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Noted Composer’s Death Possibly Resulted From Medical Misdiagnosis

December 29, 2014

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Marvin Hamlisch’s estate alleges medical negligence in the form of misdiagnosis.

According to court documents, Hamlisch’s primary doctor may have misdiagnosed him from the beginning. The statement of claim indicates that the physician, Dr. David Cohen, permitted his patient to travel even though he had low blood pressure, chills, weakness, nausea, exhaustion and difficulty breathing. Cohen allegedly attributed the symptoms to back pain, even though Hamlisch had a kidney transplant that appeared to be doing its job.

Although there were conflicting reports about the cause of death, it was ultimately determined he died of lung failure. Court documents suggest that Hamlisch’s sudden death was due to the medical negligence of his doctor. Allegedly, Cohen repeatedly dismissed his symptoms without conducting a physical examination. Further, the argument states that the diagnosis was done while the physician was on vacation and out of the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

The doctor returned to work on July 30, 2014 and discharged his patient, opining that a five-and-a-half hour flight to Los Angeles would be “perfectly safe.” Hamlisch left for Los Angeles on August 1 to score the movie Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas as Liberace. Although he did arrive in Los Angeles, he collapsed, went into an unrelenting coma and died five days later on August 6.

His family may benefit from applying for a lawsuit loan to tide them over financially until the case is resolved. Litigation funding is available for plaintiffs who are struggling to keep up with usual bills and added financial burdens, such a medical bills and funeral and burial expenses.

Pre-settlement funding is often available fairly rapidly upon application by a plaintiff. All applications are treated with respect and dignity. Litigation funding intake specialists realize the applicant has gone through a lot before coming to them for help. In most cases, funding is approved in less than 48 hours and is sent directly to the plaintiff’s bank account, where he or she may start paying bills and setting funds aside for the long wait to trial or settlement. The plaintiff must have an attorney of record to be eligible for a lawsuit loan.

While pre-settlement funding may not suit every applicant, it is an option many may wish to explore. Serious injuries or death often bring very high bills, and not everyone has the means to source the kind of funding needed to deal with those expenses without help.

Securing Lawsuit Financing Could Secure a Favorable Settlement

December 18, 2014

Much goes into negotiating an insurance settlement and trying a personal injury lawsuit. After you have been in an automobile accident, taking on this time-consuming task is the last thing you want to do. An experienced attorney can even the playing field, especially when you are going up against a big insurance company. Lawsuit funding can help you avoid settling for less than you deserve.

An attorney is essential in obtaining a reasonable and fair resolution in your auto accident case. A full recovery of compensation may include:

• medical & hospital expenses
• loss of wages
• physical therapy
• pain and suffering

But, filing a lawsuit is only the first step. How will you pay the bills while waiting for a settlement? During this time, finances should not be a pressing concern. You may need to concentrate on recovering from injuries and giving your attorney time to strengthen the merits of your case. Enter lawsuit funding.

Lawsuit funding is a way to obtain quick access to cash without the need for monthly payments, credit checks, or employment verification. Best of all, lawsuit funding is provided on a non-recourse basis. This means you will only be responsible for paying back the advance if you win your case. If you lose, you owe nothing. If you are currently in the process of an injury claim or lawsuit and interested in lawsuit funding against your case, contact us today. If approved, you could have cash as quickly as tomorrow.

Knowingly Aborting an Abnormal Fetus Poses a Delicate Ethical Issue

December 15, 2014

Brock and Rhea Wuth did not know their child would be born with a genetic defect. In utero tests indicated a 50-50 chance of the baby being normal.

The Wuths, both teachers, alleged that the Medical Center did not send Laboratory Corporation of America the information it needed to look for a genetic defect in the correct location – an oversight that resulted in the birth of a son, now 6 years old, with an IQ of less than 70 who cannot walk. The baby was born in 2008 with unbalanced chromosomal translocation. The problem can result in either missing genetic material or extra genetic material in a person’s DNA.

The result would have been entirely different had the hospital sent the correct information to the lab performing the tests. The couple chose to sue Valley Medical Center and the Laboratory Corporation of America for the wrongful birth of their son. Had they known about the condition in advance, they would have chosen to abort the fetus.

Their court case resulted in a $50 million jury settlement.

Some see wrongful death lawsuits as a travesty in justice and claim they demean and denigrate the value of human life. Interestingly, cases of wrongful birth are on the rise. The justice system often finds for the families who, through no fault of their own, end up facing millions of dollars in lifelong childcare because of a medical error.

The medical expenses the Wuth family faces are enormous, and paying those bills is a never-ending process. While waiting for their case to go to trial, they may have been struggling to keep up with the expenses, wondering how they would manage them in addition to their usual financial obligations. Even with an impaired family member requiring extraordinary levels of care, life must move forward.

