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Pressure Sores, Necrotic Penis Contribute to Nursing Home Resident’s Death

September 29, 2016

Donald Shelton died in the Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center as a result of grave injuries. His estate is suing the facility for wrongful death and negligence.

Shelton, who was 78 at the time of his death, was a retired handyman. He had been a resident at the Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center prior to being hospitalized. He was only there for three days when he was sent to Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center, a long-term care center. He arrived at that facility on June 6, 2015.

Shelton subsequently developed great difficulty breathing and sepsis and was sent to a hospital June 14, 2015. He died on the 15th of June. The statement of claim further alleged he was not assisted with oral health or given a bath during his short stay at the care facility.

According to court documents, when Shelton was admitted to the health care facility, it was discovered that he had two serious wounds, one on his right buttock and on his left heel. It is alleged that staff at the long-term care center did not reposition him often enough to halt the damage caused by pressure sores. As a result, when he was admitted, he had two gaping pressure sores that showed bone and muscle, and his genitalia were necrotic and black.

The wrongful death lawsuit states that even though Shelton was only in the care facility for eight days, he suffered a rapid and serious decline in health and that all the multiple named defendants should have provided sufficient, adequate and proper care, nursing services, and dietary requirements. The fact that Shelton was not moved enough or properly cared for is cited as a significant causative factor for emotional distress and the pain and suffering he coped with prior to death.

Mr. Shelton’s family may wish to consider applying for litigation funding to assist them in paying their dad’s medical bills, funeral and burial expenses. There is no cost to apply for a lawsuit loan and no fees charged unless you are successful in winning your lawsuit.

If you lose, you keep the pre-settlement funding. There are no strings attached and you do not pay it back. If you win your case, the fee amount per the terms of your contract is repaid. You get a rebate for early settlement and a fair compromise if the settlement is not what you expected.

With the co-operation of your attorney, you are typically funded within 48 hours or less from the time you put in your application to the time your lawsuit loan arrives in your bank account. Litigation funding may be the right lifesaver at the right time.

Alcohol and Speed Probable Cause of Fatal Crash on the LIE

Three people died and nearly a dozen others were injured after a multi-vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) in Queens last month.

The initial crash occurred when the 25-year-old driver of a black Infiniti apparently lost control and hit a guardrail around 4:20 a.m. The impact cause the Infiniti to split in half; the front portion landed in one of the lanes of the LIE and was hit by an Acura TL. The driver of the Infiniti and two passengers were ejected from the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The two other passengers were transported to an area hospital, one in critical condition. The Acura driver was unharmed.

The fatal crash spawned a chain-reaction pile-up when a dump truck, attempting to avoid the first accident, collided with five other vehicles stopped by the first crash. Several people were injured in that crash.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the Infiniti driver was speeding and lost control of the vehicle. It is unknown whether any of the occupants were wearing seat belts. Alcohol may have also played a role as it was reported that the quintet inside the Infiniti were on their way home after a birthday celebration at Bar Nine in Hell’s Kitchen.

Many factors may have reduced the severity of this crash. For example, investigators will be looking to see if the guardrail was faulty. Guardrails are supposed to be designed to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a crash. If a guardrail is able to split a vehicle in two, it may not be designed properly. The second crash may have been due to negligence on the part of the dump truck driver. Was he distracted or speeding?
The details of this fatal crash won’t be known until the investigation is complete. In the meantime, those who lost a loved one will struggle to pick up the pieces and move on. The injured victims may endure months of medical treatment to heal; some may face life-long injuries. An experienced attorney can help the victims understand their litigation options and rights to seek compensation for their loss.

Serious injuries or death in an auto accident can leave victims and their families with serious medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, income loss, and other expenses. Cases like this take years to settle, especially if it involved proving the government was aware of a significant roadway danger, but failed to fix it. The bar that served the Infiniti driver may also be held accountable. Did bar employees ignore obvious signs of intoxication?

By the time these families are able to see the settlement of their lawsuits, they may have medical bills, funeral expenses, and other bills piled up. Applying for litigation funding is often the perfect solution. Litigation funding is a means of obtaining fast cash when plaintiffs have nowhere else to turn.

