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Company Fined after Worker Crushed to Death by 3,000-pound Concrete Form

February 28, 2017

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees. Unfortunately, many employers’ shortcut OSHA standards exposing employees to significant increased risk of harm and workplace injury.

A 47-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident on August 22, 2016 while working at a concrete plant in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin.

According to a report by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, the man was pinned beneath a piece of heavy industrial equipment because some safety measures weren’t followed. The report states that the 3,000-pound concrete form was hoisted four to six feet in the air before it came loose and fell on the worker. The hoist had two hooks – main and secondary. “It is believed that a secondary hook was not fully hooked,” according to the report. “This hook also did not have a safety latch which may have been a contributing factor.” The worker died instantly, suffering massive trauma to his head, chest and abdomen.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued two citations to the Wisconsin company, which has 15 days to pay the $135,804 fine, enter into talks with OSHA, or contest them to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

In addition to the fines, the company could face a civil lawsuit.

A wrongful death suit can be filed when a loved one is killed due the negligence of another party. Unfortunately, such claims could take years to wind through the legal process, leaving family members to bear the financial burden until a settlement is reached. When there is little or no life insurance, savings, or other funding sources, plaintiffs may be eligible for litigation funding.

At Litigation Funding Corporation, we evaluate case success and potential case value to determine if we can provide a plaintiff with a lawsuit cash advance. The primary objective in strategic litigation financing is to remove financial pressure to settle early and cheap, and to assure that the victims of a tragedy like this receive the compensation they deserve.

Litigation funding is based solely on the merits of the case; credit rating or job status does not matter. The application process is simple and if approved, the lawsuit cash advance can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Upon approval and a signed contract, the funds can be sent within 24 – 48 hours either by wire or by check. The money can be used immediately pay medical bills, funeral expenses, or any other costs associated with the accident and/or to deal with monthly financial obligations. The best part of a lawsuit cash advance is that it’s 100% risk-free. If the case is lost, our clients are under no obligation to repay the cash advance.

Litigation Funding Corporation has underwritten hundreds of these transactions and represented thousands more. Litigation funding is also available for auto accident cases, premises liability cases, medical malpractice cases, product liability case, airplane crash and train crash cases, and others. If you are in a pending personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit and need financial assistance, call 1-866-548-3863 to discuss your funding needs or to begin your lawsuit cash advance funding immediately. We look forward to helping you obtain justice.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Ends with 1.2 Million Award

February 24, 2017

A woman in severe pain went to the emergency room at her local hospital. While moving to an exam room she stated she was dizzy and needed to stop. The resident assisting the woman walk left to find help. The woman fainted and fell, seriously injuring her neck and elbow.

Subsequently, the woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging the hospital had deviated from accepted medical practice when she was allowed to walk and when the resident left her when she stated she was dizzy. As a result of the fall, the woman required surgery.

According to defense counsel the woman’s vital signs and examination on admission were considered to be normal and that her fainting was an unforeseeable event. Given the fact that she appeared to be normal, the resident had acted reasonably in letting her walk and then leaving her to go find help when she stated she was dizzy.

The trial jury found the hospital was not negligent in allowing the plaintiff to walk, but was responsible for leaving her alone when she stated she was feeling faint. The award was $1.2 million, with $600,000 earmarked for damages for past pain and suffering and $100,000 for future pain and suffering, plus other related medical costs.

Prior to filing a lawsuit, most individuals think it is a straightforward matter, which is usually not the case. Getting a lawsuit through the legal system typically strains a plaintiff’s finances. One option to cope with the mounting expenses is to apply for pre-settlement funding. A lawsuit loan, also known as pre-settlement funding, is a non-recourse cash advance to qualified plaintiffs to help them pay bills and other expanses. It also allows the plaintiff’s attorney-of-record the time to achieve a fair and full settlement.

There are no upfront fees, no credit checks, no employment verifications and no monthly fees. Funding is based solely on the strength of the case, with repayment once the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the repayment is waived.

In order to apply for a lawsuit loan, the first step is to retain an attorney. Once that has been done one of our funding specialists can help you understand the litigation funding process and whether it is right for you. Once case documentation arrives from your attorney, we determine if the case has merit. If approved for litigation funding, the cash can be available within 1-2 days of signing the contract.

Fatal Crash on Private Property Appears to be Alcohol Related

February 22, 2017

A North Carolina woman was killed after the SUV she was riding in crashed on private property, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. She was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Neither the driver nor passenger were wearing a seat belt.

Drunk driving accidents occur far too often in the United States. According to the CDC, 28 people die in alcohol-related crashes every day. That equates to one death every 53 minutes. Every two minutes, a person is injured by a drunk driver.

