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Lawsuit Financial Advances Money For The Holidays

November 25, 2015

Litigation Funding Corporation recently announced that it will offer plaintiffs who are struggling financially to obtain fast cash this holiday season, in most cases within 24 hours of approval.

Litigation Funding Corporation not only understands that finances tend to be strained after personal injury, but we also know it can take months, even years for you to receive a fair settlement from the at-fault party. We also understand the additional stress the holidays can bring at such a difficult time. Through a lawsuit cash advance, we provide money necessary to pay outstanding bills or to make the holidays a little brighter with a special dinner or gift for a loved one; there are no restrictions on how the money is used. We also make the application process as seamless as possible; applicants never have to worry about credit checks, meeting employment requirements, or making monthly payments. The only requirement for a funding is a valid lawsuit and attorney representation. Additionally, litigation funding is provided risk-free, meaning that plaintiffs only repay the advance if the case is successful.

If you are in a pending lawsuit and need a little extra cash in your pocket for holiday shopping, consider the legal funding services of Litigation Funding. A lawsuit cash advance can also be the solution necessary to level the playing field and give you “staying power” so that your attorney can achieve the highest recovery possible. Simply complete our online application or call our office toll-free at 1.866.LIT.FUND. We will work quickly to review your case and make a funding decision within 24 hours because helping you when you need it most is our top priority.

Litigation Funding Corporation is a leader in providing cash advance options for injury plaintiffs nationwide. The company is owned and operated by Mark Bello, a Justice Pac member of the American Association for Justice, Sustaining and Justice Pac member of the Michigan Association for Justice, Member of Public Justice and Public Citizen, Business Associate of the Florida, Mississippi, Connecticut, Texas, and Tennessee Associations for Justice, and Consumers Attorneys of California, member of the American Bar Association, and the State Bar of Michigan.

A Leak in Melodie Dickerson’s Bowels Leads to Permanent Care for Life

November 20, 2015

A $7.5 million jury award, slashed to $3.5 million due to capping, goes to Melodie Dickerson for a leaking hole in her bowel left after colon surgery.

The trial took two weeks from start to finish and the jury handed down a very large medical malpractice award of $7.5 million, a figure that is to be reduced to $3.5 million due to capping. Lawsuit caps may only be overridden if a jury finds a physician was grossly negligent, acted with malice when the patient was harmed, reckless or acted fraudulently.

Her lawsuit was filed against surgeon Andrew Morfesis of the Owen Drive Surgical Clinic in Fayetteville, alleging he left her with a leaking hole in her bowels, caused during colon surgery in 2010.

Dickerson was extremely ill after the initial surgery, being plagued by recurring and severe infections, eventually tracked back to a hole in her bowel. She remained in hospital for over four months, enduring three more operations and a six-week coma. She now requires care for the rest of her life. She alleges the surgeon and doctor in charge of her aftercare, Dr. Kelly Marie Van Fossen, were negligent.

The defendants insisted at trial that Dickerson’s ill health was a result of other causes and the leak had developed later, not due to a mistake made during the initial operation. They further stated they had saved Dickerson’s life in the face of inherent health risks. The jury disagreed and found them negligent, but not reckless. The award was $3.24 million to cover hospital and other expenses and losses, an extra $4 million representing non-economic damages and $300,000 for her husband’s loss of consortium.

While waiting for the trial to take place, the Dickerson family may have approached a litigation funding company to apply for a lawsuit loan to keep them financially stable until their case was heard. Pre-settlement funding is an emergency lawsuit loan sent to a qualified plaintiff, working with an attorney. The attorney and plaintiff work as partners to provide information to the litigation funding company.

Applying for a lawsuit loan is user friendly, easily done online or by phone, and the representatives are highly trained to assist applicants. Many plaintiffs in dire financial circumstances have found applying for pre-settlement funding helped them pay off their medical expenses right away and wait while an attorney was assembling a court case.

San Francisco Tour Bus Involved In Crash Was Never Inspected By The California Highway Patrol

November 17, 2015

Twenty people were injured, including four critically, after an open-air double-decker tour bus collided with several vehicles at a construction site for a new Apple store in downtown San Francisco. Two of the critically injured suffered major head injuries and one has an extremely serious broken leg. Five of the 20 injured remain hospitalized.

