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Woman Wins $2.7 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit After Missed Breast Cancer Diagnosis

August 29, 2014

In 2011, Jacqueline Ortega went to a women’s health clinic after finding a lump in her breast. She was sent for an ultrasound that revealed two abnormal lesions and a cyst. More than a year later, her surgeon discovered that the disgnosed cyst was actually a dangerous, cancerous mass.

Ortega never saw her ultrasound results, and she was sent to a general surgeon. The doctor informed her about the cyst but did not mention the lesions. She was advised to call if there were any changes to report.

In 2012, Ortega did notice changes and attempted to contact the surgeon, Dr. Marc Adajar. Her symptoms appeared to be consistent with the presence of cancer, yet the surgeon did not mention the possibility and said the changes were the result of an infection. Ortega was slated for surgery in July 2012 to take care of the cyst.

During the operation to remove the cyst, Dr. Adajar could not find one; he instead discovered a Stage IV mass that had metastasized to her lungs. The mass was so large that it could not be removed in its entirety.  

After the surgery, Ortega chose to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, naming the radiologist and surgeon for failure to diagnose cancer. The $2.7 million settlement was completed in April 2014. If the surgeon had properly diagnosed the lesions and cyst/lump in 2011, the plaintiff may have only been a Stage II breast cancer patient and in a state far easier to treat.

Waiting for a trial is nerve-wracking and expensive. Bills still need to be paid, and cancer treatment is notoriously expensive. What can a family short of cash do to deal with all of their financial obligations? 

The best resolution is often to apply for a lawsuit loan from a litigation funding company. Pre-settlement funding is money given in advance of a settlement or trial that can be used to pay necessary and important bills such as the ones for medical care, mortgages, student loans, utilities and rent.

While pre-settlement funding may be used for anything, it is wise to pay the pressing bills and save the rest. 

Litigation funding is not for everyone, but many find its benefits very appealing: no credit checks, no fees to apply, no monthly fees and the ability to keep the funding, with no strings attached, if the case is lost in court.

Litigation Funding Helps Financially Burdened Plaintiffs Win Their Lawsuit

August 25, 2014

The most common personal injury claims are auto accidents. Whether the negligent driver was talking or texting on a cell phone, driving under the influence, speeding, or engaged in another distraction, s/he can be held accountable. When innocent victims suffer serious injuries, are unable to work, and facing a long litigation process, litigation funding provides a way for someone who would otherwise not be able to afford to file a lawsuit to seek justice and get the compensation they deserve.

If you find yourself in this situation, don’t let financial worries prevent you from seeking the compensation you deserve. Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance that can help you pay medical expenses, mortgage or rent payments, car payments, household expenses, and any other expenses while you pursue your claim for as long as it takes. It also helps prevent you from becoming deeper in debt and jeopardizing your credit standing.

Here’s how it works:
1. Complete our online application or call our office toll-free at
2. We will contact your attorney for required documentation
3. Our underwriters will review the documentation and decide if your case merits a cash advance.
4. If approved, a contract will be prepared and signed by you and your attorney.
5. We will wire funds directly into your account within 24 – 48 hours.
6. You pay nothing until your case settles. If you don’t win, you are not responsible for repaying the advance.

Litigation funding is not the solution for everyone, but it is a very good option for those who need financial help while they await the outcome of a lawsuit. If this sounds like a viable solution to your money problems, apply online or call our office toll-free at 1-866-548-3863 to learn how litigation funding can help you pursue justice and receive the compensation you deserve.

Medical Negligence Lawsuit Filed After Young Child Dies of Cancer

August 18, 2014

In 2009, the Dickhoff family filed a lawsuit alleging that the doctor who treated their 7-year-old child failed to diagnose her rare form of cancer. The family claims that their daughter could have been cured had she been diagnosed promptly in 2006, when she was born with a suspicious lump on her buttocks.

