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Lawsuit Funding: A Risk-Free Mechanism for Plaintiffs to Pay the Bills

July 7, 2014

Hospitals and doctors can do remarkable things for their patients; they save lives and cure illnesses every day, in hospitals and clinics all over the country. However, they can also make mistakes, serious ones, and making them accountable for those mistakes will make them more careful, almost always, and help prevent them from reoccurring. When patients are scarred, maimed, and, even killed by preventable medical neglect, they or their loved ones can seek damages. Whatever the situation may be, Litigation Funding Corporation is committed to assisting victims of medical malpractice claims by providing a lawsuit cash advance prior to case settlement.

A man (I’ll call him “Jeff” for this post) arrived at the ER with severe neck pain and numbness in his arms and legs. A doctor diagnosed his condition as neck strain and released him from the hospital. A few hours later, Jeff became completely paralyzed from the chest down. He returned to the hospital where he was left untreated for almost two more hours. It was later determined that Jeff suffered from a herniated disk that was compressing his spinal cord and causing progressive neurological injury. Now, he will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair; he is unable to walk, run, run a bike, or work. Jeff filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligence. After a 3 year legal battle, the jury awarded him $3.5 million.

This case shows what happens when doctors are negligent when it comes to patient care. It also shows how long medical malpractices case can take to settle. The emotional, mental and physical stress was enough to deal with; the last thing he needed to worry about was how to pay the bills. That’s where Litigation Funding Corporation was able to help. We provide lawsuit funding to help plaintiffs withstand the litigation process and still be able to pay the bills. It did not matter that Jeff could not work; we only care about the strength of the case. After completing an online application, one of our professional staff members obtained case documentation from Jeff’s attorney and within 24 hours, we were able to approve him from a $5,000 cash advance. He owed us absolutely nothing until his case settled at which time we were repaid from the proceeds of the case. Had Jeff lost his case, he would have owed us absolutely nothing; the cash advance was provided totally risk-free.

If you are the victim of medical malpractice, have filed a lawsuit, and need assistance paying your bills, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. We may have the mechanism you need to pay your bills, keep your credit standing, and fight for your rights.

Patient with Ankle Fracture Receives Overdose of Pain Medication

June 30, 2014

In January 2013, a North Carolina woman went to the hospital with a fractured ankle, but she left with serious medical problems that resulted from an overdose of pain medication.

Upon her arrival at the hospital, ER doctors gave her pain medications. Suddenly, she became unresponsive and slipped into respiratory distress. It is alleged she was given an overdose of medication.

The woman was rushed to the critical care unit after the attending doctor gave her an injection of a different medication to reverse the effects of the first drug. The second injection did not rectify the situation.

After returning home, the woman and her spouse filed a medical negligence lawsuit seeking compensation for medical malpractice, loss of companionship, hospital bills and court costs.

Medical malpractice lawsuits take a long time to resolve, and they usually involve medical expert witnesses. These witnesses are a necessity, but they can be very expensive to work with. Any family would find it difficult to keep up with all of their bills while attempting to pay new medical bills. One solution might be to apply for a lawsuit loan from a litigation funding company.

Application for pre-settlement funding requires a plaintiff to be working with a lawyer on a case that has a good chance of winning in court. The applicant does not need a credit check and does not need to be working at the time of applying for litigation funding. Once the case has been assessed, funds are wired directly to the plaintiff’s bank account within 24–48-hours. Pre-settlement funding is intended for immediate use to pay medical bills and remain current with other important expenses. However, lawsuit loans are not for everyone, so discuss your needs with a litigation-funding representative.

Lawsuit Alleges Doctor’s Failure to Act Led to Severe Heart Damage and Permanent Disability

April 7, 2014

A Louisiana man has filed a lawsuit alleging that his heart attack could have been prevented if a doctor properly treated his medical condition. The man consulted Dr. Hutchinson after suffering increased chest pains and numbness in his hands. The patient stated that he underwent a heart catheterization and angiogram, and that the doctor told him if stents were required or the blockages needed to be removed, the procedures would take place at the same time. According to the claim, the doctor found severe heart concerns warranting the stents, yet no stents were implanted and the man was discharged. In less than 3 weeks, the man was rushed to the ER for a heart attack. This time a stent was inserted, but severe heart damage had already occurred; the man was left disabled. The suit claims that had the stent been implanted weeks earlier, the man would not be disabled today. The plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount.

This case already extends over four years, and the suit was just filed. What if it takes longer than expected to resolve? What if the couple can’t get a quick trial date or an early, satisfactory settlement offer? Accepting a permanent disability certainly is not easy especially when it could have been avoided. The emotional, mental and physical stress is enough to deal with; the last thing this man and his wife need is to worry about is how to keep up with the financial obligations. Although I don’t know the financial status of this couple, this case is a perfect example where lawsuit funding could help avoid the pressure of accepting an early settlement that offers too little.

Lawsuit funding helps plaintiffs who are struggling to make ends meet without sufficient funds to handle unexpected medical bills and ordinary living expenses. When applying for a lawsuit cash advance, employment and good credit do not matter; only the strength of the case is important. After completing an online application, a professional staff member will request case documentation from the plaintiff’s attorney. If approved, funds can be available within 24-48 hours. Repayment is contingent on the outcome of the lawsuit, meaning if the plaintiff loses the case, the repayment is completely waived.

If you are the victim of medical malpractice, have filed a lawsuit, and need assistance paying your bills, contact us today. Why struggle any longer when we may have the mechanism you need to pay your bills, keep your credit standing, and fight for your rights. For further information on our unique legal funding programs, call us toll-free at 1.866.548.3863, or visit us online.

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