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Georgia Nursing Home Settles Pressure Sore Wrongful Death Suit the Night before Trial

March 29, 2017

Pressure sores are a completely preventable and as such are considered a form of nursing home neglect. If you or a loved one has suffered from pressure sores while a resident at a nursing home, you should consult an experience attorney to understand your rights. If you file a lawsuit and need financial assistance until a settlement is reach, contact Litigation Funding Corporation.

A Georgia nursing home settled a wrongful death lawsuit on the eve before the case was set to go to trial.
According to the lawsuit, the deceased man had been sent to the facility for rehabilitation services after a stroke. During his stay, the man develop pressure sores and was found to be dehydrated and malnourished. His widow alleged that poor care caused her husband’s declining health, and ultimately his death from gangrene-infected pressure sores.
The case settled for an undisclosed amount.

The nursing home had consistently received below average ratings as a result of numerous violations and had been named in several lawsuits over the last ten years. The facility declared bankruptcy and was sold this past May.
If you or a loved one suffered physical or emotional injuries because a nursing home was negligent or failed to fulfill its care obligations to you and your family, you may have grounds for a nursing home negligence case.

Contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. If you are seeking lawsuit funding to help during a financially difficult time, consider lawsuit funding to hold out for full case value.

Lawsuit funding is used by most people to pay their medical bills, funeral expenses, and ordinary but important bills and expenses that accumulate because of serious injury or death. The strategic advantage of a lawsuit cash advance is that it provides the plaintiff with the financial strength to await for a reasonable offer from the insurance company or defendant.

The application process is easy and may be handled over the phone or online; it takes less than five minutes. There are no upfront fees, monthly payments, credit checks, or employment verification. Once an application and case documentation is reviewed, if the case is approved for funding the plaintiff can receive the money within 24 – 48 hours. Repayment is contingent upon case outcome; if the case is lost, there is no requirement to pay the money back. Thus, lawsuit funding is a no-risk lawsuit cash advance.

If you or a loved one has filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit, but need financial assistance, Litigation Funding Corporation can devise a legal finance plan to help. Lawsuit funding can often be the difference between a mediocre settlement and a large, injury appropriate settlement. We offer free, no-obligation consultations. Complete our online application or call us toll-free 1-866-548-3863 to discuss your financial needs.

Family Filed Lawsuit over Death of Woman in a Florida Nursing Home

June 9, 2016

When considering a nursing home facility for your loved one, it goes without saying that you want to make sure he/she will be well-cared for and safe. Sadly, negligence and abuse in nursing homes is all too common resulting in serious injuries or death. When negligence occurs, a lawsuit may be an appropriate way for the family to seek justice and be compensated for their loss.

The family of an elderly woman who died in January 2015, is suing the nursing home entrusted with her care.

According to the lawsuit, a nursing assistant was changing the bed sheets with the bedrails pulled down when the patient fell off the bed. The suit alleges the woman was seriously injured, yet nursing home workers failed to provide proper medical attention and did not notify the woman’s family for three hours. The lawsuit also contends that despite the patient being a large woman, requiring two nursing assistants to move her, only one assistant was present at the time of the fall.

The patient’s daughter claims that despite her mother being totally unconscious and non-responsive, workers cleaned her up and put her back in bed. It wasn’t until family took the woman to the hospital that they learned she was not only covered in bruises on her head and shoulders, but she also suffered a broken hip. The woman died a month later.

According to the family’s attorney, there was a video camera outside the woman’s door, but the video recording has been deleted.

“We know that there was a video in the hallway that showed the certified nursing assistant and the nurse going in and out of the room and their state of mind,” said attorney Steve Watrel. “I’ve learned in the discovery process so far that the facility has destroyed that videotape, and we believe it’s an effort to hide what happened and hide who’s accountable.”

Nursing home lawsuits usually take years before a settlement is reached. With bills continuously adding up, the ability to wait for a fair settlement may not be an option without the help of Litigation Funding Corporation.

With litigation funding, plaintiffs can pay medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, cover daily household expenses, or any purchase needed. There are no restrictions on how the lawsuit cash advance is used. 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. There are no monthly payments; we are repaid once the case settles. The money is provided on a non-recourse basis meaning it does not have to be repaid in the event of a lost case. Once the determination has been made to provide funding, cash can be made available in as little as 24-hours.

Are you currently in a pending nursing home lawsuit, but feeling the pressure to settle? Acquiring litigation funding can be the monetary flexibility needed to hold out for a greater settlement. Visit us online to complete our quick and easy application or call our office to discuss your financial needs.

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