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Texas Nursing Home Resident Allegedly Beaten by Nursing Assistant

October 31, 2018

The family of a nursing home resident planned to celebrate their father’s 84th birthday, but when they arrived at the facility they found him beaten and bruised. Although staff said the cause was an incident with the man’s roommate, police believe the resident may have been beaten by a nursing assistant.

According to an investigation earlier this year by Texas Health and Human Services, 12 violations were cited at the nursing home — seven were “life safety violations,” and five were health violations where inspectors stated, “the facility did not protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and being separated from others.” Several violations have allegedly yet to be remedied. The facility was also cited because it “failed to have written rules against mistreating, neglecting, and abusing residents, and mishandling residents’ property.”

The family may wish to seek compensation for their father’s injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit. However, they may find that they are unable to cope financially while waiting out the litigation process against high-powered defendants. In that case, litigation funding may be a good option.

Litigation funding is a lawsuit cash advance for life needs when plaintiffs may not be able to find money elsewhere, such as family or friends or a traditional bank loan. It can mean the difference between paying the rent or facing eviction. A lawsuit cash advance can also level the playing field until justice is served.

A seriously injured plaintiff who has hired an attorney, and has a strong case with merit is eligible for litigation funding. Applying for a cash advance against a future settlement is fast and easy. There is no cost to apply and no up-front or out-of-pocket expenses. Litigation Funding Corporation will work with your attorney to review your case and reach a funding decision in less than 48 hours.

Pre-settlement funding, or a lawsuit loan, is a non-recourse cash advance tied to the personal injury claim. Repayment is only due once the case successfully settles. The attorney handles the repayment through the case proceeds. If there is no recovery, repayment of the lawsuit loan is completely waived, making it a virtually risk-free cash advance for the plaintiff.

If you have a personal injury case and questions regarding pre-settlement funding, call Litigation Funding Corporation, toll-free at 1-866-548-3863.

Elderly Wisconsin Assisted Living Resident Dies of Hypothermia Outside of Facility

June 29, 2018

The grieving family of an 84-year-old Wisconsin woman who died outside of her assisted living center has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

The elderly woman, who had a history of wandering, left the residence in the early morning hours without her walker, clothed only in pajamas and socks. Responding investigative personnel said she likely died as a result of hypothermia. The woman had walked across a parking lot covered in snow, tripped on the curb and fell, eventually succumbing to the sub-freezing temperatures that night.

According to the family, the staff at the center regularly braced the front door open in order to disarm the second alarm door. It was suspected that the senior went through that door and no one noticed. On the night that she left the building, evening staff noted in her file that the woman had been trying to escape all night. The resident was in her room at 4:00 a.m. but was noted missing by 8:00 a.m.

When a family member in care dies unexpectedly, there are a significant amount of unexpected expenses — past medical bills, funeral and burial expenses. An insurance company knows families are vulnerable and they will often take advantage of that fact by making a low settlement offer. Victims should never take any deal from an insurance company unless they have consulted with a wrongful death attorney.

A wrongful death lawyer helps victims obtain just compensation. However, this can take several months to years. When the victim or the victim’s family faces financial hardship, obtaining pre-settlement litigation funding can help. A “lawsuit loan” offers plaintiffs a cash advance to help them pay the necessary bills while their legal claim is pending. Litigation funding has many benefits compared to a traditional bank loan.

Unlike a traditional loan, litigation funding does not require any payment until a settlement is reached. If plaintiffs do not recover damages, the lawsuit loan does not need to be repaid. Furthermore, the plaintiffs do not need to be employed or have good credit to obtain litigation funding. The strength of the case, and the likelihood of its success, is the only concern of the funding company when assessing a case for a lawsuit cash advance.

If you are a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit, do not let financial distress force you to settle for less than you deserve. The application takes less than five minutes to complete. If the case is approved for funding, the money will usually arrive within 24 – 48 hours.

Woman Dies Onboard American Airlines Flight As a Result of Pulmonary Embolism

June 22, 2018

Flying back to Texas from Hawaii, a female passenger began slurring her speech, feeling disoriented and dizzy, and briefly fainted.

An American Airlines stewardess alerted a doctor on board, who upon examining the woman, suspected a panic attack. A short time later the woman collapsed in the lavatory and the doctor, observing some very serious medical issues, asked that the pilot immediately land the aircraft. The pilot did not divert the plane.

The woman died three days later as a result of a pulmonary embolism, a clot that blocks blood flow to the lungs, and multiple heart attacks. The doctor on the flight attempted to revive the passenger three times with the on board defibrillator, but it was not working.

The woman’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against American Airlines alleging it was negligent and contributed to their daughter’s death by not diverting the plane and by having a faulty blood pressure monitor and defibrillator on board.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit would help the family deal with their traumatic loss and send a message to others that what happened to their daughter should never happen to anyone else who falls seriously ill on a plane.

Plaintiffs who need money for their usual and extraordinary expenses, such as hospital bills and funeral and burial expenses while they wait for trial, may apply for litigation funding, online or over the phone. Litigation funding is a risk-free means of staying financially afloat rather than being forced to accept a less-than-favorable settlement from an insurance company.