Witnesses told police that the driver of the bus was driving erratically and speeding for at least two blocks before hitting a bicyclist, pedestrians and striking several moving cars before slamming into scaffolding at the construction site. Victims were pinned beneath the bus and fallen scaffolding. The bus also knocked down several power lines used to propel the city’s fleet of electrical buses.

City Sightseeing’s CEO Christian Watts issued a statement saying that the company inspects its vehicles every 45 days or less, and the bus that crashed was last inspected Oct. 25. Also, that the bus is registered with the DMV. However, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) maintains a list of all tour vehicles that carry more than 11 passengers in California and said the bus was not registered, therefore the California Highway Patrol never inspected the bus that crashed. City Sightseeing has been previously investigated by the CPUC for insurance and ownership issues, and was fined for failing to produce records during a safety audit. The tour company’s permit was revoked in 2013, but it is currently operating under a new one.

A bus accident oftentimes will result in a complex litigation. In many of these cases, there are often numerous victims and numerous defendants. This could result in a long delay before victims receive compensation for injuries. Family members may not have the funds to help through this difficult time, and banks don’t typically loan money to personal injury victims. Furthermore, money from a bank is a loan that must be paid back, with monthly payments. Litigation Funding Corporation can assist victims and family members through the difficult financial issues facing them. Applying for litigation funding can help with lost wages, medical expenses, and ongoing living expenses such as paying the mortgage or rent, utilities, or simply putting food on the table. In fact, litigation funding may be the only option to prevent victims from settling too soon and for too little. There are no upfront fees, no monthly payments, and repayment of the cash advance is only made when the case is won. It our client loses the case, repayment of the cash advance is completely waived. When the bills and expenses are covered, it is much easier to fight for justice to be served.

If you are suffering financially while waiting for a personal injury lawsuit to settle, consider litigation funding to give you a strategic advantage. Our quick and easy application and approval process can take less than 48 hours. Call Litigation Funding Corporation to discuss your financial needs.

Carol Saleh Alleges Hospital Misdiagnosed Her Condition, Leading to a Stroke

November 13, 2015

Carol Saleh alleges negligent medical care caused her to sustain a stroke.

NorthShore University Health System (Glenbrook Hospital) and Dr. Steven Meyers are being sued by Saleh for failing to diagnose and treat hypoglycemia in a timely manner, not ordering lab work to determine why her physical and mental status kept changing during her admission and failure to determine the cause of a stroke and to treat the underlying cause in order to prevent further injuries.

According to the statement of claim (Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L009811), Saleh was a patient at Glenbrook Hospital in March 2014, and in the care of Meyers. Due to the physician not correctly or appropriately treating her for hypoglycemia, she alleges she was the victim of a stroke that that then remained untreated for several hours causing her further pain, anguish and injury and a prolonged stay in hospital.

If a doctor, other medical professionals or a hospital do not properly care for a patient, that individual may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice can take on many forms from misdiagnosis to medication errors and surgical errors to failure to diagnose.

The Saleh family may wish to consider sourcing litigation funding to help them get through the next few months while their case is being prepared to go to trial. Pre-settlement funding is an emergency cash loan sent as quickly as possible to a qualified plaintiff.

The lawsuit loan goes straight into his or her bank account and may be accessed to pay for anything. However, most plaintiffs receiving litigation funding know that it is wise to pay medical bills first and keep the remainder for pay for their normal and usual financial obligations, such as student loans, rent, mortgage and car payments.

Litigation funding is not for everyone, but it is a good option to look into. Being financially strapped while waiting for a trial is enormously stressful and may contribute to deteriorating health consequences for the plaintiff. They have already been through the wringer in more ways than one before they make a call to a litigation funding company, or apply online.

Representatives are highly trained and treat all applicants with respect. A plaintiff wishing to apply for pre-settlement funding needs to be able to provide the required documents for verification of their case and must also provide the name of the attorney he or she is working with to facilitate matters.

This is a no stress process and plaintiffs do not require a credit check, do not need to be working when they make an application, do not pay any money up front or over the term of the lawsuit loan and may keep the money if their case loses in court.

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