The Wuths might have befitted from litigation funding, also referred to as a lawsuit loan or pre-settlement funding. Litigation funding assists plaintiffs in paying for medical expenses along with their mortgage, car loan, student loan, utilities and/or rent.

Applying for a lawsuit loan is a user-friendly process that only involves filling out an application online or filling one out on the phone with a staff member. The applicant must have a lawyer hired to begin the application process, and he or she needs to provide case details and an estimated award figure, calculated by the attorney of record.

Once the litigation funding company has the details of the case, it is reviewed quickly, with any funds approved sent to the plaintiff’s bank account within 48 hours. When the money arrives, the plaintiff may pay medical bills immediately and budget out the remainder for “usual” expenses, knowing they have funds to see them through until their case is resolved.

While litigation funding is not for everyone, it allows many people to know they do not need to worry about how to pay their bills while waiting for justice.

Litigation Funding Empowers

December 11, 2014

Obtaining a fair lawsuit settlement can take your attorney time, but it can also negatively impact your financial situation especially if faced with injuries and unable to work. What can you do when you encounter a financial hardship and need cash to hold onto your house or car? Consider litigation funding.

When the powerful defendants purposely cause delays in a lawsuit or drag out a legal claim in order to put extra financial pressure on plaintiffs, litigation funding helps plaintiffs remain in a position of strength allowing their attorney time to achieve the highest possible settlement. With a lawsuit cash advance, you can obtain emergency cash for medical bills, mortgage, auto payments, and daily household expenses without the need for a credit check or employment verification. All that is required to pre-qualify is a pending lawsuit with merit and attorney representation. And, it is 100% risk-free. Funding does not need to be repaid until you win your case, and if you lose, you owe nothing. Therefore, it places less financial pressure on you to settle for less than full case value.

If you are a plaintiff feeling the financial crunch and need cash to pay the bills before your lawsuit settles, our legal funding team would like to help. The application is quick and easy. Once approved, a check can be wired into your bank account within 24 – 48 hours so you can begin taking immediate control of your finances! Other benefits of litigation funding include:

1. No long approval process!
2. No upfront fees or hidden charges!
3. No monthly payments!

If you have any questions about the appropriate use of litigation funding, or would like a free, no-obligation analysis of your case funding situation, call us toll-free, at 248-702-6022 or visit us online and complete the short application form. A representative will contact you quickly to answer your funding questions and get your cash advance started. Unlike most legal finance companies, Litigation Funding Corporation does everything in-house and under one umbrella. From the moment a client submits an application to the time a check is issued, we personally handle it all.

When Determining Fault is a Lengthy Legal Process, Litigation Funding Can Come to the Rescue

December 9, 2014

A 2008 accident between a SUV and a utility truck left the driver of the SUV paralyzed for life. Each driver alleged that the other rain a red light; each claimed the other caused serious injuries. The two cases were consolidated, then tried together. The jury found the utility truck driver 95% negligent and the sport utility driver 5% negligent. The award was $25 million, reduced to $23.8 for the 5% comparative negligence.

Despite a favorable settlement, it was a long legal battle, especially for the paralyzed victim who could no longer work. Ever wonder how a person who cannot earn a living litigate a case for so many years, without assistance in paying ordinary bills and expenses? Social Security Disability benefits may have helped in this case, but these benefits most likely fell far short of paying this man the wages that he was making before the accident. He could/may have sought litigation funding.

Auto accident litigation funding is not just a good option; it is often times the only option. Expenses that an injured victim can suddenly cannot afford can be normal, everyday costs, but these are compounded by the following additional bills and expenses:

• Hospital and medical bills
• Physical therapy
• Medication
• Lost income or wages

Litigation funding has the priceless quality of assisting victims in turning down unreasonable and insulting offers from insurance companies which are trying to take advantage of the plaintiffs’ financial distress. Legal finance services are easy to apply for, either online or by phone. It costs nothing to apply, there are no credit checks, no employment requirement, no upfront fees, and no hassle. If your case is approved, the money is yours and is in your hands within 24-48 hours. Use litigation funding proceeds to pay important bills and expenses: Excess medical expenses, mortgage or car payments, tuition, rent, groceries are some of the many good ways to use legal funding. And, funding is completely contingent upon the outcome of your case; you only have to pay us back if you win your lawsuit and receive compensation.

If you don’t have the financial ability to wait out the litigation process for a settlement or verdict in your auto accident lawsuit, litigation funding could be a lifesaver. Simply complete our easy, online application or call our office toll-free. Our experienced and professional staff can help you understand the legal finance process so you can determine if a lawsuit cash advance is right for your case.

