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Untreated Hematoma Resulted in Brain Damage

February 23, 2018

A Georgia woman, who sustained brain damage after a neck operation, won $26 million after a jury found the hospital 100 percent liable. The patient had been admitted for an elective procedure to her neck. The surgery was successful. However, three days later the woman was admitted to the ICU complaining of pain, neck swelling and the inability to swallow.

Six hours passed before the doctor treated the woman for a suspected hematoma, despite ICU protocol requiring a patient be treated within two hours. The delay in treatment left the woman blind, with other physical disabilities and with permanent brain damage, according to the lawsuit.

While waiting for the medical malpractice lawsuit to go to trial, the woman may have considered applying for a “lawsuit loan.” A “lawsuit loan,” or litigation funding, is used to maintain financial stability until the case is heard. A lawsuit loan, also referred to as pre-settlement funding, is emergency cash sent to a qualified plaintiff who is working with a lawyer.

Litigation Funding Corporation can help victims and family members deal with the sudden, unexpected financial problems that arise after a personal injury. Applying for litigation funding is user-friendly, easily done by phone or through an online application. Once approved, the lawsuit cash advance helps the plaintiff pay ongoing living expenses, medical bills, utilities, rent or mortgage while waiting for an attorney to assemble a court case.

Applying for pre-settlement funding is a valuable resource because banks do not typically loan money to personal injury victims. Additionally, any money borrowed from a bank is a loan that must be paid back. With a lawsuit loan there are no upfront fees, no monthly payments and repayment of the cash advance is only made when the case is won. If the client loses the case, repayment of the cash advance is completely waived.

Litigation funding is often the only option a victim may have to prevent them from taking a settlement offer too soon and for too little. When bills and expenses are covered, it is easier to fight for justice to be served.

Medical Malpractice Claim Alleges Nude Photos Taken Before Surgery

February 9, 2018

A former Pennsylvania hospital staff member alleges operating room personnel took pictures of her nude while she lay on the operating table for hernia surgery. The patient filed a medical malpractice and invasion of privacy lawsuit.

According to the operating room staff, the pictures were taken as part of a running joke started by the plaintiff who had put fake intestines on her body before the operation. While the patient admits to partaking in the joke, she contends that she did not give permission for pictures to be taken during her surgery.

The explicit naked photos were shown to the patient and other hospital staff by one of the OR scrub nurses, who was subsequently fired. Court documents indicated that this misconduct had happened to other surgery patients in the past.

The lawsuit names the surgeon, the hospital and its chief executive officer as responsible for invasion of privacy and medical malpractice. The plaintiff also alleges medical negligence for using a cellphone during surgery. The state Health Department indicated the hospital was previously cited for violating policy on cellphone use in a sterile area due to the risk of introducing germs.

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is one way to obtain compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. Legal action is also a way to hold medical professionals or institutions answerable for negligence. Waiting for the litigation process, however, may take years. If an injured plaintiff is struggling financially and unable to pay their bills, a “lawsuit loan” may be an option.

A “lawsuit loan,” also referred to as pre-settlement funding, is approved based solely on the merits of the lawsuit. The only requirement when applying is to ensure the plaintiff has attorney representation and provides required documents to assess the case.

The approved funds may be used in any way the plaintiff chooses. However, the lawsuit loan is usually used to pay pressing expenses, such as mortgage payments, rent, household obligations and medical bills. If the case is settled or proceeds to court and results in a win for the plaintiff, the pre-settlement funding is paid back from the proceeds of the settlement. If the case is lost, repayment of the litigation funding is completely waived.

Cyclist Killed by Drunk Driver

January 29, 2018

A 33-year old man of Wylie, Texas was killed while riding his bicycle early Thanksgiving morning.

The Army veteran died as a result of being struck by a suspected drunk driver. The 26-year-old driver was arrested at the scene of the collision, charged with intoxication manslaughter and taken to the county jail.

The victim’s family wants to draw attention to drunk driving and how it affects victims’ families. They also plan to work toward having more bike lanes in North Texas.