Since litigation funding is based on the merit of the case, credit and employment are irrelevant. There are no upfront fees or monthly payments, and the cash advance is only repaid if, and when the case successfully settles. Once approved, funds can be available within 24-48 hours by check or wire.
Call Litigation Funding Corporation if you have been the victim of a drunk or negligent driving accident and experiencing financial hardship. We may be able to provide peace of mind that comes from the assurance that the bills are paid and daily needs are met.

Tire Probably Cause of North Carolina Bus Crash That Left Four Dead and Over 40 Injured

September 26, 2016

A bus accident often times will result in a complex litigation. In many of these cases, there are numerous victims and defendants. This could result in a long delay before victims receive compensation for their loss. Family members may not have the funds to help through this difficult time, and banks don’t typically loan money in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. Litigation funding may be the best short-term relief during a financially difficult time.

Four people were killed and more than 40 others injured when a bus carrying a college football team, as well as some students from a nearby Christian school, crashed into an overpass in North Carolina. Killed were the bus driver, a 10-year-old boy, and two college students.

The bus was traveling to Fayetteville, North Carolina for a game when it appears that one of its front tires blew causing the bus to swerved, slam into a median guardrail, and then sideswipe a concrete bridge column, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Images from the scene showed the side wall of the bus almost sheared off and some of the injured lying on the ground. It is unclear at this time why the tire failed. The National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and North Carolina state police are investigating.

Few events in anyone’s life are as catastrophic as finding out that a loved one has been killed due to the negligence and carelessness of another person or entity (company). If someone else’s careless or reckless behavior caused your loved one’s death, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your loss.

The complexity of a bus accident injury or wrongful death claim such as this can take months, even years before a settlement is reached. If these families are experiencing financial duress to the point where help is needed, litigation funding may be an option.
Litigation Funding Corporation assists victims through difficult financial issues by providing short-term cash to pay medical expenses, funeral or burial expenses, or to handle monthly bills such as mortgage payments, car payments and household expenses. The application process is quick and easy because funding is based completely on the strength and merit of the lawsuit. We do not charge application or upfront fees, nor do we need a credit check or employment verification. Additionally, there are absolutely no payments made until the case settles. Most importantly, funding is on a non-recourse basis meaning if the plaintiff does not win or settle the case, we completely waive repayment of the cash advance.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a bus accident, it is important to contact an attorney to help recover compensation for your loss. When you need help with life’s necessities, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. Our bus accident litigation funding service is designed to provide rapid financial relief and allow your attorney time to obtain the best settlement.

Family Reaches $4.2 Million Settlement Against Waianae Coast Health Center

September 21, 2016

A $4.2 million settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit has been reached with the family of a 32-year-old man who went to the emergency room with a sore throat and died at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.

The man went to the ER in January 2013 where a doctor determined he had an abscess in his tonsils and arranged for the patient to see an ear, nose and throat specialist. Then, the ER doctor decided to do a further evaluation under sedation, but the man lost consciousness and died.

According to the lawsuit, the doctor not only performed an unnecessary procedure, but failed to properly evaluate the patient’s airway for any risks prior to the sedation. “His airway was narrowed by his swollen tonsils and he became unable to breathe due to a lack of oxygen, became unconscious and died,” said the family attorney. The lawsuit also claimed that there was no anesthesiologist present and the amount of sedation was too much.

The man’s widow said she hopes improvements have been made at the health center to ensure other families do not go through the same tragedy.

This case is a perfect example as to the time it takes between filing a lawsuit and reaching a settlement — time that often causes financially difficult for plaintiffs. When the ability to wait for compensation is not an option, pre-settlement lawsuit funding may be.

Pre-settlement lawsuit, a cash advance based on the predicted outcome of a case, can help pay medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and any other outstanding bills while waiting for the case to settle. Lawsuit funding is often referred to as a lawsuit loan, yet is quite different. There are no credit checks, employment verification, or monthly payments. Receiving funding is based solely on the strength of the case. Most importantly, lawsuit funding is risk-free.

The lawsuit cash advance is provided in return for a promise to repay after the lawsuit settles or the jury rules in the plaintiff’s favor. If the lawsuit is lost and the court rules in favor of the defendant, there is no obligation to pay back the advance.

