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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.

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.

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.

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