Victims and their families have a right to receive compensation for injuries and deaths caused by a drunk driver. In many cases, the litigation process can take months, if not years, to conclude and a settlement to be paid. During this time, the issue of being able to pay the bills may become an issue, one that could drastically affect how a case progresses. Plaintiffs in these situations may be eligible for a litigation funding.

Litigation funding is a lawsuit cash advance that eases the pressure to settle early and inexpensively. It also gives the plaintiff’s attorney the precious time needed to obtain the fairest possible result. The non-recourse cash advance can be used to pay medical expenses, funeral expenses, mortgage payments, tuition, car payments, grocery bills or ongoing daily living expenses. There are no restrictions on using the cash advance.

When a plaintiff applies for funding, the legal finance company will review pertinent documentation to determine the merits of the case. Once approved and a contract signed, funds can be available to the plaintiff within 24-48 hours. There is no credit check, no employment verification and no payments until the case settles. If the case is lost, there is no repayment obligation.

If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident and the bills won’t stop piling up, consider litigation funding. As in any industry, all legal finance companies are not equal. It is important to do some research and ask questions to determine if litigation funding would be beneficial to you and your case.

Head-On Crash with Tractor-Trailer Kills Woman and Four Children

February 21, 2017

A 29-year-old woman and her four children were killed in a head-on crash after a tractor trailer crossed into the oncoming lane to pass another truck, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The children ranged in age from 21 months to 12 years of age.

As part of the investigation, police will be looking into the truckers driving long, how many hours he had been on the job, and if he was distracted in any way. Officials say that particular stretch of highway has a high volume of traffic and is known for crashes.

Even before the details are sorted out, the family of the victims should consult an experienced auto accident attorney to understand their rights to recover compensation for the loss of their loved ones.

Once the litigation process begins, the road to justice can drag on for years. In the meantime, the family may be left in a bind financially due to additional expenses incurred such as medical bills and funeral expenses. Litigation funding provides quick and easy financial relief.

Litigation funding is a cash advance to help plaintiffs who would be between a rock and a hard place without financial assistance until a settlement is reached or a verdict handed down by the courts. To qualify, a plaintiff needs attorney representation and a case with merit; that’s all – no application fees, credit checks, employment verification or collateral is necessary. Once an application is approved, cash can be available within 24 – 48 hours. No payments are made until the case settles. If, for some reason the plaintiff does not successfully settle, the repayment is completely waived.

It is no longer necessary to allow corporate defense attorneys to force you to settle prematurely for a fraction of case value when a lawsuit cash advance may be able to help you get a higher settlement. For a free analysis of your funding situation, call Litigation Funding Corporation or visit us online. The application process is simple. The advice is free.

Surgeon with Parkinson’s Accused of Gross Malpractice

February 20, 2017

An Iowa neurosurgeon was accused of gross malpractice.

The surgeon in question in this case was accused of “gross malpractice” by state regulators. The Iowa Board of Medicine filed charges against him in 2015. Those charges included his alleged inappropriate management of leaking spinal fluid for post-recovery patients, his failure to prevent an excessive number of infections and failing to have another physician care for his patients when he was not available.

As a result of the findings by the Board and a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, the 50-year-old physician stopped performing surgery but continues to offer other services such as consultations, independent medical exams and medical record reviews. He also repaid a sum of money he had been overpaid for services, which was allegedly due to an office billing error.

Not all states recognize the concept of gross negligence. Those states that recognize gross negligence define it as “substantially and appreciably more unreasonable behavior than ordinary negligence.”

When a finding of gross negligence is determined, it has an impact on plaintiff’s damages. If a plaintiff proves a defendant was grossly negligent, they may be entitled to additional damages — either enhanced compensatory damages or punitive damages.

If a patient of this surgeon decided to file a lawsuit citing gross medical negligence, the case could take a long time to get to court or to be settled. The plaintiff would need financial resources to deal with the medical bills and their usual monthly obligations. One solution might be to apply for pre-settlement from a litigation funding company.

An application for pre-settlement funding means a plaintiff must be working with a lawyer on a case with a good chance of winning in court. The plaintiff does not need to be working when they apply and does not need to have a credit check done. Once the case has been assessed, funds are wired directly to the plaintiff’s bank account within 24 to 48-hours by the fastest route possible.

Lawsuit loans are not for everyone, so discuss your needs with a litigation-funding representative. The representatives at Litigation Funding Corporation are experts in their field and treat all enquiries with great respect.

Two Teens Dead and Expectant Mother in Critical Condition Following Head-On Crash

Two high school seniors are dead and two other individuals are in serious condition after a head-on collision.
According to reports, the teen driver of a Chevy Impala was speeding, crossed the center line, and struck a Honda Pilot head-on. Police estimate the Impala was traveling at 70 mph at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Honda was 34-weeks pregnant. When she gave birth at the hospital via emergency C-section, the baby girl did not have a heartbeat. The infant was revived after 11 minutes of CPR; she is doing fine. The woman lost a spleen and kidney and has a critical brain injury, according to a family member. Two teen passengers in the sedan were killed; the driver is in serious, non-life threatening condition.

