury found Inductothermal 50 percent responsible and the suppliers to Eighty Four company (Allied Mineral and Vesuvius) each 25 percent responsible. Jennifer Paci received $80,000 and Michele Sutch was awarded $50,000.

This is a perfect example of a case in which either of the plaintiffs could have filled out an application for litigation funding and been assured of getting their medical expenses and therapy paid for right away. The lawsuit loan would have given them financial stability until their verdicts were rendered.

Applying for pre-settlement funding is not hard and it would have only taken mere minutes for the plaintiffs to have filled out an online form or make a direct phone call to the litigation funding company. They would only need to provide the company with the details of their case, wait while the case was evaluated and then wait for the lawsuit funding to arrive in their bank.

The waiting period is minimal and in fact, the lawsuit cash advance is often referred to as “fast cash” because it gets to the plaintiff so quickly once it has been approved. The funds often arrive by check or wire and once there, the plaintiff has immediate access to them to pay their debts, deal with ongoing expenses and pay the usual monthly bills most people have, such as the rent, car loans, the mortgage and credit card bills.

Overall, the plaintiff has the ability to control their case once they receive pre-settlement funding, because it allows them to decline any cheap offers from insurance companies. Lawsuit funding is not for everyone, but in many cases, it’s the answer to plaintiff’s prayers when it comes to paying significant medical bills and trying to get on with their lives.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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