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Unnecessary Surgery Results in Medical Malpractice Award of $8.5 Million

March 16, 2018

Unnecessary thyroid surgery resulted in a New Jersey jury award of $8.5 million.

The plaintiff was a teenager when she saw a primary care physician in 2013, for a cystic mass found on her left thyroid lobe. The doctor recommended fine needle aspiration, a noninvasive procedure. The surgeon, however, performed surgery assuming the mass was cancerous.

The surgeon’s plan was to remove only the left lobe and send it to pathology for biopsy. If the lobe were positive for cancer, the doctor would also remove the right lobe. However, during the operation, the entire thyroid was removed because the right lobe was allegedly covered with blue dome cysts. Testing showed no cysts and neither lobe were cancerous.

The plaintiff allegedly suffered vocal cord paralysis for two months, post-traumatic stress disorder for a year and permanent anxiety disorder. She is now permanently on hormone replacement medication. The lawsuit alleges the teen would not have needed the thyroid operation if the surgeon had done needle aspiration tests.

The plaintiff was harmed due to medical negligence in 2013, yet did not reach a settlement until January 2018. During this time, she may have struggled financially to cope with the medical bills and other financial obligations. One solution that may have been available to her is pre-settlement funding, also referred to as a “lawsuit loan.”

A “lawsuit loan” is a non-recourse cash advance available to plaintiffs who have attorney representation and a case with merit. The plaintiff does not need to be employed and no credit check is required. Once the case has been assessed and approved, funds are wired directly to the plaintiff’s bank account or sent via overnight mail. The whole process can be completed within 24 to 48 hours.

Pre-settlement funding is not for everyone, so discuss your needs with your attorney and a litigation-funding representative. The representatives at Litigation Funding Corporation are experts in their field and treat all inquiries with great respect.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Teen Driver Who Allegedly Violated State Graduated Licensing Law

August 15, 2016

A New Jersey teenager and her father have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from fatal motorcycle crash in June.

The 17-year-old girl struck the rear of the motorcycle as she attempted to cross Route 15 at the same time the 47-year-old motorcyclist was passing. The motorcyclist died of multiple blunt force injuries within minutes of the crash, according to the death certificate.

The teen has not been charged with any criminal offense, but was cited for making an unsafe lane change and having three other teens in the vehicle at the time of the crash, a violation of New Jersey’s graduated driver’s license program. She also did not have a red decal on the license plate of her vehicle indicating she was a teen driver, as required by Kyleigh’s Law. New Jersey is the only one to have a teen driver decal law. The law also sets an 11 p.m. curfew for drivers with a learner’s permit, restricts the number of passengers to one, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, and bars teen drivers from using handheld electronic devices.

The lawsuit alleges that as a result of the teen’s negligence and recklessness, the motorcyclist was severely injured, suffered great pain and mental anguish and ultimately died soon after impact as a result of his injuries. His widow, son and stepson are seeking undisclosed compensation and asserting loss of consortium. The lawsuit contends that her father, the owner of the vehicle, “negligently entrusted operation of the vehicle” to his daughter and he allegedly knew she was driving in violation of the state’s graduated license law.

Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be extremely difficult and painful. Even when liability appears straightforward, the case can drag on for months, even years. The wait will often put victims in a financial predicament. Do they accept the insurance company’s inadequate settlement offer to avoid pay the bills and possibly avoid home foreclosure?

While Litigation Funding Corporation cannot bring back a loved one, we can help put an end to the financial struggles most plaintiffs face while waiting for a settlement to be reached. Litigation funding is a non-recourse cash advance to help take care of life’s necessities (mortgage, rent, food, utilities, gas, car payments, medical expenses, transportation, etc.). Eligibility is based on attorney representation and a strong case. Once these qualifications are met, the application process is quick and easy; it takes less than five minutes online or over the phone. Next, we will obtain basic information about the case from the plaintiff’s attorney. After our underwriters review the information, if the case is approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours. There are no credit checks, employment verifications, or monthly payments. Repayment is made from the proceeds of the case, and there is obligation to repay the cash advance if the case is lost. That is correct – we only get paid back the cash advance if our client successfully settles.

For more information or a free, no obligation consultation, contact Litigation Funding Corporation at 1.866.LIT.FUND or complete our online contact form to get started.

Avoid Financial Disaster and Meet Your Financial Obligations

August 11, 2014

Waiting for your lawsuit settlement money from your case can be financially straining. A lawsuit cash advance can provide plaintiffs with immediate financial relief from money problems.

A dump truck driver slammed into the back of a Nissan Altima stopped at a red light on a New Jersey road. The impact sent the two vehicles through a guardrail and into a lake. When police arrived on scene, they found the dump truck completely on top of the Altima, which was submerged more than two hours before emergency personnel were able to remove it from the water. The driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene; the driver of the truck was treated at the hospital and released.

Witnesses told police the dump truck driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and driving erratically and a prosecutor alleges the he caused three other accidents earlier the same day. Shortly before noon, the truck driver rear-ended an automobile at a light. In less than three hours, he was involved in a three-vehicle accident in which he was issued a summons for careless driving. Shortly after driving away from that accident, he drove across a lawn causing damage. He has been charged with one count of second-degree death by auto, and was also issued five motor vehicle citations: reckless driving, careless driving, operating a commercial vehicle without a proper license, and failure to observe a traffic signal. An attorney for the negligent truck driver alleges that his client had been recently diagnosed with diabetes and was suffering from erratic blood sugar at the time. An initial review of the toxicology reports shows no sign of drugs or alcohol in his system.

In auto accidents where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, the at-fault driver can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses. The family of deceased victim can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages such as funeral and burial expenses, loss of future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship. Unfortunately, the legal process can take upwards of several months to years before compensation is received. During this time, if they need financial assistance to pay the bills, litigation funding may be the answer.

Insurers will delay the case as long as they can and low-ball a settlement offer so families in financial distress will feel pressure to settle for less than full compensation. Obtaining auto accident litigation funding can neutralize this tactic and provide plaintiffs the ability to pay the bills, and avoid eviction, bankruptcy, and ruined credit.

If you need cash now to relieve the burden and constant worry of waiting for compensation that you are entitled to, turn to litigation funding. With Litigation Funding Corp., there are no upfront fees, no credit checks, and no payments until the case settles; best of all, you keep the money if you lose your case. Our one-page application can be completed in less than five minutes or call one our legal funding specialists. Once received, we will do the rest. We will contact your attorney and get the necessary documents; if approved, we will wire funds directly into your bank account, usually in less than 48 hours. The cash advance can be used for anything you need, but most victims will use it to pay the mortgage or rent, medical expenses, funeral expenses, or ongoing household bills.

Don’t settle for pennies on the dollar; let us provide your litigation financing so litigation can run its course and provide a fair settlement. Call at 1.866.548.3863 now!

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