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Four-Month-Old Infant Left Without Oxygen for Ten Minutes

July 30, 2014

An infant in hospital care was left for ten minutes without oxygen in 2009. The hospital failed to provide him with proper airway support or enough oxygen, leaving him with permanent brain damage.
The boy is now four years old and requires intensive care to live daily life. His family has filed a lawsuit asking for $40 million to care for him and cover past and future medical expenses. There may be punitive damages awarded and, possibly, approximately $10 million for lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement and lost of use of his legs and arms.

The child was diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in 2009, when he was just four months old. He was taken from Onslow Memorial Hospital to Greenville, where the physician on duty and the transport team were allegedly medically negligent in ensuring he received the amount of oxygen he needed during the trip and in the E.R. upon arrival.

The breathing tube they were using was not working. On arrival at the hospital, medical personnel tried to intubate the baby twice while he went without enough oxygen for ten minutes. As a result, he sustained preventable brain damage and permanent physical disabilities.

His family would be reeling under the weight of the expenses for their son’s ongoing medical care. Finding the funds to pay those bills would be difficult, if not impossible, and they would still need to stay current with their other usual expenses. A family in such a situation might apply for litigation funding (also referred to as a lawsuit loan). Litigation funding is emergency funding advanced to a qualified plaintiff that allows him or her to pay outstanding bills while waiting for the case to be settled or go to trial.

A lawsuit loan is pre-settlement funding that allows a plaintiff the peace of mind to focus on healing and caring for their family members. Once an application has been approved, the cash arrives by wire within 48 hours. Plaintiffs may then take care of their everyday business, knowing they have a way to pay their debts — one less worry for stressed plaintiffs facing financial ruin.

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Lawsuits Filed Against Six Flags Magic Mountain

July 28, 2014

Roller coasters are generally safe, but they are also the most dangerous rides at amusement parks. The “scare factor” is the thrill of the twists, turns, and speed. Unfortunately, sometimes terrifying accidents occur. When someone is injured due to negligence on the part of someone else, victims may seek compensation for damages. They may also seek pre-settlement funding to help pay expenses until their case settles.

The latest scare occurred on the Ninja at Six Flags in California. The roller coaster derailed when a tree branch fell on the tracks, stranding 22 riders for hours. The front part of the roller coaster detached from the track and dangled at about a 45-degree angle, pointing to the ground; the car was about 20 feet in the air. Four people were injured as a result.

While the California Department of Industrial Relations is investigating whether the park is responsible for the crash, two victims have filed lawsuits against Six Flags Magic Mountain, seeking unspecified damages. The suits allege that the park’s negligence caused the ride to be “dangerous, defective, hazardous and unsafe.” The plaintiffs seek compensation to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Unfortunately, the wheels of justice could take a long time. If they are living paycheck to paycheck, time may not be on their side. To avoid financial ruin or settling too soon for too little, the plaintiffs may want to seek pre-settlement funding.

A pre-settlement cash advance provides much needed cash to cover bills and expenses during the litigation process so the plaintiff’s attorney can pursue the case to full settlement value. Pre-settlement funding is a risk-free advance; there are no payments until the case settles and if the case is lost, the repayment is waived. To apply, simply complete an online application. Once the underwriters evaluate the case, if approved, funds can be available in as little as 24 hours.

If you have questions or would like to learn more if pre-settlement funding fits your case, contact us online or via phone at 1-866-548-3863.

