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Birth Trauma Can Happen to Anyone, Anytime

October 21, 2010

Roughly seven out of every 1,000 live births results in a child being born with a birth injury. While you may think that these odds seem pretty low and that this could not happen to you, you should rethink that approach. You may be fine, your baby may be fine, but what happens if the doctor or the nurses are “not” fine, do not perform their jobs in a proper way, and something bad happens. This can and does happen and the end result is any one of a number of injuries to the child; some of which are life altering, such as cerebral palsy.

If the injury sustained at birth is critical enough, it may affect the child for the rest of their lives. Sadly, because babies are so fragile it makes them high risk candidates for injuries. In many birth injury cases, the doctor or another medical professional was negligent and caused harm to the child. If you can prove that to be the case, you should be entitled to compensation for damages to your child, pain and suffering, and future care costs for a special needs child.

To file a birth injury lawsuit (typically referred to as a medical malpractice lawsuit) you will need to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney with a history of handling birth injury cases. We can refer you to one, if you need a referral.

After you have retained an attorney and a lawsuit has been filed, you might also want to check into whether or not you may be eligible for litigation funding.

Pre-settlement funding
is there for you, if you qualify, to pay important bills and expenses, like mortgage, rent or car payments, as well as medical expenses, groceries, utilities, and other important obligations. It is fast cash, a “lawsuit loan” given in advance of your expected verdict or settlement. It allows you to wait for real justice and to avoid accepting inadequate offers from greedy insurance companies.

To apply for lawsuit funding, go online or make a toll free phone call. Complete a short form, explain your case details, wait for the company to contact and obtain records from your attorney, the get approved with 24-48 hours. It is that simple and that quick. You do not pay the lawsuit financing company any fees until your case is successful, and, if you lose, you keep the money, free of charge. Try getting a bank, or even a family member, to do that.

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80 Year Old Killed in Hit & Run Accident

October 18, 2010

The 80 Year old man was walking across the street in a designated crosswalk section, when he was hit by a Toyota. The driver never stopped to offer assistance and fled the scene. The victim was rushed to hospital, but he died, later that day, as a result of his injuries.

Police eventually located the 46-year old hit & run driver at her home. She was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run. There is further investigation required to determine what happened to cause this fatal accident. Was she talking on a cell phone, speeding, reaching for something, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Why didn’t she see the pedestrian? Only time will tell.

The family of the victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit. It seems clear that the driver was legally responsible and drove her vehicle in a negligent manner. After hiring an experienced personal injury/wrongful death attorney, the family might also wish to contact a lawsuit funding company and ask about filling out an application for a lawsuit cash advance. It is easy to apply for lawsuit financing. With your attorney’s cooperation, the legal finance process is quick and easy. After you are approved for what some incorrectly call a “lawsuit loan”, your lawsuit cash will be in your hands within 24-48 hours by check or wire.

Use the money for important bills and expenses, like mortgage, car, or rent payments, or groceries, medical expenses, and tuition. This takes the financial pressure off the victim to settle or compromise a valuable case too soon, for too little. Don’t settle your case for pennies on the dollar; get litigation funding instead.

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Immersion football camp injures 31

October 15, 2010

An overzealous football coach pushed 31 football players into physical collapse in Portland, Ore., this summer. Four ultimately needed surgery.

This is a bizarre case where a high school football coach got carried away during what he referred to as a football “total immersion” camp.

“This particular football camp took place at the local high school and required the players to camp overnight on the school campus for this event. There were three practices slated every day that included weight training,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. The whole event was being put on under the auspices of the new coach, Jeff Kearin.

It seems that Mr. Kearin pushed things just a bit too far for the kids involved in this camp. By mid-week, there were a number of kids complaining about major swelling on their arms. Those players were rushed to the hospital for treatment. “Evidently, three of the boys were diagnosed with compartment syndrome, which means a fluid buildup combined with swelling. Four other players looked like they would need surgery and were placed under observation,” Monroe said.

Just when it seemed like things were tapering off, 24 more students got very ill and were tested for high enzyme levels. Sixteen players showed high risk levels and were rushed to hospital. One boy needed surgery and three others were admitted immediately.

Interestingly enough, the players stood up for their coach and said the workouts weren’t as bad as what they had to go through for wrestling practices. However, there are a number of very unimpressed parents discussing legal action. They feel this is high school football, not college pro ball or even the NFL and that workouts like that for kids were just too much for them to handle.

The school district isn’t sure if it will pay medical expenses and they aren’t sure if it will discipline the coaching staff. In the meantime, there are a number of parents talking to personal injury lawyers about trying to recover compensation for their son’s medical bills.

“Any one of the families of the boys that were seriously injured and who may have also required surgery would be entitled to not only file a personal injury lawsuit, but to also apply for interim legal financing from a litigation funding company,” Monroe said.

Pre-settlement funding is ideal for cases like this, where the families may be just barely making ends meet during this tough economy and are not sure how they will pay for their son’s medical bills. They might be able to keep up with their regular bills but don’t know where they will find the money to handle anything else. A lawsuit cash advance may be the perfect answer for them.

The unfortunate victims and their families in this case should check to see if they are eligible for lawsuit funding. If they are, the fast cash is delivered within 24 to 48 hours and would handle their immediate medical expenses, the costs of surgery, rehabilitation, medications, etc., as well as their usual bills. Being approved to receive pre-settlement funding will let the families wait for a decent settlement or verdict and not have to take the first offer that an insurance company makes.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit https://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/.

