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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.

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.

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.

Mistaken Cancer Diagnosis Leads to Mastectomy in Error

August 29, 2017

A New York woman had her left breast removed after a diagnosis of breast cancer. However, the woman’s test results turned out to have been misinterpreted; the woman did not have cancer.

The woman underwent left breast removal surgery and had to deal with a surgical hernia and pulmonary embolism after the operation, only to find out she did not have breast cancer. She had sclerosing adenosis, benign extra breast tissue, and the test results on the lump were misinterpreted.

After her initial diagnosis, the patient was sent to another hospital for surgery — a hospital that had a stated policy that all pathology reports were examined closely prior to major surgery. In this case, the woman’s test results were not reviewed and the operation took place. The surgeon even signed off on a form stating the pathology slides had been reviewed. Post surgical biopsy reports indicated there was no cancer in the breast tissue that had been removed.

Although the surgeon called the patient immediately to explain the error and apologize, the woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in the hopes that it would prevent these mistakes from happening to anyone else.

Filing a medical negligence lawsuit is a way to obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Legal action is also a way to hold a medical professional and/or medical institution accountable for negligence.

In cases such as this one, filing a lawsuit is the first step. However, waiting for the litigation process to be concluded may take years. If the injured plaintiff faces financial difficulties and is unable to pay the bills, a “lawsuit loan” may be an option. A “lawsuit loan” is a non-recourse cash advance approved for a plaintiff based on the merits of the lawsuit. That means employment status and credit standing do not matter.

The funds may be used for whatever the approved applicant chooses, although the “lawsuit loan” is typically used to pay immediate and necessary expenses such as medical and household bills, and mortgage payments. In a case of a victory or settlement, the “lawsuit loan” is payed back. Should the plaintiff lose in court, repayment of the pre-settlement funding is excused.

Brakeman Accuses Transportation Company of Negligence

March 16, 2017

In a split second, your life can be changed forever by the carelessness or negligence of someone else. Personal injury victims often experience severe injuries and disabilities, leading to steep medical bills, an inability to work, difficulty paying for basic living expenses, and financial and emotional stress. Meanwhile, the litigation process can take years, time most plaintiffs don’t have. Litigation Funding Corporation can help by providing a non-recourse cash advance.

A Texas man has filed a lawsuit against a transportation company alleging failure to provide employees with a reasonably safe working environment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that while employed as a brakeman on a switching crew, he was run over by three locomotives that were hooked together as he was crossing the main lead. As a result, his legs were amputated below his knees.

The suit states that the defendant failed to issue audible warning from the locomotive, failed to properly train employees, failed to properly supervise its agents, and allowed unsafe work practices to become the standard. The plaintiff seeks a trial by jury and undisclosed compensation for physical injuries, emotional pain, loss of earnings and medical expenses.

Despite the fact that our legal system can help plaintiffs receive the compensation deserved, it is usually not a quick and easy process. Insurance companies will regularly put up a fight when it comes to paying people what they should. They will usually do this by stalling the case hoping the plaintiff will run out of money and agree to a less than favorable settlement. The emotional, mental and physical stress is enough to deal with; the last thing this man needs to worry about is how to keep up with his financial obligations until a fair settlement is reached. In cases such as this one, victims may be eligible for litigation funding.

When justice is slow in coming, a lawsuit cash advance can be the means to stay financially afloat. All that a plaintiff needs is an experienced personal injury lawsuit and a strong case with a high probability of success. Applying for litigation funding can be done online or with a quick phone call.

Once we receive an application and case documentation, the review and decision process is typically handled within one day, and funds can be available for use within 24 – 48 hours of approval. Repayment is only made after the case settles; if the case is lost, repayment of the lawsuit cash advance is excused.

If you are in a pending personal injury claim and need financial assistance, call Litigation Funding Corporation. We may have the mechanism you need to pay your bills, keep your credit standing, and fight for your rights.