Help for Victims Injured by Defective Medical Products

July 22, 2014

We expect the products we purchase to be designed and manufactured in such a manner that they are safe. We also expect that the manufacturer will provide reasonable warnings of product dangers and recalls. Yet, every year thousands of consumers are seriously injured or die as a result of defective or faulty products. When medical device manufacturers fail to properly ensure that their products are designed with safety in mind, they should be held legally accountable for the injuries caused by their products. A defective product lawsuit may be necessary to compensate an innocent victim, alert the public about the dangerous product, and create an economic incentive for the manufacturing company to produce safe products and provide sufficient warning of the dangers of their products, ultimately resulting in the saving of lives.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bed Handles Inc., of Blue Springs, Mo., have recalled over 110,000 adult portable bed handles after three woman reportedly died after becoming entrapped between the mattress and the bed handles. All three victims were living in an assisted living or adult family home at the time. An investigation into the product revealed that the handles are dangerous because they can shift away from the mattress, creating a gap that disabled or elderly patients can fall in to and potentially strangle or become trapped.

Although the recall comes too late to save the three lives that were lost, the families of the victims might have a legitimate injury claim against the nursing home/assistant living center and the product manufacturer. It is important that they contact an experienced personal injury attorney to understand their rights. Once a lawsuit is filed, if these families need financial assistance until the case settles, they may be able to procure litigation funding.

At Litigation Funding Corp., we understand that the litigation process takes time and during this period bills can pile up, resulting in financial hardship. With our quick and easy litigation funding services, Litigation Funding Corp. can help put money in your pocket with no risk to you. We require no monthly payments, no credit checks, and the applicant does not need to be employed. The only requirement to obtain funding is a case with merit. Repayment is only made once the case settles; if the plaintiff loses the repayment is waived.

If a loved one has been seriously injured or died as a result of using these adult portable bed handles or any defective or recalled product and you have filed a personal injury lawsuit, you may be eligible for litigation funding. If you do not yet have a defective medical product attorney, Litigation Funding Corp. can refer you to excellent legal representation in your area, at no cost to you. With our simple application and quick approval process, plaintiffs can obtain cash relief in less than 48 hours. Call today to learn more; our experienced representatives are here to answer all your funding questions.

Mother and Two Infants Die of Undiagnosed Tuberculosis

July 18, 2014

A recent lawsuit alleges that medical malpractice led to the death of the plaintiff’s wife and his twin daughters when doctors failed to diagnose them with tuberculosis. The husband’s attorneys have stated that the suit has been filed to achieve accountability and justice from the Las Vegas Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. They have named medical professionals at the hospital and have claimed wrongful death and gross negligence. 

According to the statement filed with the lawsuit, 25-year-old Vanessa White was taken to Summerlin Hospital in May 2013. Allegedly, the staff did not follow required protocols in screening her for infectious diseases, which would have included tuberculosis. White had multiple symptoms that indicated the likely presence of the disease. 

While White was being treated at the hospital, her two children were born prematurely. The lawsuit alleges that their early birth was related to the failure to diagnose and treat tuberculosis.

White was allowed to roam the neonatal intensive care unit and care for her babies without wearing the required gloves and respiratory mask, a violation of hospital standards. One of her twins died in June and the other passed away in August. While she was in care, only White’s symptoms were treated. It was not until she died in July 2013 that she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. 

The lawsuit argues that medical personnel failed to meet the accepted standard of medical care — an observation backed by the plaintiff’s expert medical witnesses. A failure to diagnose and treat caused three deaths and spread of tuberculosis to others. More than 20 hospital employees were exposed to and contracted the disease, prompting the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration to fine Summelin Hospital $39,600.

The medical bills involved in such cases are staggering. The surviving spouse would also need to find a way to pay for three unexpected funerals. 

Ideally, he could apply for litigation funding, also called pre-settlement funding, to deal with his overwhelming expenses. As the term “pre-settlement funding” suggests, he would receive funding before a settlement or verdict is reached. A lawsuit loan can allow plaintiffs to resist insurance companies who press them to settle for reduced awards quickly.

To apply for a lawsuit loan, he would need to work with his attorneys and provide the litigation funding representative with the details of the case and its probable chances of success. Once the case is assessed, the funds could be sent directly to his personal bank account within 48 hours. At that point, the debts may be paid and the remainder of the funds retained to help pay bills while the case makes its way to settlement or to trial.

Why does a Plaintiff Involved in Personal Injury Litigation Need Lawsuit Funding?

