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Two Hospitals Allegedly Failed to Provide Proper Treatment to Mother and Son

January 30, 2017

Two hospitals allegedly failed to provide proper treatment to a pregnant mother. Her unborn son allegedly sustained severe lifelong injuries that prevent him from being able to stand, crawl or walk.

According to the information filed in this court case, the defendants allegedly failed to provide prudent and proper medical care to the pregnant plaintiff and in failing to do so caused permanent and catastrophic injuries to her baby. The baby, now four years old, is disabled for the rest of his life and will never live independently, requires around-the-clock skilled care, cannot go to school and will not be able to hold a job.

Information submitted in the lawsuit indicated the pregnant mother was having a difficult time with nausea, headaches, dizziness, backaches and possible decreased fetal movement. She was experiencing these multiple symptoms three weeks in advance of her due date and went to her local medical center to be evaluated. She was not assessed, did not receive an ultrasound or have a biophysical profile completed. Instead, she was sent home.

The mother went back to the medical center the next morning where another obstetrician scheduled a C-section for her for the following day. When the baby was delivered he displayed seizures, apnea, poor color and tone. He was transferred to an intensive care unit and stayed there for 12 days. While in the neonatal intensive care unit, it is alleged, staff did not monitor his ventilator settings, which resulted in low CO2 blood levels.

When a loved one sustains serious injuries due to medical negligence, the family may wish to file a medical negligence lawsuit. However, while waiting for the case to move forward, they cannot wait to deal with financial necessities. Litigation funding may be the perfect solution. If the family hires an attorney and files a claim, they are eligible for pre-settlement funding.

A lawsuit loan is a fast cash advance against a pending lawsuit that acts to supplement a plaintiff’s loss of income. The cash advance helps victims cope financially while they wait for fair compensation. Without the pressing necessity of trying to find funds to pay for bills, the plaintiff may wait to have their case resolved and they do not need to settle for less than the potential full value of their case.

Litigation Funding Provides Plaintiffs Financial Support to see Their Case to Completion

January 27, 2017

After an auto accident, injured victims have a lot to worry about — physical injuries, medical bills, and unpaid time off from work. Working with the insurance company will mostly likely be difficult and time-consuming task. They know you’re in a vulnerable position, and usually will take advantage of that fact. A common strategy for insurance companies is to make a “low ball” offer; you should only settle for what you deserve.

An auto accident attorney helps victims navigate through the process so that just compensation is reached. However, a long and complicated legal process often causes financial hardship. Securing pre-settlement litigation funding can help with expenses so plaintiffs don’t have to suffer financially while a case is litigated.

Litigation funding provides plaintiffs in civil suits with a cash advance to help them weather financial hardships during a pending claim. It has several benefits over a traditional bank loan. Where a traditional loan implies monthly payments, litigation funding requires no payments to be made until a settlement is reached. If a plaintiff fails to recover damages, the “lawsuit loan” does not need to be repaid. Additionally, it is not necessary to be employed or have good credit to obtain litigation funding. The strength of the case and the likelihood of its success is our only concern when making a funding decision.

If you are a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit, don’t let financial distress force you to settle for less than you deserve. After applying for litigation funding, Litigation Funding Corporation will usually be able to provide a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours. Click here to complete an application or to request a free, no-obligation consultation.

Lawsuit Funding Fills a Critical Financial Need for Plaintiffs

Unless you have been personally affected, you most likely do not realize what goes into a personal injury lawsuit, or that it can drag on for months, sometimes years. It could be because the defendant is delaying to get the plaintiff to settle for less or it may be simply waiting for a court date. Whatever the cause for delay in reaching a settlement, life still goes on and bills must be paid. In times like this, a plaintiff can turn to Litigation Funding Corporation.

We provide immediate cash advances, known as litigation funding, to plaintiffs while they wait for their claim to settle. A lawsuit cash advance is based on the merits of the case, not credit score or employment status. Once we receive an application and applicable case documentation, Litigation Funding can make a decision within 24 – 48 hours. If approved, the money can be spent anyway the plaintiff chooses, with no restrictions. Even better, litigation funding is provided on a non-recourse basis meaning there is no risk. The only way the plaintiff pays anything is if the case is won. At that time, repayment comes from the proceeds of the settlement. If the plaintiff loses the case, repayment is completely waived.

