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Negligence May Be the Cause of Woman Death From Gunshot Wound

July 17, 2017

A woman reportedly shot in the chest died as a result of her wound. Her husband is charged with manslaughter.

A Washington man admitted to law enforcement that when he was cleaning his pistol in the kitchen of their home, it fired, hitting his wife in the chest, killing her. After a thorough examination of the scene and the weapon in question, the crime lab ruled that the Glock pistol “functioned reliably” during tests. Those findings, when combined with other information garnered during the investigation led detectives to conclude the husband acted with negligence, resulting in the death of his wife.

As a result of the police report, the prosecutor’s office was asked to charge the husband with a Class B felony or 2nd degree manslaughter. The woman’s adult children filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the husband, alleging the death was not an accident.

Cases like this are not easy for anyone involved. There are a number of legal issues involved as well, making it important for the family to hire an experienced wrongful death attorney.

Once a lawyer has been hired and a lawsuit launched, it may take close to a year or longer for a settlement to be reached. In the meantime, the family may be struggling to pay their bills. Some families turn to “GoFundMe”, but often this is not enough. When financial assistance is needed, but there is no place to turn, litigation funding, also referred to as pre-settlement funding is a viable option.

To be eligible for litigation funding all that is required of the plaintiff is a strong case and an attorney of record. There is no employment verification required, no credit check needed and within 24 – 48 hours of receiving an application, funding may be approved.

Litigation funding is provided on a non-recourse basis, which means the plaintiff makes no payments until the case is settled. Repayment is made from case proceeds. If the plaintiff loses their lawsuit, the cash advance does not need to be repaid.

Surgeon Allegedly Misses Signs of Infection After Routine Gallbladder Operation

June 30, 2017

A well-known folk singer died after a routine gallbladder operation. The singer’s family launched a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging the surgeon missed obvious signs of a postoperative infection.

The statement of claim alleged the singer’s doctor failed to order adequate antibiotics and discharged the patient too soon, despite the fact she had a fever. The plaintiff’s attorney suggested the errors resulted in a preventable death and that if the hospital and physician’s had adhered to the accepted standard of care, the singer would have remained in care. The patient died of sepsis at the age of 55.

During the trial, the plaintiff’s lawyer indicated to the jury that postoperative infection is very common with the type of surgery. The morning the performer was discharged, she had a temperature of 102 degrees, a sign, said the attorney, that should have prompted the doctor to determine the cause of the fever. Additionally, infection should have been of concern to doctor due to the singer’s weight and a lap band which was inserted in her abdomen, factors that increase the risk of infection.

The defense indicated the patient’s blood tests showed a normal white blood cell count and that her fever had come down prior to being sent home. Addressing the accusation that the defendant had not given the singer enough medication to fight her infection, the doctor indicated a growing concern among physicians that the overuse of antibiotics often results in bacteria resistant to most medications.

Many times there is a significant time gap between filing a medical malpractice, wrongful death lawsuit and its resolution or jury award. While the plaintiff is waiting for justice, they still need to pay their usual bills. When confronted with a large bill for medical costs, or faced with the knowledge they may never be able to go back to work, the best solution for the victim may be litigation funding.

A “lawsuit loan” or litigation funding is an emergency cash advance to assist in paying utility bills, usual daily living expenses or bills that have arisen as a direct result of an injury. Pre-settlement funding is given in advance against the potential settlement of the lawsuit. What that means is that litigation funding approvals are given without the victim needing to be employed or subjected to a credit check. The most important factor in advancing a “lawsuit loan” is the strength of the case.

If you feel that you have been the victim in a medical malpractice case, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine your legal rights. Once you have decided to hire an attorney, you may apply for pre-settlement funding. Once your case is approved, litigation funding is sent by wire transfer or overnight mail within 24-48 hours. You pay only if you win your case. If you do not win your lawsuit, the cash advance you received is waived.

Mother of Brain Injured Baby Awarded 33.8 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

June 16, 2017

A young woman in labor arrived at a medical center in Miami, Florida. She was not considered to be a high-risk pregnancy. However, medical negligence allegedly resulted in physical and developmental injuries to the baby.