July 10, 2014

Are you the victim of medical negligence? Have you filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, but it is taking more time to settle than you can financially bear? Just because you are seriously injured due to the negligence of someone else, doesn’t mean the bills stop coming in. If you are one of the many people injured in a medical malpractice accident each year and you need a lawsuit funding, Litigation Funding Corp may be your answer. Our lawsuit cash advances afford plaintiffs the staying power to ride out the rough times so that they can get the proper amount of money in their lawsuit.

Due to the complex nature of medical malpractice cases, the discovery process is often long and drawn out. Often times, plaintiffs simply do not have the financial resources to wait for years before being compensated. That was the case for 52-year-old woman who underwent surgery for block arteries. Improper surgical techniques during the procedure resulted in her blood pressure dropping for a prolonged period of time, depriving the woman’s organs of adequate blood supply. The surgeon’s negligence left the woman a paraplegic. A two-year long medical malpractice lawsuit resulted in a $2.5 million award. A lawsuit cash advance, helped lessen the financial burdens this woman was facing while providing time for her attorney to obtain maximum compensation. It didn’t matter that she was unable to work because lawsuit funding is provided strictly on the strength of a case. Furthermore, there are no monthly payments so nothing was repaid until her case settled.

Are you are in a similar situation and don’t want financial issues forcing you to settle too soon for too little? If you need a way to pay living expenses while pursuing your right to justice, contact a legal funding expert, call our office or visit us online. We would be happy to review your case and see if we can help you avoid draining your financial resources to the point of accepting a low settlement. Cash advances are provided on a non-recourse basis meaning that if an advance is made, but nothing is recovered, you are not required to re-pay the advance.

Why wait months or years to get money from your settlement? Apply for lawsuit funding and pay your bills in less than 48 hours.

Lawsuit Funding: A Risk-Free Mechanism for Plaintiffs to Pay the Bills

July 7, 2014

Hospitals and doctors can do remarkable things for their patients; they save lives and cure illnesses every day, in hospitals and clinics all over the country. However, they can also make mistakes, serious ones, and making them accountable for those mistakes will make them more careful, almost always, and help prevent them from reoccurring. When patients are scarred, maimed, and, even killed by preventable medical neglect, they or their loved ones can seek damages. Whatever the situation may be, Litigation Funding Corporation is committed to assisting victims of medical malpractice claims by providing a lawsuit cash advance prior to case settlement.

A man (I’ll call him “Jeff” for this post) arrived at the ER with severe neck pain and numbness in his arms and legs. A doctor diagnosed his condition as neck strain and released him from the hospital. A few hours later, Jeff became completely paralyzed from the chest down. He returned to the hospital where he was left untreated for almost two more hours. It was later determined that Jeff suffered from a herniated disk that was compressing his spinal cord and causing progressive neurological injury. Now, he will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair; he is unable to walk, run, run a bike, or work. Jeff filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligence. After a 3 year legal battle, the jury awarded him $3.5 million.

This case shows what happens when doctors are negligent when it comes to patient care. It also shows how long medical malpractices case can take to settle. The emotional, mental and physical stress was enough to deal with; the last thing he needed to worry about was how to pay the bills. That’s where Litigation Funding Corporation was able to help. We provide lawsuit funding to help plaintiffs withstand the litigation process and still be able to pay the bills. It did not matter that Jeff could not work; we only care about the strength of the case. After completing an online application, one of our professional staff members obtained case documentation from Jeff’s attorney and within 24 hours, we were able to approve him from a $5,000 cash advance. He owed us absolutely nothing until his case settled at which time we were repaid from the proceeds of the case. Had Jeff lost his case, he would have owed us absolutely nothing; the cash advance was provided totally risk-free.

If you are the victim of medical malpractice, have filed a lawsuit, and need assistance paying your bills, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. We may have the mechanism you need to pay your bills, keep your credit standing, and fight for your rights.

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