How Litigation Funding Can Protect You And Your Family

February 9, 2016

Until you are in a pending lawsuit, you may not realize how long the litigation process can take. Even if you win, you may not be paid for months or years, especially if the case is appealed. Most plaintiffs can’t afford to wait, especially if unable to return to work. The mortgage/rent and utilities must be paid. Household bills need to be paid, including groceries. There may be medical expenses or costs associated with ongoing care. The stack of bills may seem never-ending. Deep-pocket defendants and insurance companies know this and will use your financial hardship to pressure you into a low settlement. Believing there is nowhere else to turn, you may consider the offer. Litigation Funding Corporation is here to tell you that is usually not be in your best interest. We may be able to help get you fast cash without a credit check, employment verification, or assets.

Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance provided to a plaintiff involved in pending lawsuit or awaiting a settlement payment. The advance is only repaid when you win or settle your case and from the case proceeds; there are never out-of-pocket payments. Furthermore, n recover; no payback. That’s correct – if you lose your case, you are not required to repay the advance.

As long as you have been seriously injured, have legal representation, and a pending lawsuit, you are eligible for litigation funding. The amount of the cash advance you can receive is based entirely on your case. To get started, complete our online application or call our office toll-free at 1-800-LIT-FUND. One of our funding experts would be happy to assist you. We can typically evaluate cases and determine funding within 24 – 48 hours of receiving case documentation.

Securing Lawsuit Financing Could Secure a Favorable Settlement

December 18, 2014

Much goes into negotiating an insurance settlement and trying a personal injury lawsuit. After you have been in an automobile accident, taking on this time-consuming task is the last thing you want to do. An experienced attorney can even the playing field, especially when you are going up against a big insurance company. Lawsuit funding can help you avoid settling for less than you deserve.

An attorney is essential in obtaining a reasonable and fair resolution in your auto accident case. A full recovery of compensation may include:

• medical & hospital expenses
• loss of wages
• physical therapy
• pain and suffering

But, filing a lawsuit is only the first step. How will you pay the bills while waiting for a settlement? During this time, finances should not be a pressing concern. You may need to concentrate on recovering from injuries and giving your attorney time to strengthen the merits of your case. Enter lawsuit funding.

Lawsuit funding is a way to obtain quick access to cash without the need for monthly payments, credit checks, or employment verification. Best of all, lawsuit funding is provided on a non-recourse basis. This means you will only be responsible for paying back the advance if you win your case. If you lose, you owe nothing. If you are currently in the process of an injury claim or lawsuit and interested in lawsuit funding against your case, contact us today. If approved, you could have cash as quickly as tomorrow.

After the Lawsuit Is Filed it may be Time to Apply for Lawsuit Funding

August 14, 2014

Thousands of innocent victims are injured or die due to the negligence of someone else. These unfortunate events can result from an auto accident, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, slip and fall, or product liability. Often times, the more serious the injury, the harder it will be for a plaintiff to withstand the litigation process. A seriously injured plaintiff, especially one who is out of work or requires around-the-clock care may be forced to settle too early for too little compensation in order to pay medical expenses, the mortgage or rent, auto payments, and daily living expenses. A plaintiff represented by an attorney, is eligible for lawsuit funding, a non-recourse cash advance based on the potential value of the pending lawsuit.

Litigation can be expensive, sometimes incredibly expensive. Lawsuit funding helps plaintiffs go the distance without being forced to accept anything less than a fair settlement. Many plaintiffs will be out of work for weeks, months, even years; they will not have the income during their recovery period. Lawsuit funding is sometimes their only access to cash; many victims do not have good credit and/or income to qualify them for a traditional loan. Traditional loans also require monthly payments which may be difficult for plaintiffs injured, disabled and without income. By removing a plaintiff’s financial burden, lawsuit funding enables a lawsuit to be resolved on its true merits.

Lawsuit funding is not for everyone, but for many plaintiffs it is the only hope pay their bills while maintaining their fight for fair compensation. If you have been involved in a personal injury lawsuit, have filed a claim, and need financial assistance to pay the bills and/or avoid foreclosure, contact Litigation Funding Corp. We offer free, no obligation funding advice and case evaluations. All that is required for funding approval is legal representation and a case with merit. Once we evaluate your case, if you are approved for funding, we can usually wire cash into your bank account within 24 hours. Then, pay your bills and focus on healing while your attorney focuses on your case. Lawsuit funding really is a quick and easy, no-risk solution during your financial time of need.

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