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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: A Better Option Than Settling For Less Than Full Case Value

October 20, 2016

If you are involved in a lawsuit or legal claim, it may take months or even years to receive the highest possible settlement. Meanwhile, medical bills, legal fees, and other daily expenses continue to pile up, leaving you feeling helpless in the face of mounting financial burdens. When your ability to work is affected, the longer your case lasts, the more likely it is that you will accept a less than favorable settlement offer. A better option is to see litigation funding.

Litigation funding can help you avoid a financial disaster such as foreclosure, eviction, bankruptcy and ruined credit. Unfortunately, many plaintiffs have never heard of it. The transaction is not a loan, but rather a lawsuit cash advance against a pending claim. There is no risk to the plaintiff. The cash advance is repaid by way of a single payment from the proceeds of the settlement. If the plaintiff loses the case, the repayment is waived in full.

Eligibility for funding is based on the following criteria:
– You are currently a plaintiff in a personal injury case.
– You have hired an attorney.
– You are currently pursuing a lawsuit.

Qualifying for litigation funding is quick and easy. There is no credit check, no upfront fees, and no monthly payments. The only factor a legal funding company considers is the strength of the lawsuit. Once approved, the cash advance can be used for anything – paying the mortgage/rent, auto payments, child care, medical expenses, and more.

If you find yourself overwhelmed by mounting medical bills and other expenses while in the midst of a lawsuit, consider litigation funding. For a free analysis of your case funding situation, call Litigation Funding Corporation toll-free at 1.866.LIT.FUND or apply online. We will do the rest including request records from your attorney. If approved, you can have the funds within 24 – 48 hours.

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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Three Young Children Alleges Medical Negligence

October 13, 2014

When doctors and hospitals fail to exercise proper care in prescribing medications, they may be putting the health,and even lives, of their patients at risk. Sadly, these mistakes can end in deaths that could have been prevented. To seek justice for the death of a loved one and receive compensation for your loss, you should consult an experienced wrongful death attorney. Once you retain an attorney, if you need financial assistance until a verdict or settlement is reach, you should consult an experienced legal funding company.

In August of 2013, a 34-year-old man sought medical treatment for stomach pain and was admitted to Merced Medical Center in Merced, California. He died later that night. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed on behalf of his surviving young children, ages 11, 3 and 2, alleging hospital negligence. The lawsuit claims the patient died as a result of hospital staff administering a lethal dose of hydromorphone, a type of morphine, and staff failed to check on him for at least several hours after administering the pain-killing medication. According to the toxicology report, which took seven months to come back, the official cause of death was “sudden cardiorespiratory arrest” due to “acute hydromorphone intoxication.” The report also noted that the patient was reportedly allergic to morphine. The mother of the children claims she was with her ex-husband when he advised hospital staff that he was allergic to morphine. The family is seeking unspecified financial damages for his wrongful death and the loss of financial care of the children. The hospital denies the charges and said that if negligence occurred, it was on the part of the patient, but a hospital spokesperson did not say how the patient may have been negligent.

Moving forward after a devastating loss is emotionally and financially draining for surviving family members. Medical malpractice cases, like this one, are long, drawn out, draining battles. Trying to make ends meet with ordinary cost of living expenses, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and the loss of income adds to the stress. When this happens, lawsuit funding may be a viable solution.

A legal funding company provides an advance based on its review of the case; a lawsuit cash advance is often approved with funding available within 24 – 48 hours. There are no up-front charges, no monthly payments, no credit checks, and no hassle. Best of all, repayment is contingent on the outcome of the lawsuit.
If you believe you or someone you love has been the victim of a prescription error or medication mistake, contact an experienced attorney. If you are seeking an attorney in your area, we would be happy to refer you to one from our nationwide database. Additionally, if you or your family is going through the emotional and financial stress from a medical malpractice or wrongful death, lawsuit funding may be the answer to help you through these times.

To learn more or to apply, contact us to discuss your case funding situation.

