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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Drug Manufacturer

September 28, 2018

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Prilosec, a proton pump inhibitor, in the death of a Texas man.

This case is one of 4,600 proton pump inhibitor lawsuits pending in the District of New Jersey alleging that the drug manufacturers concealed damaging side effects, including: end stage renal disease, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and acute interstitial nephritis.

According to the complaint, the man used Prilosec for 22 years, from 1994 to 2016. The suit alleges that the long-term use of the drug resulted in end stage renal disease and subsequent death. The wife of the deceased man is seeking damages for fraudulent concealment, breach of warranty, strict product liability, failure to warn, negligent misrepresentation, design defect, fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation, negligence and negligence per se, as well as loss of consortium and wrongful death.

The plaintiff claims that the drug companies knew that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors could harm the kidneys and that such harm would have been averted had the manufacturers warned physicians and patients of the risks. Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors has also been linked to an increased risk for heart attacks, low magnesium levels, B12 deficiency, bone fractures and dementia.

Litigation Funding Corporation understands that the litigation process from a defective drug lawsuit can take years to settle, as it is very difficult to compete with a major pharmaceutical company that has all the time and money to wait. Victims often face financial hardship, leaving them at risk for bankruptcy or foreclosure.

However, with pre-settlement lawsuit funding, plaintiffs do not have to suffer financially. Lawsuit funding gives plaintiffs instant access to cash with no risk. We offer an easy online application with approvals often made within 24 – 48 hours of receiving pertinent case documentation from the plaintiff’s attorney. There are no credit checks, employment verification, or upfront fees of any kind. Funded plaintiffs only repay the cash advance once the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the repayment obligation is completely waived.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective drug and have a pending lawsuit with attorney representation, you are pre-qualified for litigation funding or a “lawsuit loan.” Call Litigation Funding Corporation to learn more and see if a lawsuit loan is best for your case.

Healthcare Clinic Sued in Several Wrongful Death Lawsuits Over Use of GranuFlo

August 31, 2018

The families of three patients who died of heart attacks in 2013 after dialysis treatments at their health clinic were awarded $383.5 million.

According to the families’ attorneys, the patients were treated with GranuFlo, a drug known to cause a toxic pH balance. The lawsuit alleged fraud and negligence in ignoring significant blood changes when patients returned for dialysis treatments and that the company hid the harmful effects of an acid concentrate used in dialysis. GranuFlo was recalled in 2012 by the USFDA.

Litigation Funding Corporation knows that the process of arriving at a settlement or concluding a jury trial involving a defective drug or medical product lawsuit may take years to settle. Major drug companies are reluctant to offer adequate settlements, and they can afford to take their time with a lawsuit. In the meantime, victims, and their families, of medical malpractice or defective drug may face financial difficulties that could end in foreclosure or bankruptcy. Litigation Funding Corporation can provide a “lawsuit loan” or pre-settlement funding so victims can focus on recovery.

Pre-settlement funding allows plaintiffs instant access to cash with no risk. The online application process is easy and approvals are often made within 24 – 48 hours after Litigation Funding receives relevant case documentation from the plaintiff’s lawyer. There are no upfront fees, no credit checks and employment verification is not required. If the case does not win, repayment of the cash advance is totally forgiven.

Were you seriously injured and now facing a pending lawsuit? Do you feel that lawsuit funding could help you financially? Call Litigation Funding Corporation at 1-866-548-3863. We are ready to assist you with fast and hassle-free lawsuit funding.

Dockworker Dies After Mooring Line Snapped on Cargo Ship

August 17, 2018

A dockworker’s widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit when a mooring line snapped on a cargo ship, killing her husband.

The woman’s husband was killed June 28 when a thick nylon mooring line snapped and recoiled toward him in excess of 450 miles per hour, killing him instantly. A second man died later the same day. The $16 million lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, Oregon names the owner of the vessel and the company that managed and operated the ship as defendants. It is alleged that the ship was repositioned without checking if the crew was in danger and that there were no safe lines provided to shift the ship.

A wrongful death suit can be filed when a loved one is killed due the negligence of another. If there is no life insurance or other funding sources readily available, plaintiffs could be eligible for pre-settlement funding or litigation financing.

The main objective for litigation financing is removing financial pressure to settle too fast and too soon, and to ensure victims of a tragedy receive fair and equitable compensation. Litigation Funding Corporation provides pre-settlement funding or a lawsuit loan based only on the merits of the case at hand.

The application process is simple and once an application has been approved, the pre-settlement funding can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Once a signed contract is received, funds can be sent either by check or wire. Plaintiffs can use the money immediately to pay medical bills, funeral expenses, and their usual monthly financial obligations. Should the case be lost, clients do not repay the cash advance.

Litigation funding is also available for many other types of lawsuits, such as product liability and auto accident cases. If you are in a pending personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit and need financial assistance, call 1-866-548-3863 to discuss your funding needs. We look forward to helping you obtain justice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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