Failure to diagnose brain hemorrhage kills young woman

October 12, 2010

This wrongful death lawsuit involved a young woman with what proved to be an undiagnosed fatal brain hemorrhage.

Elizabeth Moen was only 20 years old when she checked herself into a clinic. She was experiencing an unrelenting, pounding headache, nausea, diarrhea and a stiff neck. Dr. Lisa Davidson, a neurologist, inspected Moen and suggested that she was suffering from a migraine. During the assessment, no other tests were conducted.

Moen went home from the hospital only to find that her frightening symptoms would not go away. She went back to the clinic and asked for help. The same physician gave her more pain medications. About a week later, Moen went to another hospital with convulsions. A CT showed a brain hemorrhage and she was promptly airlifted to another hospital skilled in handling her kind of medical emergency. She was brain dead when she arrived. Moen was kept on life support until her organs could be donated.

Moen’s mother, Rebecca Joecks, filed a lawsuit that alleged the doctor didn’t order a follow-up exam, never warned Moen or said anything about the possibility that her condition was anything other than migraines. The symptoms she presented with at the hospital were clear warning signs of a subarachnoid hemorrhage. This was negligent misdiagnosis at its very worst; a misdiagnosis that cost Moen her life.

The defense contends that the neurologist acted appropriately and met the standard of care in this case and that the plaintiff should pay the defense’s legal fees. Clearly, the decision in this trial will hinge on whether or not the jury agrees that the doctor lived up to the standard of care.

There is no doubt that the family is completely devastated by this turn of events that cost their daughter her life at such a young age. They are likely worried about how to pay for the medical bills as a result the several hospital trips, the exams, the medications, the CT scan and the cost of the air ambulance. Even if the family members were working, they would likely be hard pressed to keep up with their usual expenses and the medical bills.

This family could have turned to a litigation funding company for an emergency lawsuit cash advance to help them get through the tough spot of dealing with the bills incurred in this case. The pre-settlement funding would have given them a financial cushion to be able to not only pay all of their bills, but keep current with their usual monthly expenses as well. The remaining lawsuit cash on hand would then allow them to sit tight and wait for a fair verdict.

Applying for litigation funding is easy and only takes a few minutes, either online or by calling the legal finance company to fill out an application form. Once the case has been assessed and the lawsuit cash advance approved, the funds typically arrive within 24 to 48 hours. Repayment of a lawsuit loan is contingent on the outcome of the case. In other words, if the case is lost, the money belongs to the plaintiff, free and clear.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about <a href=”https://www.litigationfundingcorp.com”>lawsuit funding</A> and <a href=”https:/www.litigationfundingcorp.com”>litigation funding</a>, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

Man dies of uterine cancer after defective kidney transplant

October 2, 2010

Medical malpractice comes in many forms. In this case, it resulted from a transplanted cancerous kidney.

This trial will be fairly long given the bizarre nature of this case. This medical malpractice lawsuit was the result of an organ transplantation that turned out to be deadly for the recipient. “The plaintiff is the widow of a man who died of uterine cancer after his kidney transplant. Yes, I did say uterine cancer. This is a very unusual case,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan.

The man who first received the kidney transplant suffered from diabetes-induced kidney damage and was on dialysis. Vincent Liew was on a waiting list for five years prior to getting a call in 2002 that a kidney match had been found. The transplant operation took place in February, 2002, but Liew’s condition did not improve. In fact, he was in unending pain and wanted the kidney removed. It was taken out in August of 2002.

At that time, the family was advised that Liew had uterine cancer; a disease usually limited to women. Doctors at NYU stated the chances of Liew getting uterine cancer was less than 1 percent, since he did not have a uterus. Whatever the statistics said, Liew died in September 2002 and an autopsy cited uterine cancer as the cause; cancer originally found on the transplanted kidney.

“Organs are not supposed to be donated if the donor died of cancer,” Monroe said. “Obviously, something went wrong at the donating hospital, which was sued by NYU for not properly screening the diseased organ.” Of course, the major question here asks how the transplant team could miss the fact that the kidney was contaminated with tumors.

Key evidence in this case was provided by Dr. Thomas Diflo, an organ transplant specialist who apparently found out vital information about the kidney’s donor. The NY Organ Donor Network indicated that the donor was a woman who died of uterine cancer and that the kidney was covered in tumors. Something obviously went terribly wrong in this case, and finding out who was at fault will take some time.

Mrs. Liew will no doubt be extremely worried about how she is going to pay her bills and continue with her life. She will be coping with trying to pay all of the medical debt from 2002 until 2009, when her husband died. Even if the couple had medical insurance coverage, chances are it ran out a long time ago. This case would be a perfect candidate for pre-settlement funding; an emergency lawsuit loan that lets the widow deal with her enormous medical bills and also keep current with the usual bills she would have to pay.

Litigation funding, also referred to as litigation financing, is fast cash that may be applied for online or by phone by calling a legal finance company. Once the case has been assessed and the lawsuit loan approved, it is sent on its way to the plaintiff by check or wire. Once the funds arrive, they pay their bills and then get to wait for justice to be done. In other words, they don’t need to accept any ridiculous offers from an insurance company.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit https://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/.

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