The victim’s family must have a lawyer and be able to provide all requested documentation to the funding company. Once the case has been assessed and approved, the money is sent directly to the plaintiff’s bank account, typically within 48 hours or less.

There are no monthly payments, no credit check required and no upfront fees. Should the plaintiff lose their case in court, they may keep the lawsuit cash advance, no strings attached. A “lawsuit loan” may be the right thing for many, but it is not necessarily suitable for everyone, as case circumstances vary.

Fatal Highway Crash Ends in 1.1 Million Dollar Settlement

May 31, 2018

A pickup truck was rear-ended by an SUV, causing the truck to hit a guardrail and flip over on a Connecticut highway.

The 42-year-old victim’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the 2016 fatal accident. Police said the female driver of the SUV was high on cocaine and heroin. The woman died of a drug overdose the night before her trial.

Subsequently, a $1.1 million settlement was agreed upon with the insurer of the non-profit group that owned the SVU. The director of the organization had loaned the SUV to the female driver.

Families that file wrongful death lawsuits are likely facing financial difficulties to pay funeral and burial expenses. If they need a source of funding to help them carry on with their lives until a settlement or trial, a lawsuit cash advance is a solution.

A lawsuit cash advance is available to a qualified plaintiff to help pay attorney fees, pressing bills and expenses related to the accident. This kind of funding is also referred to as litigation funding or a “lawsuit loan.”

Applying for litigation funding is easy and can be done online or by calling Litigation Funding Corporation at 1.866.LIT.FUND. The only requirement is having attorney representation and a case with merit. The lawsuit cash advance can be made available within 24 to 48 hours of being approved.

Disabled Woman Dragged to Death by School Bus — Father Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

May 18, 2018

A Tucson school bus accident has led to a wrongful lawsuit against a local school district, the bus driver and the state of Arizona.

A 43-year-old disabled woman was riding a motorized wheelchair on a sidewalk when she was struck and killed by a school bus. The lawsuit alleges that the school district was negligent because the driver was not fit to drive, and the school district’s bus inspection and maintenance practices were faulty. Crash investigators noted the vehicle had “major defects.”

According to the lawsuit, a leaky exhaust system and no air conditioning caused heat and fumes to seep into the bus, ultimately causing the driver to pass out. The driver was allegedly being treated for a medical condition at the time that exacerbated his condition.

The last thing this grieving family needs to worry about is how to keep up with usual and extraordinary bills until a settlement or jury award. To help with a family’s financial wellbeing, the answer may be litigation or pre-settlement funding.

Litigation Funding Corporation is able to help plaintiffs by providing a non-recourse cash advance, also referred to as a “lawsuit loan.” A lawsuit cash advance allows the plaintiff to stay afloat financially. An applicant for pre-settlement funding just needs to have an experienced attorney and a solid case that is likely to win.

Apply online for litigation funding or make a phone call to Litigation Funding Corporation and find out if pre-settlement funding is going to work for you. A lawsuit loan may be just the mechanism needed to cope with bills and maintain your credit rating.

Splenectomy Results in 6.6 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Award For Failure to Diagnose, Treat Blood Clot

April 30, 2018

A 23-year-old woman underwent a splenectomy in 2012 to treat an anemic disorder, but doctors allegedly failed to properly diagnose and treat a post-surgical blood clot. The plaintiff filed a medical negligence lawsuit.

The jury found that the radiologist and treating surgeon were both negligent in not identifying and treating the patient’s portal vein thrombosis — a clot that forms in the blood vessel that carries blood from the intestines to the liver. The clot was not discovered for several weeks, despite the patient’s prolonged stay in the hospital, several trips to the E.R., a CT scan, stomach pain and a fever. The woman still suffers from the effects of the blood clot and now requires lifetime medical treatment and care.

The young woman may have benefitted from pre-settlement funding, also called litigation funding or a lawsuit loan. Litigation funding is a cash advance which can be used to support a plaintiff’s financial stability until their case is heard or a settlement is reached. The only requirement for eligibility for a lawsuit loan is a strong case and attorney representation.

When unexpected financial problems arise as a result of someone sustaining a personal injury, Litigation Funding Corporation can help the victim and their family deal with any financial difficulties. The application for pre-settlement funding can be done online or over the phone, and the process is hassle-free and user-friendly.

Once the plaintiff’s application for pre-settlement funding is approved, funds are sent within 24 – 48 hours and can be used immediately for medical bills, mortgage and recurring living expenses, such as utility bills.

Litigation funding does not require monthly payments and there are no upfront fees. Repayment of a lawsuit cash advance is only required when the case is resolved in favor of the plaintiff. However, should the plaintiff lose the case, the cash advance is altogether waived.

Troy Gentry’s Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Helicopter Crash

April 17, 2018

The widow of a country music star filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of a helicopter that spun out of control and crashed, killing all onboard.

The lawsuit names three defendants, the helicopter companies, and claims that they failed to make Model 269 crashworthy, despite knowing the same model, but a military version, had been updated several years earlier. Court documents claim that at the moment the helicopter took off, the throttle cable jammed, throwing the engine into high gear.