After help from witnesses that a third vehicle was involved, and may have been racing with the Impala, police located that vehicle. Whether the car was racing the Chevy, however, is unknown at this time.

While the crash remains under investigation, the victims may wish to consult an auto accident attorney to understand their rights under a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Recoverable compensation may include medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, other expenses related to the damages, as well as pain and suffering.

If the woman or the families of the deceased teens file a lawsuit, and need financial support until a settlement is reached, they may want to consider a lawsuit cash advance, known as auto accident litigation funding.

A lawsuit cash advance is based on the merits of the case and the time it will take to achieve an outcome. Funding can often be available in less than 48 hours after receipt of a completed application and case documentation. There are no monthly fees, no credit checks, and no employment verification. Repayment is not required until the case concludes successfully; if the plaintiff loses, the repayment is waived in its entirety.

Litigation funding is not for everyone. If you are in need a financial assistance during a pending claim, it is important to choose an experienced litigation funding company to guide you appropriately. Litigation Funding Corporation, a leader in the legal finance industry, has reviewed thousands of cases nationwide and works hard to ensure that every funding application is carefully reviewed. We are one of a few legal funding companies where funding comes from our own resources. We never broker out, which means optimal privacy and confidentiality to you. If you are a personal injury victim in need financial relief during the litigation process, give us a call or apply online. We are happy to discuss funding options available for your case.

Family Files Lawsuit Alleging Nursing Home Negligence After Resident Dies From Smoking Injurie

February 16, 2017

When you place your elderly loved one in a nursing home facility, it typically follows much consideration as to the needs of the elderly. You want to make sure that your loved one will be well-cared for and safe. Adequate supervision is crucial in protecting the safety of residents. Failure to do so is considered neglect and can result in injury, even death. A lawsuit may be the only way to seek justice and compensation for one’s loss. It may also be a means to improve safety and quality of care.

The family of a Pennsylvania man with Bipolar Disorder and Parkinson’s disease has filed a lawsuit against the nursing home where the man resided after he died from injuries sustained while smoking at the facility.

The patient needed assistance to eat, get dressed, and for personal hygiene, and was wheel-chair bound. He allegedly left the dining hall and went on a 9th floor balcony to smoke. The man was alone when an employee across the hall noticed the man was engulfed in flames, apparently after a paper ad plastic food shield he was wearing caught fire. The man was transported to a medical center where he was treated for serious burns, but he died less than a month later.

Smokers typically used a communal area on the ground floor with lighters attached to the walls, but the facility allegedly allowed residents to smoke on balconies following a recent Norovirus outbreak. In the case of this patient, however, he should not have been allowed to smoke unsupervised. In 2014, he endured an accidental cigarette burn and was transitioned from unsupervised smoking status to supervised.

The lawsuit alleges the nursing home was negligent in failing to protect its residents from avoidable accidents and allowing the man to smoke unsupervised. The lawsuit cites a Department of Health & Human Services report that found the nursing home did not meet state requirements and failed to provide a safe environment for residents who smoke. The report found that of those smokers interviewed, 30 percent suffered injuries. The plaintiff seeks for more than $150,000 in damages.

If your loved one suffered serious injuries or death because of nursing home negligence or the facility’s failure to fulfill its care obligations, you may have grounds for a nursing home lawsuit. Contact an experience attorney as soon as possible. If you are seeking financial assistance during a personal injury or wrongful death case, consider lawsuit funding. A lawsuit cash advance helps you pay the bills while giving your attorney time to strategize for a fair and equitable settlement.

A lawsuit cash advance take be obtained within 24 – 48 hours after receipt of a funding application and case documentation. Because lawsuit funding is not a traditional loan, factors such as employment history and financial standing are not required. The only concern is the validity of the lawsuit and the likelihood of its success. Additionally, repayment of the cash advance is completely based upon the settlement. If the case is lost, you owe us nothing.

If you believe you or a family member has experienced any form of abuse or neglect while residing in a nursing facility, consult an experienced attorney. If you are in a pending claim, and need financial assistance, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. Acquiring litigation funding could be the monetary flexibility you need, when you need it most.

First Female Dealer Appointed By General Motors Dies in Auto Accident

February 15, 2017

An Iowa woman died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash last week. Her love of the auto business led her to open her own dealership. She was the first female dealer appointed by General Motors.
According to Davenport police, the driver of a Dodge truck crossed the center line, striking the woman’s car as she headed in the opposite direction. Both drivers were taken to an area hospital for serious injuries, where the woman later died. The truck driver was cited for driving left of the center, control of vehicle, driving under suspension, and no insurance. An investigation is ongoing.

Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be extremely difficult and painful. Resolving a claim can be exhausting; reaching a settlement is only half the battle, especially if the negligent driver had no insurance. The family may need to make a claim against the woman’s own insurance company if she had uninsured motorist coverage.
If a lawsuit is filed and the family is facing a significant financial burden due to funeral and burial expenses as well as other expenses as a result of the accident, they may be able to seek monetary support through a lawsuit cash advance, known as litigation funding.

While we can’t bring back a loved one, Litigation Funding Corporation is often able to help plaintiffs avoid financial difficulties until their case settles and compensation received.

Litigation funding is a cash advance to help take care of life’s necessities (mortgage, rent, food, utilities, gas, car payments, medical expenses, transportation, etc.) during a long, and sometimes, bumpy road to resolution. Unlike a traditional bank loan, personal credit has no bearing on the funding decision, and the applicant does not need to be employed. We fund strictly on case strength and require no monthly payments. Litigation funding is non-recourse. This means that you will only be responsible for paying back the advance if you win your case. Any obligation to repay the cash advance will be completely excused if the case fails.

Applying for a lawsuit cash advance begins after you have hired an attorney on a contingency bases. Once we received an application, we will begin the review process by obtaining case documentation from your attorney. If your application is approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours by wire transfer or overnight mail. Remember, repayment is not made until the case settles, at which time it comes directly out of the proceeds of your case.

If you need further information or want to see if your case qualifies litigation funding, call Litigation Funding Corporation at 1-866-548-3863.

Litigation Funding: A Strategic Settlement Strategy

February 14, 2017

Personal injury attorneys are often forced to settle cases early, for less than it may be worth, simply because the client needs money to pay bills and take care of their family. When an injured victim does not have the luxury to wait out the ligation process against high-powered defendants, litigation funding is an option.

Litigation funding is a lawsuit cash advance for everyday life needs when you may not be able to find money elsewhere, such as family or friends or a traditional bank loan. This advance can mean the difference between paying the rent and facing eviction. It also levels the playing field until justice can be served.

A plaintiff who has been seriously injured due the negligence of someone else, has hired an attorney, and has a strong case with merit is eligible for litigation funding. Applying for a cash advance against a future settlement is fast and easy. There is no cost to apply and no up-front or out-of-pocket expenses. Litigation Funding Corporation will work with your attorney to review your case and reach a funding decision in less than 48 hours.
Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance, specifically tied to the personal injury claim. Repayment is only due at the end of the case if it is successful. The attorney handles the repayment through the case proceeds. If there is no recover at the end of the case, repayment of the cash advance is completely waived. Essentially, it is a risk-free cash advance for the plaintiff.

If you have a personal injury case and questions regarding litigation funding, contact Litigation Funding Corporation at toll-free at 1-866-548-3863.

Negotiate from a Position of Strength; Negotiate with Litigation Funding

February 8, 2017

The justice system in America has always been unequal based on the financial strength of the parties involved. When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, plaintiffs have always had a difficult time bringing a claim against large insurance companies that are very well-funded and have the ability use their financial strength to their advantage. They will make a low-ball offer in hopes that the plaintiffs in a financially compromised position and will accept in exchange for a quick settlement. Litigation funding helps even the playing field for plaintiffs.

When you have been injured and are unable to work, the bills continue to come in and must be paid. The financial strain not only seriously impacts your life, but it also impacts your case. A financially desperate plaintiff is not in a favorable position regarding settlement negotiations; this person will often settle for too little, too soon.

Litigation funding affords plaintiffs the flexibility of receiving a portion of their settlement now, without the need for monthly payments. This way they can pay their bills while negotiating their claim from a position of strength. Once the case settles, the plaintiff’s attorney will repay the cash advance from the proceeds of the case. On the other hand, if the case is lost, repayment of the cash advance is completely waived.

For those interested in pursuing litigation funding, the first step is to retain an experienced attorney. Then, complete an online funding application or call our office at 1-866-548-3863. There is no need to run a credit check or income verification. We will review case materials provided by your attorney, and, if the case qualifies, provide immediate cash needed to wait out the long legal process. Remember, we take all the risks; we charge nothing unless you collect compensation in your pending lawsuit.

Litigation Funding Corporation is a direct funding company. We market, underwrite, service, and fund personal injury cases in-house. That means faster fund approval, lower rates, and better terms for you. So, don’t be forced into accepting an inadequate offer. With an experienced attorney and litigation funding, you do not have to fall victim a second time. If you or someone you know can benefit from our services, contact us today.

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