Those who apply for a lawsuit funding are often approved, and receive the funds within 24-48 hours. If you are a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit, don’t let the process wreak havoc on your financial situation. Let Litigation Funding Corporation help you fight for restitution for as long as it takes to win.

When Surgeons Leave Behind Surgical Clip, The Patient Pays Dearly

September 19, 2016

We trust that when we have surgery the doctor will take all the necessary steps to prevent us from further injury or harm. However, that is not always the case. Medical mistakes consist of many types of errors including such things as misdiagnosis, wrong medication, wrong dosage, failure to diagnose and surgical mistakes.

More than a dozen times a day, doctors sew up patients with sponges and other supplies mistakenly left inside. The mistake can lead to serious injuries; in some cases it can cost the patient their life.

A Chicago man has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that a surgeon left a surgical clip — a small device used to help pull sections of the body away from an area where surgery is taking place — inside his body following the procedure. A malpractice lawsuit alleges negligence, resulting in the patient suffering severe pain and physical injuries. He also had to endure another surgery to remove the clip. The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000 as well as legal costs.

Medical malpractice lawsuits can take years before a settlement is reached. This can be tough for anyone living paycheck to paycheck or unable to work. Unfortunately due to the amount of time it takes for these cases to settle, victims are put in a tough financial position. Not many would have enough savings to cover the medical costs this man most likely encountered from the surgeries alone. Some victims may decide to settle their case early to avoid debt. That is exactly what the insurance company wants you to do. There is another alternative to an early settlement – litigation funding, a cash advance against your lawsuit to help pay those medical bills, mortgage, rent, and more.
During the litigation process, if this man needs financial assistance, he may wish to consult a litigation funding expert. Litigation funding, if approved, can help a medical malpractice victim with their daily household bills and expenses, as well as medical expenses while waiting for a fair settlement or verdict. This lawsuit cash advance helps prevent a pennies-on-the-dollar settlement, while providing staying power for a fair and equitable settlement later. The application process takes less than five minutes. With no credit checks and no employment verification, the approval process is expedited. All that is needed is case documentation from the plaintiff’s attorney. If approved, a cash advance that could be wired to his bank account within 24- 48 hours of approval.

Litigation Funding Corporation is a unique legal finance company. We are the experts in evaluating medical malpractice cases and providing medical malpractice litigation funding during difficult times. Medical malpractice plaintiffs struggling to pay the bills should consult Litigation Funding Corporation to learn more and to determine if litigation funding is a viable option.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Reveals Worker Partially Scalped, Asphyxiated

September 15, 2016

Francisca Gomez died on-the-job at Crookham Co. Seed. Her hair got caught in a piece of machinery.

According to the documents filed in this wrongful death lawsuit, Gomez was not the first person to have caught their hair in a moving piece of machinery at the seed plant or their clothing entangled in conveyors in other plant locations. One of the workers who previously had their clothing seized by a conveyor belt was Francisca Gomez’s daughter.

Just prior to her death, Gomez was cleaning a seed treater/picking table. As she crawled under the table to clean the area, her hair became wound up in the machine. According to the coroner, she died as a result of being partially scalped, sustaining significant blood loss and traumatic asphyxia.

The lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of the company for not adhering to operating manual instructions for the table that cautioned there were several steps to follow to ensure the safety of workers using the equipment. The instructions said the table was to be disabled and workers given hard hats to complete their job.

Allegedly, Gomez was intentionally not given a hard hat and told to clean the table while the system was operating. Furthermore a post-accident safety assessment revealed several safety concerns, hazards, violations and dangerous conditions.

Other allegations in the statement of claim suggest the employer did nothing to save Gomez and instead ordered others in the same area to keep working. Some were working a few short steps from the body after the accident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a significant penalty for serious infractions in relation to the death of Francisca Gomez.

The Gomez family would have been faced with unexpected funeral and burial expenses in addition to trying to cope with their usual monthly financial obligations. They may wish to consider applying for a lawsuit cash advance.

A lawsuit loan is cash advanced to you to pay for your attorney. Also referred to as pre-settlement funding, legal funding, case financing or litigation funding, it helps you immediately while your lawyer works on your case to get it to court.

