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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.

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.

Injured Victims Can Survive the Holidays with a “Lawsuit Loan”

November 21, 2011

Is a personal injury and pending lawsuit causing a budget pinch this holiday season? If so, then you may want to consider a lawsuit funding. Often times described as a “lawsuit loan”, lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance against a pending lawsuit.

After a serious injury from an auto accident or medical malpractice negligence, insurance companies are less likely to settle and more willing to deny, delay, and defend. This often leaves plaintiffs with mounting medical bills and other while they wait for a fair settlement. With the holidays upon us, many personal injury victims are feeling the financial pressures associated with the long litigation process. With lost wages, pain and suffering, and ongoing medical treatment, a plaintiff may be wondering how to get through the holidays.

Fortunately, there is an answer – lawsuit funding. If you’re waiting for compensation from a personal injury lawsuit and need cash now, we can help. We provide “fast cash” that can be used to pay important bills and help you enjoy the holidays. Our cash advance is not a “lawsuit loan” because unlike a traditional loan, there are no upfront fees or monthly payments and you only repay the cash advance if, and when, you win your case. If you lose your case, you owe us nothing. That’s right – no recovery, no repayment.

Don’t be forced into an unfair settlement. Get the cash you need for the holidays this year with a lawsuit cash advance. Let a “lawsuit loan” give you peace of mind this holiday season. Apply online or call us 1.866.LIT.FUND.

Heparin Overdose Kills Toddler

June 18, 2010

This is a tragic case, one that should never have occurred; a medication error took the life of a two year old child.

Apparently, the child was given a fatal overdose of Heparin while she was in hospital recovering from major organ transplant surgery. She was also recovering from gastroschisis (a birth defect in which an infant’s intestines protrude through a defect on one side of the umbilical cord). when she died, suddenly, when all signs indicated that she was making good progress. An investigation revealed that she had been given too much Heparin.

Although the hospital apparently tried to assist the parents any way they could to deal with the tragedy, there will be further investigations and it is more than likely the parents of this little girl will be talking to a personal injury lawyer about pursuing wrongful death or medical malpractice litigation.
The parents will have an enormous burden of grief to deal with, along with hospital expenses and funeral and burial costs. It’s likely to be a very overwhelming time for them, emotionally and financially. How will they maintain their bills and expenses under such extraordinary stress and strain?

If the investigation suggests that the hospital was negligent in its care and treatment of this unfortunate little girl, and litigation is pursued, there is a good possibility the family will be eligible for a lawsuit cash advance. This is a risk-free method of obtaining needed cash now, as litigation funding is contingent upon the outcome of the cases funded; if the family loses their case, it would not need to repay the lawsuit funding. Only if a case is successful does legal finance require repayment.

It is easy to apply for lawsuit financing; you may do so by phone or online. There are no up-front fees and no monthly payments. Legal funding may be used for any necessary expense, but we advise that it be utilized only for important bills and expenses, like medical or funeral bills, mortgage or rent payments, car payments, etc.

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Silent Menace

April 26, 2010

Every year at least 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Unfortunately, almost 50,000 people die as a result of their injuries. Most often injuries like this occur from of a blow or impact to the head; most often from an automobile accident. It may surprise you to discover that many brain injuries result from medical malpractice. A TBI may result when a doctor provides substandard care to the patient. This is a form of negligence and may come in many forms. A misdiagnoses or non- diagnoses of a condition, improperly administered anesthesia, a surgical accident (a slip of the scalpel while working on the brain) or some interruption of blood flow to the brain are just a few examples. Anytime someone has a brain injury, the consequences are always serious and in many instances, life-altering.

In any case that involves head trauma, aneurysms or brain tumors, severe brain injury or death may be the end result if the condition is left untreated. Injuries of this nature have devastating consequences for those who have been hurt, and affect many areas of their lives. Victims may be dealing with speech impediments, paralysis, chronic pain, seizures, depression and astronomical medical bills. In addition, brain injuries impact on the whole family.

If the TBI was caused by an auto accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice, a personal injury lawsuit is often filed by the victim/plaintiff; personal injury litigation takes a long time to resolve and TBI are often disabled as the result of their injuries. These litigants and their attorneys may be interested to know that they may be able to access lawsuit funding during the course of their litigation, to assist them, financially. Litigation funding is money given in the form of a lawsuit cash advance against the future settlement or verdict expected, or predicted by your attorney. The victim may use this lawsuit cash advance to pay mortgage payments, car payments and other important bills and expenses. They can also pay for medical or physical therapy treatments while they await settlement. And lawsuit financing is contingent upon recovery; if you lose your case you do not have to repay the money. The application process is simple; you can apply for free by phone or on the internet. Legal finance might make a huge difference in the bottom line in your case.

Misdiagnosis Causes Severe Brain Damage

April 4, 2010

This case involves a New Jersey man who suffered brain damage due to a medical misdiagnosis and was awarded $25 million by a jury. Cases like this are hard fought and, in the right situations, excellent candidates for legal finance services.

John Stanford was only 40-years old in 2001, when he went to the hospital emergency room five days in a row to find out what was wrong with him. He had bad headaches, right leg paralysis and kept falling down. His family kept asking for help, but John kept being discharged and sent home. On his first visit to the ER, a CT scan of his brain showed a cyst doctors overlooked. That misdiagnosis and lack of appropriate treatment led to an aneurysm that left Stanford with irreversible brain damage. These types of serious breaches of medical standards of care will often result in medical malpractice lawsuits. Don’t be fooled by those who say that lawyers file “frivolous lawsuits” against doctors. These are serious cases, with serious breaches of professional conduct and serious, life-changing, often deadly consequences for victims and their family members.

This case did not come to trial until seven years after the incident. After the successful trial, there were several post-trial motions and, probably, an appeal. During the seven years the Stanford family waited, patiently for a trial, they probably experienced some serious financial issues. I am certain that his life-changing, disabling condition has an an impact on the family’s ability to pay its regular bills and expenses as well as the extraordinary bills and expenses for his long-term care and support. I am not aware that the case has resolved; these financial issues might still be a concern, 9 years after this unfortunate incident.

The Stanfords and people in similar situations (disabled family member with pending litigation over the cause of the injury or disability) can benefit from a service commonly known as lawsuit funding or pre-settlement funding. This is a service that provides financial assistance to accident victims who have pending litigation against the person or entity that caused their injuries or disability. The money can be used to handle the family’s regular bills as well as the extraordinary bills that they face now, and in the future, as the result of the accident.

In this case, John requires 24/7/365 care, medications, therapy and ongoing nursing assistance. He is no longer able to work, has no income and is unable to support himself and his family. The lawsuit did not result in a verdict for seven years and it is not clear whether or not the verdict has been collected yet. A lawsuit cash advance, with only the pending litigation as collateral, would help pay medical and nursing expenses and the family’s regular bills, until justice is done and compensation is received. And, the family would not have to repay the money until the case is resolved in their favor and their attorney receives their lawsuit proceeds. And, if they lose their case, they do not have to pay the money back. This is known as non-recourse lawsuit funding; accident victims only repay if they win their case and collect case proceeds. It is financial peace of mind while a family waits for justice.

Litigation funding transactions can be completed, with a check or wire in your hands, within 24-48 hours after receipt of information from your attorney. It is often a godsend in cases like this where the family has no other avenues of financial assistance open to them. The call and/or visit to the website is free; the advice and funding can be a lifesaver.

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