According to court documents, for the first 90-minutes of labor, the doctor made a number of bad decisions which allegedly resulted in serious injuries to the baby. The physician failed to act when the baby had a category 3 heart rate, indicating the baby was starving for blood and oxygen and faced a high risk of brain damage or death; did not perform a C-section; ordered staff to restart a drug that strengthens contractions; and spent a significant amount of time outside the patient’s room. One eight-minute absence was allegedly so the doctor could talk to his stockbroker.

The baby was delivered December 2, 2013, with limp limbs and was blue in the face from a lack of oxygen. Although the baby was revived, he had suffered severe brain damage. The baby needs around-the-clock care and will never live a normal life. He cannot speak or sit up without falling over, has cerebral palsy, scoliosis and takes multiple medications every day.

The doctor indicated the mother was not pushing hard enough and refused a C-section. Yet, according to testimony in court by the nurse in charge of the delivery, the doctor altered the mother’s medical records to cover up what he failed to do. It would not be the first lawsuit against this doctor for injuring a newborn.

To deal with the financial obligations during the pending lawsuit, the baby’s mother may wish to apply for a “lawsuit loan.” This is not like a traditional bank loan. This kind of cash advance, or pre-settlement funding, can be provided without risk or other obstacles. In addition, Litigation Funding Corporation is also pleased to offer a free, no-obligation consultation or funding analysis of your case.

Litigation funding, or a “lawsuit loan,” is awarded to a plaintiff solely based on the strength of the lawsuit, not whether the applicant has a job or a good credit rating. If the case looks to be winnable, the request for lawsuit funding will likely be approved and the money sent within 24–48 hours. Repayment of the funds received only happens if the case successfully settles. At that time, the litigation funding company is repaid from case proceeds. However, if the plaintiff loses in court, repayment is totally waived.

Litigation funding can not solve emotional or physical issues, but can significantly lighten the plaintiff’s financial burdens while they are waiting for the lawsuit to be resolved. If you are represented by a medical negligence lawyer and have plans to file, or have already filed a lawsuit, you may be eligible for medical malpractice pre-settlement funding.

The application process is quick and easy online or by giving Litigation Funding Corporation a call toll-free at 1-866-LITFUND.

Worker Death at Deadly Detroit-Area Steel Plant under Investigation

June 7, 2017

A 32-year-old fell to his death May 22 while working at a Michigan steel mill. He was employed by an industrial construction contracting firm that provides various services. It is not clear if the fall happened as a result of a crane collapse. It was the fourth death at the plant in less than four years. The company has eliminated a quarter of its salaried employees and slashed thousands of jobs in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois and Alabama.

Although very little has been disclosed about the accident, authorities have said the man fell 20 feet and that city police and fire services were not called because the company has its own emergency response personnel. The State of Michigan’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) would only say that an investigation is ongoing and will take several weeks or months to complete.

Workers say the steel company has implemented deep cost-cutting measures that have undermined basic safety. They face grueling work schedules, including seven-day workweeks. The mills are dangerously understaffed; the company has eliminated a quarter of its salaried employees and slashed thousands of jobs in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois and Alabama. Overworked electrical and mechanical maintenance crews are too hurried to take precautionary steps that were once standard.

When a worker is killed in an accident, the worker’s estate has the option of filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the employer and any third party responsible. The estate of the deceased must prove: (1) the employer had a duty to its employees and any foreseeable worker on the premise to provide a safe work environment; (2) the employer breached that duty by (for example) failing to routinely inspect the premises or by failing to install proper safety measures; (3) as a result of the breach, the worker suffered an injury; and (4) as a result of the injury, the worker died.

Unfortunately, a wrongful death claim in this tragic accident could take years to wind through the legal process, leaving family members to bear the financial burden until a settlement is reached. When there is little or no life insurance, savings, or other funding sources, plaintiffs may be eligible for litigation funding.

When securing litigation funding, a plaintiff’s desperation for cash is relieved and his/her experienced attorney has the time necessary to obtain full and fair compensation.