While many people wonder if a lawsuit loan is based on an individual’s credit rating, litigation funding is not based on an applicant’s credit history. The funds are sent to an approved plaintiff to cover legal and other expenses for their personal injury case, provided they have an attorney of record. If your case does not succeed, you keep the lawsuit loan with no strings attached. It’s certainly worth checking out.

Chicago Nursing Home Accused Of Negligence In Wrongful Death Claim

September 14, 2016

The family of deceased man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence on the part of Skokie Meadows Nursing Centers, Inc., d/b/a Cambridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Inc. The lawsuit alleges that due to inadequate supervision, the man suffered from pressure ulcers on his lower back and sacral area, which contributed to, or cause his death. The plaintiff seeks damages greater than $50,000 plus court costs.

Nursing home negligence and abuse are all too common due in part to overworked nurses, under-trained staff, and/or a simple lack of interest by nursing home staff. Negligence takes many forms, including ulcers, bedsores, urinary tract infections, sepsis infections, lack of proper nutrition, dehydration, and more. This is a very specialized legal area and requires an experienced nursing home neglect and abuse attorney. Choosing the right attorney is a vitally important decision. If you do not know an attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse, Litigation Funding Corporation has excellent legal referral sources all over the country to assist you; this is a free service for injury victims and their family members.

The litigation process is typically a financial and emotional roller coaster especially when money is tight and the bills keep coming. Victims do not want to conduct settlement negotiations when they are struggling, financially. If they do, they will, almost always, accept an offer that is less than full case value.

We can assist victims and family members through the difficult financial issues facing them by providing a lawsuit cash advance known as litigation funding. Funding can be used for medical, emotional or financial needs; there are no restrictions on how the money is used. There are no upfront fees, monthly payments, credit checks or employment verifications. Because it is a non-recourse cash advance, if you lose your case you owe nothing. There is no need to settle too soon, for too little or struggle financially when Litigation Funding is here to help.

Visit us online or call us toll free at 1-866-LIT-FUND to discuss your financial needs; we offer a no-obligation litigation funding consultation. Once we receive an application, we will review the request and specific case documentation from your attorney. If approved, Litigation Funding Corporation can send a check or wire funds directly into your account in less than 48 hours. It is that easy.

Driver Arrested in Hit-and-Run ATV Crash

A 30-year-old Oregon woman is speaking out after an ATV crash left her with a traumatic brain injury and her 27-year-old boyfriend dead.

Police said the couple was hit by another ATV in Winchester Bay over the Labor Day weekend. The woman was thrown 40 feet. She was taken to the hospital, where she spent nearly a week with a collapsed lung, broken ribs, fractured face, among other injuries — some which will affect her the rest of her life. She remembers nothing of the crash. Her boyfriend died at the scene.

The negligent driver and two passengers stopped briefly, before abandoning their ATV and fleeing the scene. The driver was apprehended a few days later and faces manslaughter, assault and hit-and-run charges. He died knowing anything about the crash. One passenger was cited for hindering prosecution. The other was not charged, but told deputies that he had been drinking with the driver before the crash.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an ATV accident as a result of negligent driver, you may able to seek fair compensation for your injuries. Going through a lawsuit can takes a long time to reach a settlement. While your attorney is working to obtain full case value, you may be suffering not only from the injuries that you have endured, but because you need money as the mortgage, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other bills keep coming. This is where litigation funding can be a very welcome solution.

Litigation funding is where the plaintiff sells a portion of the case proceeds in exchange for immediate cash. This is a non-recourse cash advance, meaning that it is only repaid when the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, there is no repayment.

While litigation funding is not for everyone, it is a perfect solution for plaintiffs who are unable to secure a traditional bank loan, obtain funds from relatives, or have salable assets. We don’t require a credit check or employment verification. The only factors important to us is that you have attorney representation on a contingency basis and that you have a strong case.

Litigation Funding Corporation is an industry leader with the fastest approval process. Our online application takes less than 5 minutes to complete. We will provide a free case evaluation and if approved for funding, have cash in your hands within 24 – 48 hours.

If you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of an ATV accident which occurred through no fault of your own, don’t let the financial stress of pursuing compensation through the legal system force you to accept an early settlement offer. Litigation Funding Corporation can help by providing you with a lawsuit cash advance and give you the financial staying power to allow your attorney the additional time necessary to maximize your award or settlement. Contact us today to learn more.

