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Widow Alleges Husband’s Death Due to Negligence

July 31, 2018

An Illinois widow is suing two machine-manufacturing companies for alleged liability and negligence in her husband’s death on a construction site.

According to the complaint filed, the plaintiff alleges her husband was thrown from a paver and crushed as it ran over him. The widow alleges that the defendants are responsible for failing to provide acceptable safeguards to prevent the death. She is seeking compensation for his wrongful death and the loss of companionship and services of a father and husband.

In filing this lawsuit, it is likely the family will face serious financial hardship due to the death of their primary breadwinner. In addition to bills and expenses resulting from the accident, they may be faced with mounting household expenses. To help them financially during the litigation process, the family could seek a lawsuit cash advance, known as pre-settlement litigation funding.

Pre-settlement funding, or a lawsuit loan, helps qualified plaintiffs deal with the cost of everyday necessities, such as transportation, rent, food, medical expenses, and funeral and burial costs. It is not like a traditional bank loan because a plaintiff’s personal credit has no bearing on funding approval; cases are funded solely on their strength. There are no upfront fees or monthly payments.

Litigation funding is non-recourse, meaning a plaintiff is only responsible for repaying the funding if, and when, they win the lawsuit. At that time, the funds come directly out of the proceeds of a case. Any obligation to repay the lawsuit loan is totally excused if the case fails. .

For further information or to see if your case qualifies for litigation funding, call Litigation Funding Corporation at 1-866-548-3863.

Trip and Fall Accident Kills 82-Year-Old Woman

July 17, 2018

An elderly Texas woman fell on an uneven sidewalk, causing her break her neck.

Two weeks prior to the 82-year-old woman dying on October 19, 2016, she was walking on the sidewalk outside a local restaurant when she tripped and fell face-first. As a result, she broke her neck, and sustained partial paralysis and other serious injuries, which required extensive surgery.

The woman’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the restaurant was negligent in failing to maintain its premises and warn customers of an allegedly dangerous uneven sidewalk. The complaint states that the woman’s injuries ultimately contributed to her death.

The wrongful death lawsuit may take several years to reach a resolution – in an out of court settlement or possible jury verdict. Should there be no other financial help available for the family, the plaintiffs may wish to consider applying for litigation funding.

Litigation funding, also referred to as a “lawsuit loan,” assists financially struggling plaintiffs with paying medical bills, utility bills, rent or mortgage, and funeral and burial costs. Pre-settlement funding also allows their attorney time to build a case.

Getting a lawsuit loan approved is not based on the plaintiffs’ financial situation but rather the merits of the case. Applying for litigation funding is an easy process via phone or an online application. Once funds are approved, the cash can be received within 24 – 48 hours. Litigation Funding Corporation does not require you to repay the loan unless the case is settled or won.

For further information or to see if your case qualifies for litigation funding, call Litigation Funding Corporation 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.

Marine Vet Awarded $1.9 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

March 30, 2018

A Marine vet alleged that medical professionals failed to diagnose and treat his prostate cancer before it rapidly advanced and metastasized.

The retired Marine began prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings under the care of a VA physician when he turned 50. His PSA levels were in the normal range until 2009. At 60, he began seeing a different VA certified doctor. During his initial visit, the new doctor ordered a PSA screening. The result of the test was 4.534, which is considered above normal. A second test returned a reading of 4.317. The physician suggested actively monitoring the PSA every six months. In October, the patient saw a urologist who ordered another PSA screening. By then, his PSA levels had reached 5.578. The urologist’s initial assessment was that the Marine had a 42 percent chance of having prostate cancer.

The man’s PSA continued to increase until 2013 when he underwent surgery that involved, in part, removing 12 lymph nodes. Four tested positive for metastatic prostate cancer.

The Marine filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that employees and physicians at the medical center failed to timely diagnose and treat his prostate cancer. He sought damages for disfigurement, pain and suffering, and loss of the enjoyment of life.

During the trial, one physician indicated that had a biopsy been done between 2009 and 2013, there is a good chance that cancer would have been found and it would not have been as pervasive. Ultimately, the court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, and the man was awarded $1.9 million.

Receiving just compensation in medical negligence lawsuit often takes years. This can pose a significant financial burden for plaintiffs faced with medical bills and other financial obligations. If a plaintiff does not have the financial resources to wait for justice, litigation funding may be a viable option.

Litigation funding is a cash advance available to plaintiffs. It is often the only means to help a cash-strapped plaintiff avoid settling too soon and/or for too little. A plaintiff is eligible for funding once they have an attorney of record. The next step involves filling out an online application or calling Litigation Funding Corporation. Once case documentation from the plaintiffs’ attorney is received, Litigation Funding Corporation can make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours. There is no need for a credit check, employment verification or collateral.

Additionally, there are no payments until the case settles, at which time the cash advance is repaid from the proceeds of the settlement or jury award. If the case is lost, the plaintiff is under no obligation to repay the cash advance.

Unnecessary Surgery Results in Medical Malpractice Award of $8.5 Million

March 16, 2018

Unnecessary thyroid surgery resulted in a New Jersey jury award of $8.5 million.

The plaintiff was a teenager when she saw a primary care physician in 2013, for a cystic mass found on her left thyroid lobe. The doctor recommended fine needle aspiration, a noninvasive procedure. The surgeon, however, performed surgery assuming the mass was cancerous.

The surgeon’s plan was to remove only the left lobe and send it to pathology for biopsy. If the lobe were positive for cancer, the doctor would also remove the right lobe. However, during the operation, the entire thyroid was removed because the right lobe was allegedly covered with blue dome cysts. Testing showed no cysts and neither lobe were cancerous.

The plaintiff allegedly suffered vocal cord paralysis for two months, post-traumatic stress disorder for a year and permanent anxiety disorder. She is now permanently on hormone replacement medication. The lawsuit alleges the teen would not have needed the thyroid operation if the surgeon had done needle aspiration tests.

The plaintiff was harmed due to medical negligence in 2013, yet did not reach a settlement until January 2018. During this time, she may have struggled financially to cope with the medical bills and other financial obligations. One solution that may have been available to her is pre-settlement funding, also referred to as a “lawsuit loan.”

A “lawsuit loan” is a non-recourse cash advance available to plaintiffs who have attorney representation and a case with merit. The plaintiff does not need to be employed and no credit check is required. Once the case has been assessed and approved, funds are wired directly to the plaintiff’s bank account or sent via overnight mail. The whole process can be completed within 24 to 48 hours.

Pre-settlement funding is not for everyone, so discuss your needs with your attorney and a litigation-funding representative. The representatives at Litigation Funding Corporation are experts in their field and treat all inquiries with great respect.

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.

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