Litigation funding is based solely on the merits of the case; credit rating or job status does not matter. The application process is simple and if approved, the lawsuit cash advance can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Upon approval and a signed contract, the funds can be sent within 24 – 48 hours either by wire or by check. The money can be used immediately pay medical bills, funeral expenses, or any other costs associated with the accident and/or to deal with monthly financial obligations. The best part of a lawsuit cash advance is that it’s 100% risk-free. If the case is lost, our clients are under no obligation to repay the cash advance.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a steel mill or other work-related accident, your employer may be liable for your injuries. Contact an experienced attorney to discuss your potential claim. If you are currently in the litigation process for a wrongful death lawsuit and need immediate financial assistance due to medical expenses, loss of wages, funeral & burial expenses, mortgage/rent, and living expenses, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. We provide cost-free, no-obligation consultations. And, remember — we don’t collect a dime unless your case is settled or won. Call us today at 248-702-6022.

Fiery Tanker Crash Kills South Carolina Family of Four

June 5, 2017

When fault on the part of a truck driver or a trucking company results in injury or death, victims may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a trucking accident attorney.

A family of four died on May 16, 2017 after their vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer that apparently failed to slow in a construction zone.

The driver of a Volvo tanker was traveling south toward a construction zone where crews were painting Interstate 95 near the South Carolina state line. According to state police, the driver did not reduce speed and slammed into a pickup truck, pushing the pick-up forward, causing a chain-reaction crash with two SUVs. The tanker then struck another tractor-trailer, which was pushed into a third semi. Gasoline in the tanker ignited; the Volvo ran onto the shoulder and caught fire.

State Police identified the deceased family as a 32-year-old female, a 25-year-old male, and two daughters, one and four years old. The tanker driver also died. Three people in one of the SUVs and the driver of another were flown to hospitals with serious injuries. They have been reported in stable condition. The drivers of two of the other tractor-trailers were treated and released at the scene.

The fatal crash remains under investigation.

The last thing the injured victims or the family of the deceased need is to face legal and financial issues, but it is important to contact an experienced attorney to understand their rights.

A successful civil claim would enable surviving victims and families who lost loved ones to cover medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering as a result of the crash. Unfortunately, these claims typically take years to settle. Financial strain not only seriously impacts a victim’s life, it also impacts the case. Once a lawsuit is under way, if a plaintiff needs financial assistance, litigation funding may be a valuable option.

Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance against the future proceeds of the case. It is a smart strategic move because it allows a litigant to pay immediate bills while waiting for proper case resolution, rather than being forced into a low settlement offer.

To qualify, a plaintiff needs attorney representation and a strong case with merit – that’s all! There is no need for a credit check, employment verification or collateral. Funding decisions are typically made within 24 – 48 hours of receiving an application and applicable case documentation. The only payment made is when the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the repayment is completely waived.

Why worry about money when a lawsuit cash advance would ease the burden immediately?

If you are the victim of an auto accident, don’t be forced to settle prematurely for a fraction of case value. Let Litigation Funding Corporation remove the financial pressure and gives you and your attorney the time needed to fully pursue your case. Complete our online application or call our office for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Twice Misdiagnosed, Man Dies of Aortic Dissection

May 31, 2017

A Utah man went to a medical clinic in November 2011 complaining of chest pain that radiated to his abdomen. He was initially diagnosed as having constipation.

A 55-year-old driver for the Utah Transit Authority experienced pain in his chest and abdomen that prompted him to go to a local medical clinic. The man was seen by a physician’s assistant (PA). The PA diagnosed him as having constipation. No tests, such as an EKG or chest radiographs, were ordered and he was not sent to the E.R.

The man’s pain continued for more than a week and he went back to the medical clinic and was seen by a different PA. He was once again diagnosed with stomach pain and constipation. No further tests were ordered. Four days later, the patient died of aortic dissection. His wife filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. The jury delivered a verdict of $2.9 million with a finding that the medical clinic was 70 percent at fault and had breached the standard of care and that the patient was 30 percent at fault for not going to the E.R. on his own.

If you suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one died as a result of alleged medical negligence, hiring an experienced lawyer could make a difference in the outcome of your case. If you do not have a lawyer and do not know where to find one, Litigation Funding Corporation can assist you in obtaining one, no matter what state you reside in. Once you have an attorney-of-record, the litigation process begins but may take many months or years to resolve.