If you need money now while your case proceeds through the legal process, apply for litigation funding by click here or calling Litigation Funding Corporation toll-free at 1-866-548-3863.

How Does Litigation Funding Corporation Help Plaintiffs in a Pending Lawsuit?

January 25, 2017

If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, you deserve to be compensated. Unfortunately, many plaintiffs will struggle financially until a case settles because they are unable to work and the bills continue to mount. Defendants know it’s just a matter of time before the bills and expenses get overwhelming. When this happens, many plaintiffs will settle for far less than they deserve. They will rationalize that “something is better than nothing.” Accepting a less-than-favorable settlement will only result in further financial suffering.
There is an alternative solution that gives plaintiffs a chance to stay the course and see their case through to a final verdict or settlement!

If you are a plaintiff in a personal injury case, litigation funding can help you stand up for your rights and fight your case. A lawsuit cash advance is very different than a typical bank loan. There are no monthly payments, no credit checks, and no employment history necessary to obtain approval. The only requirements are attorney representation and a strong case.

The application process is quick and straightforward; it takes less than five minutes to complete a funding application. Once you apply, your attorney will provide documentation on your case so a funding decision can be made. After a case is approved, funds are typically available via direct deposit or overnight mail within 24 – 48 hours. Repayment of the cash advance is made at the time the lawsuit settles. If the case is lost, the lawsuit funding is forgiven. You owe Litigation Funding Corporation nothing!

To learn how litigation funding can help get you emergency cash during your pending personal injury lawsuit, apply online or call our office, toll-free, at 1-866-548-3863.

Litigation Funding Helps Plaintiffs Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable for Their Actions?

January 24, 2017

You were seriously injured in an auto accident due to a distracted driver. The medical bills are piling up, you need to replace your damage car, you are unable to return to work, and your credit cards have reached their limit. Your attorney said your case won’t settle for at least six months so you asked the bank for a loan; they turned you down. Now what?

You are faced with two options – settle with the insurance company, knowing their offer is much lower than what you deserve and your attorney says he can obtain if you just wait, or apply for litigation funding.

All too often, plaintiffs who are injured settle for far less than they deserve from those who were distracted because they need the money immediately. Litigation funding is a way to cope in terms of paying the bills so your case can proceed to justice you get the full damages you deserve and the responsible person is held accountable.

Litigation funding is a cash advance against your anticipated settlement. There are no upfront costs or fees, no credit check, no employment verification, etc. Whether you are approved is based solely on the strength of your case, and how likely it is you will win. If approved, the money can be used however you wish, although we recommend that it be used for “emergency” needs, such as medical expenses, mortgage, car payments, etc. As a non-recourse type of funding, repayment of the cash advance is made from the case proceeds. We will never require repayment should you lose the case.

Don’t wait another day for the financial relief you need. Litigation Funding Corporation has streamlined the application process; it is quick, easy, and hassle-free with our online application. If approved, funds can be available in as little as 24 hours.

Alleged Medical Malpractice Leads to Woman’s Death

January 19, 2017

Patient sues a health care provider after she falls attempting to get to the restroom.

A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed by patient, at a Charleston medical center, Jane Smith (not her real name). The woman who was heavily sedated, woke up in her room, attempted to use the restroom and fell. The fall resulted in disabling and severe injuries that subsequently required two expensive surgeries.

The plaintiff alleged that the medical staff negligently removed additional barriers placed on her bed by her daughter, disconnected the safety alarm and lowered the bed rails. Since the patient was still under sedation the absence of such safety precautions were alleged to be a causative factor in the fall.

According to the statement of claim, the patient was billed for an additional $66,294 for the surgeries required as a result of her fall. The lawsuit alleges that in addition to the medical staff failing to render services and proper care in a safe and prudent manner, the patient also suffered from mental anguish and additional pain.

Filing a personal injury medical malpractice lawsuit may be the means to improve quality of care and safety. However, such lawsuits typically take months to years before a settlement is reached. This is a serious disadvantage for individuals living on a fixed income who do not have extra resources to ensure their case keeps moving forward. Litigation funding may be the perfect solution in a case such as this.