Jury Rules Misdiagnosis Led To Death of 23-Year-Old

April 8, 2014

A Massachusetts family was recently awarded $4.8 million after a jury found a doctor’s negligence was a contributing factor in the death of their loved one. In August 2006, Jeffrey Kace went to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center complaining of a cough, fever, and chest pains. During a five minute exam, the 23-year-old was diagnosed with bronchitis, prescribed antibiotics and painkillers, and sent home. The next morning Jeffrey was found dead in his bed. A medical examiner determined the cause of death was myocarditis, a virus that infects and inflames the heart muscle. According to the plaintiff’s attorney, an electrocardiogram, usually administered when patients complain of chest pain as this man did, would have revealed the infection.

Moving forward after a devastating loss is emotionally and financially draining for surviving family members. Medical malpractice cases, like this one, are long, drawn out, draining battles. Trying to make ends meet with ordinary cost of living expenses, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and the loss of income adds to the stress. When this happens, lawsuit funding may be a viable solution.

Some victims and/or their families are too often left with mounting bills and few options. Litigation funding is a service that provides plaintiffs with financial assistance to help get through the long litigation process. Without this option, desperate plaintiffs are often forced to settlements too soon, for too little. With litigation funding, a plaintiff can remain in a case longer in order to pursue a larger settlement.

While no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one due to a misdiagnosis, non-diagnosis, or other type of medical malpractice, if you are living with consequences of a misdiagnosis, or if a loved one died because of a doctor’s negligence, it may be important to contact a medical malpractice attorney to determine your rights. After filing a lawsuit, if you need financial assistance while waiting for justice to be served, contact a legal funding expert.

A pre-settlement funding company provides an advance based on its review of the case; a lawsuit cash advance is often approved with funding wired into your account within 24-48 hours. There are no up-front charges, no monthly payments, no credit checks, and no hassle. Best of all, repayment is contingent on the outcome of the lawsuit. If you lose the case, you owe us nothing. To learn more or to apply, contact the legal funding experts at LitigationFundingCorp. to discuss your case funding situation.

Tractor-Trailer Meets Small SUV-Head On-Death is the Result

April 19, 2010

Anytime a vehicle tangles with a tractor-trailer, someone gets seriously hurt or killed.

This case involves a small SUV and a tractor-trailer meeting head-on. Predictably, the crash killed the man driving a Honda CRV. The driver, 70 year old Darryl Rice was traveling south on the highway when for some reason he suddenly veered left of the center line and collided with the northbound 18-wheeler. The trucker, Rolado Stroud, was driving the 1997 Freightliner.

A coroner attended the scene and pronounced Rice dead. He had been wearing a seat belt and so had the truck driver, who was uninjured. While emergency crews were cleaning up the automobile accident scene, the police started asking questions about why the accident had happened in the first place.

Witnesses indicated that they road conditions were fine and there was nothing in the road that would have caused Rice to veer into oncoming traffic. This would of course raise questions about the car Rice was driving and whether or not there was a mechanical failure of some kind to cause the car to swerve over the center line; something like the problem with Toyota vehicles.

Once those details are sorted out, the Rice family might want to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for the loss of their grandfather, father, husband and brother. Wrongful death cases are not easy to try, and they do take a long time to be resolved. In the meantime, the Rice family has been left in a bind financially.

They might want to do research into the possibility of qualifying for a lawsuit cash advance to tide them over until a settlement is reached or a verdict handed down by the courts. Lawsuit funding is specifically designed to let the plaintiff be able to pay their immediate bills and have money on hand for future expenses as they wait for their case to be dealt with and over.

Litigation funding is often a very good option for people like the Rice’s who would be between a rock and a hard place without this case funding option and may have to take pennies on the dollar for a case worth more. Lawsuit funding is usually ready to go when the plaintiff is ready to apply and may arrive in as little as 48 hours. Why worry about money when a lawsuit cash advance would ease the burden immediately? The application process is simple. The advice is free.

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