For victims of medical negligence, litigation funding, also referred to as a “lawsuit loan,” is the only option they may have to avoid exhausting their financial resources. By applying for pre-settlement funding an approved plaintiff receives non-recourse funds in advance of their lawsuit. Non-recourse funding is contingent on the outcome of the case and repayment is only made if the case is won and compensation awarded.

Jury Awards $14.9 Million for Patient Paralyzed by Negligently Administered Steroid Injection

May 30, 2017

A jury recently awarded a Colorado couple $14.9 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleged that an outpatient surgery center was negligent in administering a steroid to the patient. As a result, the woman suffered paralysis from the waist down. She is unable to walk and will require around-the-clock care for the rest of her life.

According to the complaint, the steroid injection was administered despite a warning label stating in bold, block letters that the steroid was “not for epidural use.” The warning label was added in 2011 at the request of the drug’s manufacturer, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The label also had additional warnings stating that adverse neurological reactions may occur if the drug is administered by an epidural, including spinal cord infarction and paraplegia, which is exactly what happened to the woman.

The jury awarded the victim approximately $1.7 million in past and future medical expenses; $3.2 million in unspecified economic damages; and $6.5 million in past and future non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Her husband was awarded $3.5 million in past and future non-economic damages for loss of consortium, according to the verdict.

This verdict is a prime example of how big profit corporations can be held accountable, despite having a legal team of high-powered attorneys. Yet, it still took nearly four years to reach a verdict, time which most likely was financially challenging for this couple. Litigation funding would have been a perfect solution.

Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance to qualified plaintiffs to help pay the bills and other expenses, while giving his/her attorney time to achieve a fair and full settlement. There are no upfront fees, no credit checks, no employment verifications and no monthly payments. Funding is based solely on the strength of the case, with repayment once the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the repayment is completely waived.
The first step is to complete an online application or call our office. Once we receive your application and supporting case documentation from your attorney, Litigation Funding can determine if the case has merit for a lawsuit cash advance. If approved, the funds can be available within 1-2 days of signing a contract. The money can be used right away for whatever the plaintiff wishes – living expenses, mortgage or car payments, or even to avoid bankruptcy. It is really that simple!

If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured and are in need of litigation funding due to a medical malpractice, misdiagnosis, or negligence, contact Litigation Funding Corporation at .866.LIT.FUND or complete an online application for a free case evaluation.

Car vs. Motorcycle Crash Sends Man to Hospital with Serious Injuries

May 25, 2017

Recovering from an auto accident can take a toll on your emotional and physical well-being, not to mention the financial burden that comes with trying to cover the expenses associated with the crash. While an attorney can help obtain compensation for your loss, this can take more time than your finances can withstand. Once a lawsuit has been filed, if your financial situation is too much to bear, consider litigation funding.

A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a car in Rochester, New Hampshire. Police say the 76-year-old motorcycle driver was traveling south when he was struck by the driver of a 2004 Nissan Sentra, who was pulling out of a parking lot. The Nissan driver was not injured.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
Although life is not easy after a serious auto accident, it is even harder to fight for a quick and fair settlement. Just because you are seriously injured due to the negligence of someone else, doesn’t mean the bills stop coming in. In fact, victims usually face a host of additional expenses – car repairs/replacement and medical expenses. If injuries leave the victim unable to work, the financial picture may be devastating.

Insurance companies who you thought would be “on your side” when tragedy strikes will usually deny, delay, and defend claims in their own best interest. Knowing a financial desperate plaintiff will strongly consider any settlement, the insurance company will seize the opportunity to offer much less than case value.

Don’t let the insurance company finagle their way out of a claim; never face the insurance company without an experienced auto accidents attorney who can help you fight for justice.

Once a lawsuit is filed, plaintiffs with limited income may want to consider auto accident litigation funding. Litigation funding is a financial lifeline to keep your case strong and your bills paid until a final settlement is reached. This type of cash advance is provided risk-free. There are no payments until the case settles, but if lost, repayment is completely waived. Additionally, there are no credit checks, employment verification or upfront fees; we fund strictly on case strength.