Resident Alleges Negligence In Nursing Home Care

September 13, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. Unfortunately, these numbers may reflect only a small portion of the real problem; so many cases of abuse and neglect go unreported each year.

A nursing home has an obligation to care for their residents and provide the necessary medical attention. Unfortunately, this responsibility is often shirked, usually as a consequence of understaffing, under-trained employees, and other cost-cutting measures. When that happens, nursing home residents can suffer significant injuries, including death. When abuse or neglect occurs in the nursing home setting, the facility can be held liable. Consulting an experienced attorney is an important first step.

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Princeton Memorial Company d/b/a Princeton Health Care Center, a nursing home operator, alleging insufficient measures were taken to provide a safe environment. According to the lawsuit, during the period of time that the plaintiff was a resident at the defendant’s facility, she suffered from multiple falls, hematomas and rib fractures that resulted in needless pain and suffering. The complaint states that the defendant failed to provide adequate supervision and safety devices to prevent accidents, and failed to monitor and assess her condition. The plaintiff is seeking an undisclosed amount.

The litigation process is typically a financial and emotional roller coaster, especially when money is tight and the bills keep coming in. Victims do not want to conduct settlement negotiations when they are struggling, financially. If they do, they will, almost always, accept an offer that is less than full case value. Instead, plaintiffs may wish to apply for a lawsuit cash advance from Litigation Funding Corporation.

Litigation funding is available in a quick and easy three step process.
1. Complete an online application or call us toll-free at 1-866-LITFUND.
2. We will contact your attorney to obtain pertinent case documentation.
3. We review your application and the case documentation for funding approval and can wire a check within 24 – 48 hours.

There are no upfront fees, credit checks or employment verifications with obtaining a “lawsuit loan“. The best part is that our lawsuit cash advances come with no risk to you. You repay us only if you win your case. If your case is lost, you keep the advance.

If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect, contact an experienced nursing home negligence attorney. If you need immediate financial assistance to help improve living conditions or pay medical expenses contact Litigation Funding. Contact one of our funding representative with any questions or to help you with the qualification process. You won’t find better customer service or attention to detail than from Litigation Funding Corporation.

Three Killed In Crash On Trip To Festival Of Life Outreach Event

September 12, 2016

A Pennsylvania woman and two teenagers were killed in a crash on Interstate 79 near Bridgeport, W. Virginia after a box truck crossed the median and collided with the minivan in which they were passengers. The deceased were part of a church group traveling to an outreach event called Festival of Life. Three others in the minivan and two people in the truck were treated at the hospital for injuries. The accident forced the highway to shut down for eight hours.

Was the driver of the box truck distracted? Was he driving under the influence or speeding? Did a distraction or other motorist cause him to swerve and lose control? Was there a mechanical failure or defect?

While all the details of this fatal auto accident won’t be known until the investigation is complete, the victims and their families should seek legal advice from an experienced attorney as soon as possible to understand their litigation options and rights to seek compensation for their loss.

Wrongful death and serious injury accidents can often cause immediate and long-term financial problems. Legal finance services can provide both immediate relief.

A strategically placed “lawsuit loan” may be just what these victims need while awaiting settlement or a jury verdict in their personal injury or wrongful death case. This service, known as litigation funding, helps plaintiffs pay medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and ongoing monthly bills during the litigation process.

It is easy to apply for a litigation funding online or by phone, and there are no costs or fees associated with the application. If approved, the lawsuit cash advance would arrive within 24-48 hours by check or by wire. There are also no monthly payments, credit checks, or employment verification. Repayment is contingent upon the outcome of the case; if the plaintiff loses, the lawsuit cash advance is waived in its entirety. That is correct; the plaintiff would owe nothing. Where else can you obtain a “risk-free lawsuit loan”?

Litigation funding can mean the difference between settling for less too early and waiting for a fair judgment later. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, do not resolve your case for less than full value because of pressing financial need. Consult an attorney to protect your legal rights. Then call Litigation Funding Corporation to ease your financial burden and give your attorney the time needed to obtain full value on your case.

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