With a lawsuit cash advance, also referred to as litigation funding or pre-settlement funding, plaintiffs can meet their financial obligations and other everyday living expenses. Pre-settlement funding approvals do not require the applicant (plaintiff) to have good credit, make monthly payments or to have a job. Payments are not made until the lawsuit is settled successfully or a jury verdict for the plaintiff is handed down.

Lawsuit loans are considered to be a non-recourse cash advance, which means if the plaintiff loses their case, repayment is waived. With such a significant advantage in favor of the plaintiff, there is no need to settle.

Plaintiffs of Helicopter Crash can Obtain Immediate Financial Relief with Pre-Settlement Litigation Funding

January 17, 2017

On April 4, 2016, a Bell 206-L helicopter on a sightseeing tour crashed before bursting into flames, killing the pilot and all four passengers on board. The helicopter was destroyed by fire. The crash also sparked a forest fire that created massive plumes of smoke.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the helicopter hit the side of a mountain before it went down; the agency has yet to release a final report.

The first lawsuit was filed by the husband and mother of one of the victims. She had gone on the flight with her son, daughter, and her daughter’s boyfriend who were in town visiting the woman and her husband. The complaint alleges negligence on the part of the owner of the helicopter company, claiming that he failed to properly maintain the helicopter and ensure the pilot was competent. The lawsuit goes on to state “the helicopter crash and subsequent death of [his wife] were the direct and proximate result of the negligent acts and omissions and conduct of [the owner],” and his team.

Litigation resulting from a helicopter crash can take years before a settlement is reached. It is difficult enough to suffer the death of a loved from a helicopter crash; the last thing surviving family members should worry about is their finances.

For victims in need of financial relief, pre-settlement litigation funding is a viable option. With non-recourse funding from Litigation Funding Corporation, plaintiffs can get immediate cash to pay the mounting bills and to meet monthly living expenses. Our litigation funding services are provided on a non-recourse basis. There are no credit or employment requirements to be met and no monthly payments to make. Funding is based strictly on the strengths and merits of the lawsuit. Most importantly, if our client does not win or settle, repayment of the lawsuit cash advance is waived.

The application and approval process is quite simple. All it takes to get started is to complete a one-page application; we do the rest. We will contact the plaintiff’s attorney for case documentation, and typical make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours. When the lawsuit successfully settles, we are repaid from the case proceeds. Again, if the case fails, the repayment is waived.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a crash, are currently involved in a drawn-out legal battle, have retained a contingent-fee attorney, have strong liability against a sufficiently insured defendant and need financial assistance, call Litigation Funding for a free analysis of your case funding situation.

Litigation Funding Helps Plaintiffs Negotiate From A Position Of Strength

January 12, 2017

Whether an auto accident was due to driver negligence or poor road conditions, innocent victims may be able to recover compensation for damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Litigation funding can be a financial lifesaver if you need help paying your bills while your case is pending.

A personal injury lawsuit can take a long time winding through the courts, time many plaintiffs might not be able to afford. Injuries can result in time out of work and medical bills can put an extra strain on already reduced finances. Insurance companies know this and will present a lowball offer. Although it may be a long road to achieving a fair settlement, it doesn’t have to be a financially bumpy one. With litigation funding, there is no reason to settle for less than full case value.

While many refer to litigation funding as a “lawsuit loan”, it really isn’t a loan in the customary sense. It is a cash advance against the proceeds you expect to receive when your case settles. The money can be used to pay medical bills, day-to-day living expenses, or any other financial obligations. Unlike a bank loan, there is no employment or income verification and credit score doesn’t matter; funding is based solely on the strength of the case. Additionally, there are no upfront fees or monthly payments, and no out of pockets expense. Repayment only occurs once the case successfully settles; if lost, the repayment is completely waived.

At Litigation Funding Corporation, we have streamlined the application process; it takes less than 5 minutes online or over the phone. Next, we will contact the plaintiff’s attorney for case documentation to determine eligibility for funding. If approved, cash can be available in as little as 24 hours, via direct deposit or overnight mail. If you are in need of short-term cash during your pending claim, contact Litigation Funding. We provide a free, no-obligation consultation and our professional staff will guide you ever step of the way to ensure the litigation funding process is not only timely, but hassle-free.