Once an application and case documentation is received, Litigation Funding Corporation can make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours. To learn how litigation funding can help get you the emergency cash you need, call Litigation Funding Corporation or complete our online contact form.

High Bilirubin Levels Leading to Jaundice Leave Toddler’s Brain Damaged

May 17, 2017

Parents of a toddler, who sustained brain damage, received $46.5 million in a medical malpractice verdict.

When the baby was born in 2014, her blood tests indicated high bilirubin levels. There were no further tests done and the hospital did not administer phototherapy lights to treat the baby’s jaundice, the required steps for treatment. Jaundice is an indicator of high levels of bilirubin and if it is ignored it penetrates a newborn’s blood brain barrier, causing brain damage.

Due to the untreated jaundice, the baby suffered developmental delays and is unable to walk without help. The now two-year-old requires 24-hour care for the rest of her life. The parents filed a medical negligence lawsuit against the hospital and the physician in charge of the delivery, alleging they did not follow national patient safety guidelines relating to newborn jaundice.

According to expert witness testimony, the child’s bilirubin levels were examined when she was less than two hours old. However, the results were compared to what an acceptable level would be for a two-day-old child. The brain damage resulting from the untreated bilirubin levels is considered a mistake that was preventable, according to the National Quality Forum.

The jury found the doctor to be 85 percent liable for the damages and the hospital to be 15 percent liable.

Medical negligence lawsuits take many months and sometimes years to be resolved. In the meantime, families will often struggle to pay their monthly financial obligations, prior medical bills and ongoing medical expenses. By contacting an experienced medical malpractice attorney, families are able to seek lawsuit funding for financial assistance to allow them to wait for a settlement or court verdict for the full and fair value of the case.

Most plaintiffs find lawsuit funding, also referred to as pre-settlement funding, to be a lifeline while waiting for their lawsuit to be resolved. A “lawsuit loan” offers victims the strategic advantage of having cash-on-hand to wait for a reasonable offer.

An application for pre-settlement funding may be handled over the phone or online. It only takes five minutes to get that done and there are no credit checks, monthly payments or upfront fees. Lawsuit funding is a no-risk quick cash advance and can mean the difference between an equitable settlement and a low-ball mediocre one.

Motorist Alleges Injuries by an Underinsured Driver

Victims of an auto accident have the right to seek compensation from a negligent party, whether through a settlement with the responsible driver’s insurance company or through filing a lawsuit. The best course of action is to contact an experienced attorney immediately to help preserve your legal rights. Once a claim is filed, if the victim is struggling to pay the bills, lawsuit funding may be an option.

In a recent auto accident lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that in February 2016, he suffered bodily injury, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, incurred medical expenses and loss of earnings, as a result of driver negligence. He had underinsured motorist benefits on his insurance policy, but the insurance company failed to pay the claim. In order to seek justice, he hired an attorney and filed a lawsuit.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the driver, the owner of the vehicle, and his insurance company for an undisclosed amount in damages.

Litigation Funding Corporation understands the importance of quickly meeting the financial needs of injured victims. With our litigation funding services, we can help plaintiffs make the mortgage payments, car payments, cover the rent or utilities, and even put food on the table. All that is needed to be eligible for a lawsuit cash advance is a strong case and attorney representation. Once we receive a request for funding and applicable documentation, a decision is usually made within 24 – 48 hours. There are no credit checks, employment verification, or monthly payments. Best of all, the cash advance is on a non-recourse basis meaning that repayment is only made if, and when, the case is successful settled. If the client loses, the cash advance is waived in its entirety.

If you are involved in a lawsuit and your ability to work is affected, the longer your case lasts, the more difficult it becomes to pay the everyday bills. Don’t settle for less just because you are in desperate need of money. Litigation Funding Corporation may be able to help you get back on your feet and avoid a financial disaster such as foreclosure, eviction, bankruptcy, and ruined credit.

Litigation Funding Corporation is one of a few legal funding companies where funding comes from our own resources. We never broker out, which means optimal privacy and confidentiality to you. Call us today to discuss funding options available for your case.

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