The lawsuit states that due to engine defects, the helicopter could not enter autorotation, did not disengage from the transmission as expected causing the rotors to slow to an unsafe speed, causing the craft to immediately drop to the ground.

A wrongful death suit can be filed when a loved one is killed due the negligence of another party or parties. These claims, however, can take years to settle, leaving family members financially strapped. If there are no other sources of funding, such as life insurance or a sympathetic relative, the plaintiff may be eligible for litigation funding, also referred to as pre-settlement funding.

Litigation Funding Corporation assesses the potential case value and case success to determine if they can provide a plaintiff with a lawsuit cash advance. The primary goal of strategic litigation financing is to remove or reduce the financial pressure on plaintiffs who often settle too soon and for too little.

The litigation funding, application process is simple and if approved, the lawsuit cash advance can be available quickly. Upon approval and a signed contract, the funds can be sent within 24 – 48 hours by check or by wire. The plaintiff can use the funding immediately to pay medical bills, funeral expenses, monthly financial obligations or other costs. A lawsuit cash advance is 100 percent risk-free. If the case is lost in court, litigation funding clients do not need to repay the cash advance.

Litigation Funding Corporation underwrites hundreds of transactions such as this one. A lawsuit cash advance may also be available for auto accidents, premises liability lawsuits, medical malpractice claims, product liability cases, and airplane and train crashes.

Need financial assistance for a pending personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit? Call 1-866-548-3863 to discuss your funding needs. We would be pleased to help you obtain justice.

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.

Teen Killed As Ohio State Fair Ride Malfunctions

September 29, 2017

The autopsy report for an 18-year-old killed on a ride at the Ohio State Fair recently revealed that the teen died as a result of blunt force injuries to his head, trunk and lower extremities.

On opening night of the Ohio State Fair, the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned resulting in injuries and one fatality. The ride, which was inspected earlier, broke apart throwing a row of seats up into a support beam. An 18-year-old man was killed instantly; seven others were injured.

The ride’s manufacturer stated excessive corrosion on the interior of the gondola support beam eroded the beam’s wall and led to the “catastrophic failure” of the ride. As a result, the teen’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking answers that would help to save others from being killed or hurt due to dangerous or poorly inspected amusement park rides.

A wrongful death claim could take years to be resolved, leaving family members to deal with a serious financial burden. If there is no life insurance, savings, investments or other funding sources, plaintiffs may wish to apply for litigation funding or a “lawsuit loan.”

On being approved for a lawsuit loan the plaintiff is promptly relieved of the stress of having to find funds to pay for all their expenses. The loan also provides the family’s attorney with the time to build a case to secure fair and equitable compensation.

The financial situation of plaintiffs’ does not influence the application process for a lawsuit loan, litigation funding is based solely on the merits of the case. Apply for a lawsuit cash advance is simple and once approved the funds can be made available within 24 – 48 hours, by check or by wire.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a defective product, the manufacturer may be liable for injuries sustained. Talk to an experienced attorney to discuss your potential claim. Litigation Funding Corporation offers no-obligation consultations and do not require repayment of the cash advance unless your case is settled or won.

Surgical Needle Left in Patient Allegedly Led to Bowel Puncture

September 22, 2017

It may be hard to believe that a surgeon could forget medical objects inside of a patient’s body, especially with nurses and anesthesiologists looking on. However, it’s a mistake that occurs more frequently than anyone would ever imagine.

In August 2012, an elderly woman underwent vaginal-prolapse surgery. During the procedure, a surgical needle was mistakenly left inside her body, although it was not discovered until 2 ½ years later.

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, the patient claimed that the needle caused generalized bowel symptoms. The complaint alleged that by 2014 symptoms progressed, leading to severe abdominal pain, nausea, difficulty eating, and weight loss. An imaging study in January 2015 identified the needle, as well as a bowel perforation and diverticulitis. She was treated with antibiotics, and the bowel perforation eventually repaired itself. However, the patient continues to take medication to alleviate her bowel cramping issues.

Experts for the surgeon argued that the needle was free-floating and could not have caused the bowel perforation. It was also argued that the nurses were at fault for improper needle count. However, the jury found the hospital 100 percent liable.

If your surgeon forgot to remove a needle, sponge, or medical tool in your body after surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn about your legal options, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Although monetary compensation can help with damages incurred, waiting until a settlement is reached can be financially devastating for a plaintiff. With limited or no cash flow, plaintiffs usually will have a hard time remaining financially stable; even daily household expenses become a challenge. In times like this, litigation funding can be helpful.

Litigation funding is a cash advance, not a loan. There are no upfront fees or monthly payments, no credit checks, and no employment verification. A lawsuit cash advance is provided based on the strength of your case alone; repayment is made only after the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the plaintiffs are under no obligation to repay the cash advance.

Simply fill out an online application or call our office toll-free. We will review your case within 24 – 48 hours, and if approved, wire the funds to your account for immediate use. Although the lawsuit cash advance is usually to pay for immediate living expenses and medical expenses, it can be used as you wish until your case settles. Litigation funding is not for everyone, but it can be a very powerful tool to help a plaintiff fight for fair compensation.

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