Court documents suggest that Dr. Rachel Tollefsrud told the parents to keep a watchful eye on the lump, but not to worry about it. Inexplicably, documentation relating to the lump did not appear in the child’s medical file until she was a year old. By then, several other doctors had diagnosed the lump as cancerous. The child died in July 2013.

During the trial, the doctor commented that the Dickhoff child was the first she had treated with cancer — and because of that, she is now more aware of such anomalies when they appear. In her defense, she argued that she provided the child with the accepted standard of care, did not do anything wrong and wished she could have acted sooner. 

The outcome of the case may have interesting legal ramifications. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a judgment that allows a family or patient to ask the court for damages if a doctor’s medical negligence results in a reduction of an individual’s chances of recovery or survival.

The Dickhoff family faced enormous medical bills as they cared for their daughter until her death. They may have been in a precarious financial situation and unable to handle all their usual financial obligations with the medical costs for their child. One solution may have been for them to seek litigation funding, also called a lawsuit loan. 

Pre-settlement funding is approved and send within 48 hours for qualified plaintiffs, provided that their case meets certain criteria and that they are working with an attorney of record.

There are many benefits for plaintiffs when they apply for litigation funding. They do not have to entertain any insurance company offers to settle and do not need to have a job when they apply. There are no credit checks, no fees to apply, no monthly fees and, should the case lose in court, the lawsuit loan funds are the plaintiffs to keep, no strings attached.

After the Lawsuit Is Filed it may be Time to Apply for Lawsuit Funding

August 14, 2014

Thousands of innocent victims are injured or die due to the negligence of someone else. These unfortunate events can result from an auto accident, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, slip and fall, or product liability. Often times, the more serious the injury, the harder it will be for a plaintiff to withstand the litigation process. A seriously injured plaintiff, especially one who is out of work or requires around-the-clock care may be forced to settle too early for too little compensation in order to pay medical expenses, the mortgage or rent, auto payments, and daily living expenses. A plaintiff represented by an attorney, is eligible for lawsuit funding, a non-recourse cash advance based on the potential value of the pending lawsuit.

Litigation can be expensive, sometimes incredibly expensive. Lawsuit funding helps plaintiffs go the distance without being forced to accept anything less than a fair settlement. Many plaintiffs will be out of work for weeks, months, even years; they will not have the income during their recovery period. Lawsuit funding is sometimes their only access to cash; many victims do not have good credit and/or income to qualify them for a traditional loan. Traditional loans also require monthly payments which may be difficult for plaintiffs injured, disabled and without income. By removing a plaintiff’s financial burden, lawsuit funding enables a lawsuit to be resolved on its true merits.

Lawsuit funding is not for everyone, but for many plaintiffs it is the only hope pay their bills while maintaining their fight for fair compensation. If you have been involved in a personal injury lawsuit, have filed a claim, and need financial assistance to pay the bills and/or avoid foreclosure, contact Litigation Funding Corp. We offer free, no obligation funding advice and case evaluations. All that is required for funding approval is legal representation and a case with merit. Once we evaluate your case, if you are approved for funding, we can usually wire cash into your bank account within 24 hours. Then, pay your bills and focus on healing while your attorney focuses on your case. Lawsuit funding really is a quick and easy, no-risk solution during your financial time of need.

Avoid Financial Disaster and Meet Your Financial Obligations

August 11, 2014

Waiting for your lawsuit settlement money from your case can be financially straining. A lawsuit cash advance can provide plaintiffs with immediate financial relief from money problems.

A dump truck driver slammed into the back of a Nissan Altima stopped at a red light on a New Jersey road. The impact sent the two vehicles through a guardrail and into a lake. When police arrived on scene, they found the dump truck completely on top of the Altima, which was submerged more than two hours before emergency personnel were able to remove it from the water. The driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene; the driver of the truck was treated at the hospital and released.