Princess Cruise Passenger Sues for Sewage Slip and Fall

January 11, 2017

While most slip and fall accidents are simply ‘just accidents’, there are some accidents that happen due to the negligence of the cruise line or its employees. Establishing negligence by the cruise line and then proving that negligence can be quite difficult. Injured passengers should seek legal advice from an attorney experienced in maritime laws (the laws of the seas).

A passenger aboard one of Princess Cruises’ ships has filed a lawsuit resulting from a slip-and-fall accident aboard while vacationing with her husband last year.

According to the complaint, the cruise ship was docked for repairs to its sewage system. The plaintiff claims she went to a public restroom aboard the ship, but the toilet was overflowing with sewage and she slipped and fell, striking her face on the door. She says that she was knocked unconscious, laying on the contaminated bathroom floor. The lawsuit states that as a result, the woman had to get a tetanus shot and was placed on various antibiotics. The lawsuit claims the cruise company is responsible for her permanent injuries and emotional distress.

Maritime laws apply not only to injured workers, but, also to passengers. The cruise ship is obligated to keep areas free from hazards and alert passengers as well as employees about dangerous conditions. A cruise ship company will generally be liable to its guests and passengers for injuries sustained that are a result of negligence when the operator knew or should have known about the dangerous condition. The most common injuries include slip and fall accidents.

Whether you are injured as a passenger or an employee at sea, it is highly recommended that you retain the services of an experienced maritime attorney to pursue your case. Litigation Funding Corporation has strategic relationships with attorneys all over the country who specialize in this area of the law. Our attorney referral program promises to locate a legal specialist in any area of the law, including Maritime law, with 48 hours of your request.

Often times, those involved in a cruise ship accident lawsuit eventually face financial hardships. Many can’t work and the legal process is long and drawn out. Some cases take many years to resolve. At times like this, Litigation Funding Corporation can help. We can provide litigation funding to pay your extraordinary medical expenses, mortgage or rent payments, car payments, food, utilities or other important expenses.

Once we received a funding application, we will request some case documentation, evaluate the lawsuit to determine funding, and if approved, direct deposit or overnight mail funding within 24 – 48 hours. There is no need for a credit check or employment verification; we are simply repaid once the case settles. If there is no recovery on the case, no money is repaid. It’s that simple!

If you have been injured on a cruise ship due to negligence of the crew or cruise line, you may have a potential claim. Once you file a lawsuit, if you are financially strapped, leverage our money into a larger case settlement. Contact us at 1.866.LIT.FUND to learn more or apply online to get started.

Man Charged With Felony DUI After Deadly Crash

January 10, 2017

One of the most negligent acts by a driver is getting behind the wheel while under the influence.
A single vehicle crash in Charleston, S.C. left one man dead and another arrested on a felony DUI charge.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a white Buick Park Avenue was speeding when the vehicle slid across oncoming lanes and struck a tree stump. The driver and a passenger were transported to the hospital with serious injuries; the passenger later died from blunt force injuries.

Officers found a beer can on the driver’s side floor board and an empty case of beer in the vehicle; they said the driver smelled of alcohol. He has been charged with felony DUI resulting in death. The crash is still under investigation.

While it is the role of the criminal courts to punish the negligent driver by revoking his license, issuing fines, and/or sentencing him to jail time, the ruling will not compensate the victim’s family for his death.
With the help of an experienced auto accident attorney the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Compensation can cover medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.

Justice usually takes time, often years. The loss of a family member will often lead to financial problems until a settlement is reached. For financial assistance during this time, many plaintiffs will turn to litigation funding.

Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash to pay funeral expenses, medical expenses, regular monthly bills and other necessary expenses. It also helps to prevent damage to a plaintiff’s credit score. When a plaintiff is financially stable, his/her attorney has time to fight for fair compensation rather than settling the case prematurely.

Applying for funding is easy online or over the phone. Funding decisions are based on the strength of the case; there is no need for a credit check, employment verification, monthly payments, or upfront fees. Once approved, cash can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Best of all, litigation funding is repaid only upon a successful settlement. If the plaintiff does not receive a favorable cash settlement, he/she is under no obligation to pay back the cash advanced.

If you believe litigation funding could help you survive during the pursuit of your personal injury or wrongful death claim, you owe it to yourself to contact Litigation Funding Corporation, a direct lender for litigation funding. We can provide a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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