Hospital Malpractice Puts Patient through Horrible Ordeal

December 8, 2014

It is unimaginable that with today’s scientific advancements such things as a wrongful amputation can occur, but they do, and far too often. When a patient loses a limb due to medical negligence s/he is entitled to full compensation for damages. But, how does one determine the compensation to make up for losing a limb and the consequent loss of enjoyment of life?

It wasn’t an easy decision, jurors said, but they eventually awarded a man $10 million, in a medical malpractice case against a hospital and the doctor who treated the patient. After of heart surgery, the patient was administered the blood thinner drug, Heparin. The lawsuit alleged that because the medical staff failed to monitor the patient he developed gangrene that required the amputation of his left leg above the knee and his right foot. The hospital argued that the doctor and nurses acted responsibly, provided appropriate care, and saved his life. An appeal is planned.

An amputation for any reason is life-altering; the amputee will need to learn how to do almost everything. When the amputation is the result of medical malpractice, the patient can file a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is important to seek justice not only to receive compensation to cover medical expenses, but also to hold the healthcare professionals accountable for their life-altering mistakes, promote hospital safety procedures, and prevent similar medical errors from happening to others. Any settlement should take into consideration the emotional aspects -learning to cope and negotiate with life’s challenges and the financial aspects of the loss, including the loss of income and present and future medical expenses such as prosthetic’s, treatment, and occupational therapy.

Amputation lawsuits are not necessarily cut and dry cases. Often times, the hospital and doctors will claim it was a “medical necessity.” While the case winds its way through the litigation process, patients can seek lawsuit funding.

Often, bills pile up while the plaintiff waits and waits for justice. Legal funding takes away the financial pressure to settle a valuable case for pennies on the dollar and assures that justice is done. Lawsuit funding is made available to qualified plaintiff’s to allow them to pay their urgent expenses immediately (medical bills, etc.) and to their “usual” bills, (rent, mortgage, car payments or tuition). All it takes to obtain a lawsuit cash advance is a strong case with merit and legal representation. With an easy, online application plaintiffs can received funding in as little as 24 hours. There is no charge to apply, no monthly payments, and no credit checks. Once approved for funding, fast cash is sent by wire or check. Then, pay the bills and wait for justice. The lawsuit cash advance will not need to be repaid until the case is settled, but if the funded client loses the case, the repayment is completely waived.

If you have lost a limb due to medical negligence, don’t lose your home and your credit standing. Call Litigation Funding Corporation for financial stability during your pending claim.

A Blessing Instead of a Burden

December 5, 2014

Many families need wrongful death litigation funding to help with the financial burden of medical expenses, lost wages and funeral expenses.

After a tire blew, the driver over-corrected causing his SUV to flip several times before landing on its hood. One passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed. The driver and three other passengers were not injured. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

In the aftermath of this fatal accident, family members may be too consumed by anger, grief, and confusion to think about the possible legal ramifications in the loss of their loved one. But, it is important that the family consults an experienced auto accident attorney to understand their rights. If it is determined that the driver or auto manufacturer were negligent, the family may be able to recover financial compensation for their losses.

During a long legal process the costs associated with such an accident may exceed the amount of money available to the family to pay funeral and burial expenses and other bills. While their attorney fights for fair compensation, the families should not face a financial burden. Obtaining litigation funding could be a blessing.

Litigation funding can not only help with immediate expenses, but can mean a better settlement value since it allows time to fight for justice- insurance companies make low offers because they know most people can’t wait.

Don’t wait until you can’t pay your bills; a litigation funding may be the important tool you are looking for to support your family as you wait for compensation. The application is free and since litigation funding is based on the merits of your case, employment history and collateral are irrelevant. Funds can typically be wired directly into your bank account in as little at 24 hours from funding approval. To speak with one of our representatives who can best help you understand your options call 248.702.6022.

Litigation Funding: Helping Those in Time of Need

December 1, 2014

Were you been injured in an auto accident and are waiting for your case to settle? Were you seriously injured and are unable to return to work? Are you struggling to pay the medical bills and daily living expenses? If you answered yes, you may need litigation funding.

With litigation funding, you make no payments while your case is pending. There are no credit checks or employment verifications. The cash advance is provided solely on the strength of your case. The best part of lawsuit funding is that it is a non-recourse cash advance. This means there is no risk to you because repayment is only made once you win your case; lose and you do not have to pay us back.

If you would like to discuss litigation funding options on your personal injury case, contact Litigation Funding Corporation at 248.702.6022 or complete our online contact form. Once an application is received, we will work closely with your attorney to obtain documentation necessary to review your case. If approved, funds can be available in as little as 24 hours.

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