If the victim’s family decides to file a lawsuit, they would still need to deal with funeral, burial and possibly end of life medical expenses if aid was rendered at the scene of the accident. Then, the right financial solution may be filling out an online application for a “lawsuit loan” from a litigation funding company. A lawsuit loan, also called pre-settlement funding or legal funding, can be of significant financial help to a family which must find the funds to pay for unexpected bills as well as monthly financial obligations.

A lawsuit loan enables a cash strapped family to take care of all of their expenses, while they take much needed time to heal and consult with legal counsel. Additionally, pre-settlement funding allows a plaintiff to wait for a just and fair verdict or settlement.

The process to obtain a lawsuit loan is hassle-free and does not require that the applicant to be employed. There are no upfront or ongoing fees and no credit checks. The only requirement of the plaintiff is the name of an attorney-of-record and any documents that the litigation funding company requires to evaluate the application.

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism

January 8, 2018

An Illinois man died of a pulmonary embolism after surgery on his leg.

The 52-year-old man slipped from the cab of his truck in 2011, rupturing a tendon in his left leg. After an operation to repair it, he experienced swelling in the leg, chest pain, shortness of breath and tachycardia. For eight days in July 2011, physicians and a physical therapist did not recognize the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism and no tests were performed to rule that possible cause out. The man’s wife and two children filed a medical malpractice case that resulted in a $3 million verdict.

The jury in the case decided that the man would have still been alive if it was not for the doctors and physical therapist failing to recognize the clearly and easily recognized signs of a dangerous, life-threatening blood clot.

When filing a lawsuit, plaintiffs often believe the precess is straightforward; however, this is not always true. Filing a lawsuit and getting it to either a jury verdict or a settlement can put an enormous strain on a plaintiff’s finances. If a victim were dealing with escalating expenses, one option available to them would be to apply for a “lawsuit loan.” A lawsuit loan, also called pre-settlement or litigation funding, helps qualified plaintiffs pay bills and other expenses.

A lawsuit loan is a non-recourse cash advance to qualified plaintiffs and it permits the applicant’s attorney-of-record the time to build a case and work toward obtaining a full, fair settlement. There are no monthly or upfront fees, and no employment or credit checks. The lawsuit loan amount is based solely on the strength of the case. Repayment is required once the case is settled successfully. Should the case be lost in court, repayment of the pre-settlement funding is fully waived.

Four Children Die After Exposure to Deadly Phosphine Gas

December 29, 2017

In Amarillo, Texas, four children died after being inadvertently exposed to dangerous pesticide. Several others were also sent to hospitals as a result of inhaling the deadly gas produced by the product.

The parents of the four children filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of the pesticide for not properly labeling their product in Spanish. Furthermore, documents filed in court also indicate that the person who provided the pesticide to the family was not authorized to distribute it and not licensed to possess it.

When a Hazmat crew responded to the site of the deaths they discovered the pesticide had been used under the families’ home to get rid of pests despite the fact that the product is not to be used within 100 feet of a building as it contains aluminum phosphide. When mixed with water it forms deadly phosphine gas, a colorless, flammable toxic gas.  Serious exposure may result in shock, convulsions, coma, irregular heartbeat, liver and kidney damage, and death.

Wrongful death cases are not easy to try, and can take a long time to be resolved. In the meantime, the survivors may be left in a financial bind. One solution for surviving family members may be to obtain a lawsuit cash advance to allow them to handle funeral and burial expenses and monthly bills. Lawsuit funding is designed to allow the plaintiffs not only to immediately pay their bills, but have funds for the future as they wait for their case to be resolved.

Applying for lawsuit funding or a “lawsuit loan” is quick and easy. The advice is free and the application process for pre-settlement funding is quick and easy over the phone or via an online application. Should the case be settled out-of-court or won in court, the lawsuit loan is paid back at that time. If the case does not succeed, repayment is waived and there are no strings attached.

Tainted Caramel Apple Causes Death

December 19, 2017

An elderly Rochester, Minnesota woman died in November 2014 after eating a caramel apple that turned out to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, one of the deadliest food-borne pathogens. Listeria kills approximately 260 in the United States every year and causes 1,600 illnesses.

The 83-year-old woman bought the caramel apple at a convenience store. Five days after eating the treat, she died as a result of contracting Listeria monocytogenes sepsis.