Witnesses told police the dump truck driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and driving erratically and a prosecutor alleges the he caused three other accidents earlier the same day. Shortly before noon, the truck driver rear-ended an automobile at a light. In less than three hours, he was involved in a three-vehicle accident in which he was issued a summons for careless driving. Shortly after driving away from that accident, he drove across a lawn causing damage. He has been charged with one count of second-degree death by auto, and was also issued five motor vehicle citations: reckless driving, careless driving, operating a commercial vehicle without a proper license, and failure to observe a traffic signal. An attorney for the negligent truck driver alleges that his client had been recently diagnosed with diabetes and was suffering from erratic blood sugar at the time. An initial review of the toxicology reports shows no sign of drugs or alcohol in his system.

In auto accidents where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, the at-fault driver can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses. The family of deceased victim can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages such as funeral and burial expenses, loss of future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship. Unfortunately, the legal process can take upwards of several months to years before compensation is received. During this time, if they need financial assistance to pay the bills, litigation funding may be the answer.

Insurers will delay the case as long as they can and low-ball a settlement offer so families in financial distress will feel pressure to settle for less than full compensation. Obtaining auto accident litigation funding can neutralize this tactic and provide plaintiffs the ability to pay the bills, and avoid eviction, bankruptcy, and ruined credit.

If you need cash now to relieve the burden and constant worry of waiting for compensation that you are entitled to, turn to litigation funding. With Litigation Funding Corp., there are no upfront fees, no credit checks, and no payments until the case settles; best of all, you keep the money if you lose your case. Our one-page application can be completed in less than five minutes or call one our legal funding specialists. Once received, we will do the rest. We will contact your attorney and get the necessary documents; if approved, we will wire funds directly into your bank account, usually in less than 48 hours. The cash advance can be used for anything you need, but most victims will use it to pay the mortgage or rent, medical expenses, funeral expenses, or ongoing household bills.

Don’t settle for pennies on the dollar; let us provide your litigation financing so litigation can run its course and provide a fair settlement. Call at 1.866.548.3863 now!

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Chesapeake Bay Trailer Accident Seek $19 Million

August 4, 2014

Have you lost a family member due to the negligence of others and need cash now? Death of a family member, especially a bread winner, caused by the fault of another person or company can have devastating legal and financial consequences for the unfortunate victim’s family. These types of lawsuits can take years to resolve. Litigation funding can provide valuable financial assistance to the families of the victims.

Family members of three men who died in a 2007 auto accident on the Chesapeake Bay have filed wrongful death lawsuit. The accident occurred when a homemade trailer detached from a SUV. The lawsuit alleges that the trailer was poorly built and improperly secured, there was no safety hitch pin in place, and the chains used to Investigators also determined that the chains used to pull the trailer were too long allowing the front of the trailer to hit the ground and the bolt that secured the chain to the trailer was improperly secured. It also alleges that the driver of the SUV was driving too fast. Additionally, the suit names the Maryland Transportation Authority as a defendant alleging that it knew the risks in allowing two-way traffic on one span of the bridge and should have installed barriers between the lanes of opposing traffic. The suit also names the owner of the trailer and the drivers of two tractor-trailers involved in the accident as defendants. The lawsuit seeks $19 million.

These families may be suffering financially due to funeral expenses and quite possibly other bills that are piling up due to lost wages. Litigation Funding Corporation may be able to help with immediate cash needs. We are a litigation funding company providing financial assistance in advance of an expected settlement or verdict in a pending case. Securing a lawsuit cash advance can help pay funeral expenses, medical bills, mortgage, credit car debt, and other out of pocket expenses. Litigation funding can also help avoid the pressures of settling too soon, for too little.

There are no application fees or monthly payments. Because we approve funding based solely on the merits of the case, there are no credit checks, employment verification, or collateral required. We are repaid once our clients successfully settler their case; if the case is lost, the repayment is waived.

Call or visit us online for a free consultation or to apply for no-risk litigation funding. We stand ready, willing and able to evaluate your legal financial request to see if you qualify for a cash advance and how much your case can afford.

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