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Transplanted Lungs Of Heavy Smoker Kill Donor Recipient

February 22, 2013

You have to wonder what people were thinking when diseased lungs were transplanted into a cystic fibrosis patient.

It won’t surprise too many people to find out that the deceased in this case died of a lung tumor, thanks to an organ transplant of the diseased lungs of a heavy smoker. What were people thinking? The 27-year-old woman died about a year and a half later after the surgery, as a result of a malignant mass in her lungs. Her family and her new husband wanted to know why they were not told about the smoking history of the donor, a fact that would have allowed the recipient to make an informed choice as to whether or not to proceed with the operation.

As it turns out, there are a number of medical facilities that accept “not perfect” organs, and they do so because there are not enough donors to meet the needs of the long list of recipients. In many cases, patients waiting for a lung transplant jump at the chance to take a set of smoker’s lung, betting they would be better than what they are living with currently.

The other side of the story is that if hospitals refused to accept organ donations from smokers that the number of donors would decline and the waiting list for lung transplants would become even longer. The longer a waiting recipient is on the list, the higher their chances of dying early.

Whether or not the family decided to file a wrongful death, medical malpractice lawsuit is not known. However, if they did choose to do so, they would have to find a way of paying their staggering medical expenses while they waited for their case to go to court. They would not be able to do that without applying for litigation funding. A lawsuit loan would give them immediate cash to pay their bills and allow them to turn down any offers from an impatient insurance company, hoping to get them to settle quickly and for less money than they would likely get in court.

The process of applying for pre-settlement funding is as easy as 1-2-3 and may be done in mere minutes online. Once the application form is filled out, and the lawyer’s name is provided, the case is assessed. If the plaintiff is qualified, the fast cash arrives in their bank account via the fastest method possible. Once it is there, they may pay their bills immediately. Lawsuit funding is not for everyone, but it is worth researching if you are facing an uphill battle with bills that you have no way to pay.

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

Teen Shot To Death Over Paintball Game

February 11, 2013

The world is a strange place these days. Imagine a young teen being shot over a paintball game.

This wrongful-death story from South Dakota began with an argument over a paintball game. It got seriously out of hand, and the victim was shot by a classmate. The details of the incident are still up in the air, and may be for a long time, until the investigation is completed. In the meantime, the 16-year-old shooter is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder.

The victim and shooter were classmates at a local high school. On the day of the fatal shooting, they were hanging out with another friend, at the home of the shooter. They started wrestling and arguing about a paintball game. It appeared to be just a friendly shoving match, until the shooter grabbed a semi-automatic shotgun and pointed it at the witness. The witness told police he heard the gun click and then watched the teen fish a shotgun shell out of a drawer in the kitchen, load the gun and point it at him again. At that time, he heard another clicking sound.

Realizing it was not a good place to be, the witness attempted to leave the house. The victim then put himself between the witness and the shooter. The gun was fired and the witness saw blood splatter. At that point, he ran from the house and called for help. When police and first responders arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died in hospital.

There are a number of unanswered questions, not the least of which is why the shooter reached for a gun in the first place and why he subsequently loaded it and aimed it at the witness and then shot another teen. These questions will remain a mystery until the police conclude their investigation.

The dead teen’s family may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit; a suit that would go to court after the criminal proceedings were concluded. In the period of time that would take, the family would be struggling to handle their usual bills and the expenses arising from the medical care their son was accorded while alive and his funeral and burial expenses. How would they manage financially?

One way for them to handle their finances while waiting for justice would be to apply for litigation funding. Pre-settlement funding is accorded to qualified plaintiffs, and dispatched to their bank account within 48 hours or less. It is an easy process to apply for a lawsuit loan, and it may be done online, or by calling the litigation funding company directly. They understand that a plaintiff has faced many obstacles before making that call, and they are treated with courtesy and respect. Lawsuit funding is a win-win situation for the plaintiff. Why not check it out?

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

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