A wrongful death lawsuit is seeking $50,000 in damages, and it names as defendants the convenience store and four other entities involved in the distribution chain of the apples. The lawsuit states that as of February 2015, 35 individuals in 12 different states had been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. Seven of those affected died. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) traced the outbreak back to one of the named defendants.

The defendants are charged with breach of implied warranty; negligence; strict product liability for a manufacturing defect; and negligence per se.

The first step in cases such as this one is for the victims to obtain legal counsel from an experienced attorney. Once the lawsuit has been filed, reaching a settlement or going to court may take months or years, depending on the complexity of the case. If the family of a deceased loved one is struggling financially, pre-settlement funding may be the answer. Although litigation funding is not the answer for all plaintiffs it may make the difference by allowing them not to settle too early for too little.

A non-recourse cash advance, also referred to as a “lawsuit loan,” is approved on the merits of the case. The plaintiff, or applicant, does not need to be working and their credit history is irrelevant. Should the case be settled out-of-court or won in court, the lawsuit loan is paid back at that time. If the case does not succeed, repayment is waived and there are no strings attached.

Surgeon Removed Half of Patient’s Pancreas Instead of Malignant Tumor on Adrenal Gland

November 28, 2017

A Texas medical malpractice lawsuit alleges an oncology surgeon removed half of a patient’s pancreas rather than a malignant tumor on the left adrenal gland.

A Dallas, Texas woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against an oncology surgeon for wrong-site surgery. Half of her pancreas was removed instead of a tumor on her left adrenal gland.

The woman was diagnosed in 2016 with neuroendocrine carcinoma and had malignant tumors on her left and right adrenal glands. Surgery was slated to remove the left adrenal gland and tumor. Her operation was done using the da Vinci Robotic System and her family was told the operation had successfully removed the tumor.

The recovering patient later found out the malignant tumor had not been removed but 40 percent of her cancer-free pancreas had been extracted instead. Due to the wrong site surgery, and serious injury to her pancreas, the woman was not able to have the operation to remove the tumor for several months later. A health care worker for 26-years, she is now unable to work.

Many plaintiffs do not realize all that is required in filing and settling a lawsuit; it is a process that often takes years. During this time, plaintiffs must continue to deal with all their usual bills, medical expenses and legal costs. As a result victims are often left with few options. Litigation funding may be the only solution to stay financially afloat.

Also referred to as a “lawsuit loan,” pre-settlement funding is a non-recourse cash advance to a qualified plaintiff that helps get them back on their feet financially. It also permits the plaintiff’s lawyer to pursue fair and equitable compensation. There are no upfront or monthly fees, no credit checks and the plaintiff does not have to be working when they apply. A plaintiff qualifies for a lawsuit loan based on the strength of their case. Repayment of the pre-settlement funding comes only when the case is settled successfully. If the plaintiff loses the case in court, repayment of the loan is completely forgiven.

Senior Died Due to Brain Bleed a Month After Fall from Bed

November 17, 2017

A senior resident at an assisted living facility in Santa Fe fell out of bed, hitting his head on the floor. The Alzheimer’s’ patient was returned to bed without being provided medical care.

After the resident fell out of bed, a medical technician noted he had a small lump on the back of his skull. However, the resident was returned to bed without a medical examination. Fourteen days later a care worker found the man lying on the floor unable to get up and in pain. He had bruising on his hips, back and shoulders. He was given a painkiller. Soon, the patient stopped eating, rarely spoke and his breathing changed to rapid, open-mouthed gasps. A short time later, the man was found unresponsive and he later died.

The man’s autopsy report suggested the cause of death was blunt-force trauma which resulted in a brain bleed that likely lasted for over a month. The elderly man’s daughter filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the home not only failed to prevent her father from falling, but was also repeatedly negligent in monitoring his care and medical condition.

The State Health Department inspectors found 74 violations had occurred over a 13-year period and that the facility had a history of recurring problems.

The lawsuit may take years to reach a resolution and if there is no other financial help available, such as family funding, investments or savings, the plaintiff may wish to consider applying for litigation funding.

