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Surgical Sponge Left Inside Patient Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit

April 24, 2012

In April 2010, a man underwent colon surgery at Kewanee Hospital for an acute case of diverticulitis. After surgery, he became unstable and as his condition worsened, he was transferred to OSF Hospital. OSF performed a CT scan which showed a laparotomy pad in the patient’s abdomen. The surgical mishap at Kewanee required another surgery at OSF to remove the sponge. Although the patient was monitored and treated in intensive care, he died from abdominal sepsis.

A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that Kewanee Hospital and the medical team “failed to perform an accurate count of the surgical instruments, sponges, laparotomy pads, and other devices that were used intra-abdominally in the sigmoid colon resection procedure.” The suit seeks more than $50,000, plus court costs.

Monetary compensation can help injured victims or their families with damages incurred, but can also create an incentive for the negligent party to improve safety standards. But, waiting until a settlement is reached can be financially devastating for a plaintiff. In times like this, the plaintiff may seek a service known as litigation funding.

Lawsuit funding is designed to provide a cash advance to plaintiffs who are waiting for their case to settle. It can be the financial lifeline throughout a long litigation process. While some call it a “lawsuit loan,” it is not like a typical bank loan. The cash advance is provided based on the strength of your case and does not require credit checks or employment history for approval. Additionally, there are no monthly payments and the cash advance is not paid back until you win your case. If you lose, you pay nothing, not even the cash advance. Simply fill out an online application or call our office toll-free. Our investors will review your case and determine the likelihood of a favorable settlement. If your case is approved, Litigation Funding Corp. will wire the funds to your account for immediate use. Although the lawsuit cash advance is usually to pay for immediate living expenses and medical expenses, it can be used as you wish until your case settles. Lawsuit funding is not for everyone, but it can be a very powerful tool to help a plaintiff fight for fair compensation.

Wrong Way Driver Kills Two and Injures Two More

April 15, 2012

You have to wonder how someone can drive the wrong way on a street or ramp. Drugs or booze are often involved.

The news is filled with far too many deaths as a result of wrong-way crashes. There was yet another one in New York, involving a Nissan Maxima and a Dodge Caravan. All reports, police and eyewitness, indicate the Maxima was heading north in the southbound lane. The inevitable happened. It creamed a Dodge Caravan, causing a Mazda to rear-end the Caravan.

Needless to say, given the rate of speed, the male driver of the Nissan and the Caravan’s driver were killed instantly in the carnage. The two occupants of the Mazda made it to the hospital in fairly stable condition but with serious injuries.

There is a lot of clean-up work to do in cases like this. The Nissan only had one occupant, who died at the scene, so the investigation will require autopsy findings to determine why the 26-year-old man was driving the wrong way that night. The police suspect alcohol and/or drugs may have played a factor in this senseless accident. Two were killed ostensibly because someone wanted an extra drink or was driving high.

What will the victims do in this case? It’s highly likely the family of the 53-year-old Caravan driver will file a wrongful death lawsuit. The two surviving individuals in the Mazda will want to talk to a personal injury accident lawyer, and find out how to recover compensation for their injuries. This group of people will have enormous bills and no way to pay them from their regular incomes. What can they do as they wait for justice? They can apply for lawsuit funding.

Litigation funding, also referred to as lawsuit financing, is an emergency loan to an approved plaintiff, to help them handle all of their expenses until their case is resolved. All a plaintiff needs to do to apply for lawsuit settlement funding is to contact a litigation funding company. The case is reviewed and once it is approved, based on the chances it will win, the pre-settlement funding is sent directly to the plaintiff’s bank account.

A lawsuit loan helps the plaintiff get back on their feet financially, and once those pressing necessity bills are paid, they can just wait until their case is decided. There is no pressure to deal with insurance companies, and should the case lose in court, and that does happen sometimes, the plaintiff walks away, keeping the lawsuit funding without any strings attached.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

Defective e-cigarettes cause severe harm when they explode

April 1, 2012

Those who feel the need to smoke, but want to quit are trying e-cigarettes. Yet this is a product that is not without serious issues.
One could see this incident coming, just knowing how the electronic cigarettes are put together. In this case, a defective, exploding battery seriously injured the smoker. Will there be more?

The accident happened to a Florida man, who was smoking in his study, enjoying his e-cigarette, when all of a sudden it was like being hit by lightening. The cigarette blew up, sounding like a Fourth of July firecracker. The man sustained serious mouth damage. He lost part of his tongue and all of his teeth. A fire also started in the room; all of this mayhem caused by something as small as a cigarette?

Investigators on the scene are pointing fingers at a faulty lithium battery, brand unknown, as nothing was left of it after it exploded. All that remained was evidence of a recharging station near the 57-year-old man’s chair. While these portable and smoke free little electronic cigarettes are the latest trend to help smokers quit inhaling tobacco, tar and other carcinogens, they may be in their own way just as deadly. This explosion makes that quite clear.

End result? This victim may not be able to speak properly, will likely require either dental implants, dentures, or expensive dental surgery to remove any roots left behind after the explosion. It will be a long, painful process for him, and an incredibly expensive one. How will he pay for all these bills and his regular financial obligations?

After consulting his personal injury attorney, he may wish to investigate whether he qualifies for litigation funding. This is an emergency lawsuit “loan” designed to help plaintiffs like the unfortunate e-cigarette victim get out of the money pit of medical expenses while waiting for a personal injury case to be resolved. Pre-settlement funding takes care of all of the important expenses and allows the victim to wait for justice without worrying how day-to-day bills and expenses will be paid.

Lawsuit funding can be used for medical expenses, home, car or other bills, as well. All a victim needs to do is call a litigation funding company, provide his lawyer’s name and case details, have his case reviewed, approved and receive his money by wire within 48 hours. Litigation funding is the backup the victim needs in a lawsuit.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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