Litigation funding, also referred to as pre-settlement funding, helps a financially struggling individuals to pay all of their expenses while waiting for the lawsuit to be resolved in court or settled out of court as a result of negotiations. Pre-settlement funding or a “lawsuit loan” can be beneficial for cash strapped victims waiting for justice while trying to pay bills and medical expenses. Litigation funding also gives an attorney time to build a case.

Receiving a lawsuit loan is not based on a plaintiff’s financial situation. It is based solely on the merits of the case. It is simple to apply and once funds are approved, they can be sent within 24 – 48 hours.

Talk to an experienced lawyer to discuss your potential wrongful death claim. Litigation Funding Corporation does not require repayment of the lawsuit loan unless your case is settled or won.

Two Dead in Arizona Motorcycle Crash

October 31, 2017

Scottsdale, Arizona has approved payment in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city that resulted in two people losing their lives in a motorcycle accident.

This wrongful death lawsuit was filed after two people were involved in a deadly motorcycle crash while participating in the Arizona Special Olympics Torch Ride on March 28, 2015. According to reports, a motorcyclist ran a red light before crashing into the side of another motorcycle turning left. Both motorcycle riders were thrown onto the street and neither was wearing a helmet.

The lawsuit alleged that the event promoters and the city were liable for not providing traffic control officers at the intersections along the parade route. The out-of-court requires the City of Scottsdale to pay one-third of the settlement with the remainder paid by the Harley-Davidson dealership and the Special Olympics insurance policies.

Wrongful death lawsuits are typically filed as the result of negligence by another party. These kinds of claims can take a number of years to make their way through the legal process, which leaves the survivors trying to shoulder the financial burdens until a settlement or court verdict is reached. In order to pay those crucial expenses, the perfect answer may be a “lawsuit loan.”

“Lawsuit loans” are available at Litigation Funding Corporation where each case is assessed based on its likely success. The main objective is to remove financial pressure to settle cheaply and too early.
The application process is simple. Once approved, the loan is advanced as quickly as possible by check or wire, typically within 24 – 48 hours. The best part of a lawsuit cash advance is that it is 100 percent risk-free. If the case is lost, our clients are under no obligation to repay the cash advance.

If you are in a pending personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit and need financial assistance, call Litigation Funding Corporation at 1-866-548-3863 to discuss your funding needs. We look forward to helping you obtain justice.

Cyclist Dies After Crashing Into Steel Crowd Control Barriers

October 17, 2017

The family of a cyclist who died after crashing into steel crowd barriers during the Tour of Kansas City Criterium race, filed a wrongful death claim in Jackson County Circuit Court.

The 29-year-old cyclist from the St. Louis area slammed into steel crowd-control barriers that were allegedly not secured properly. The force of the impact knocked the first barrier back and the bike rider was ejected head-first, hitting the exposed edge of the next barrier. He sustained a fatal traumatic head injury.

The lawsuit alleges the organizers of the race exhibited a reckless and disregard for the safety of the racers and that the barriers separating the racers from spectators were not properly secured, exposing “the blunt, unprotected end of one of the metal safety barriers.”

Additionally, it is further alleged that the organizers of the race did not provide on-site emergency medical services.

The defendants named in the lawsuit include the race director, the national organization that sanctioned the race and the company that provided the steel barriers for the race. The cyclist’s family launched the wrongful death lawsuit in order to help protect other cyclists in future races. The lawsuit does not seek a specific amount in monetary damages.

In cases like this one, the first step for victims is to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney. Once a lawsuit is filed, reaching a settlement could take months or years. If the injured victim is struggling financially, a “lawsuit loan” may be the perfect answer. While a “lawsuit loan” is not for everyone it can be the difference between settling too soon for too little and waiting for just compensation.

A “lawsuit loan” or pre-settlement funding also referred to as a non-recourse cash advance, is approved based on the merits of the case. Factors like credit standing and employment status are not relevant.
Funds approved for a qualified plaintiff may be used for whatever the plaintiff chooses, but the lawsuit loan is usually for paying necessary and immediate expenses. If the case is won in court or there is an out-of-court settlement, the loan is paid back. Should the plaintiff lose the case, repayment of the pre-settlement funding is waived.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is a way to obtain compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. It is also a way to hold someone responsible for negligence.

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