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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.

Care Facility Reaches $1 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

March 20, 2017

Negligence lawsuits against nursing homes often take years for the case to wind its way through the courts, as seen in the following case.

A California continuing care retirement community has agreed to a $1 million settlement in a 2013 wrongful death and elder abuse lawsuit.

According to the suit, staff at the facility noticed an ulcer on the woman’s back, but failed to get her medical attention at the time. Her condition was so neglected that the ulcer became infected. The woman was sent to the hospital where she died of sepsis. The lawsuit also alleged the facility cut corners by not properly training staff, and putting profits over safety.

“While there were defenses to the allegations, we ultimately decided to resolve this case to put our focus on what matters most, the health and well-being of our residents,” said a spokesperson for the defense.

Many plaintiffs simply cannot wait years for their settlement without the help of litigation funding. Litigation Funding Corporation is a legal finance company that provides cash advances to plaintiffs for living expenses and other bills while they wait for their case to settle.

With a lawsuit cash advance, victims can take on deep pocketed defendants and avoid being forced to settle for less just to pay the bills. Litigation funding is not a loan; factors such as employment history, credit score, and financial standing are not required. The only concern is the validity of the lawsuit and the likelihood of its success. Additionally, there are no upfront fees or monthly payments; we are repaid only when your lawsuit settles or is resolved by a favorable cash judgment. If the case is lost, repayment is completely waived.

If you have a viable lawsuit and are represented by an attorney, you are already pre-approved. Begin by completing a free, no obligation application online or by calling Litigation Funding Corporation. We will promptly request case documentation from your attorney to review your case. Once the determination has been made to provide funding, cash can be made available in as little as 24-hours. There are no restrictions on how the lawsuit cash advance is used.

Family Files Lawsuit Alleging Nursing Home Negligence After Resident Dies From Smoking Injurie

February 16, 2017

When you place your elderly loved one in a nursing home facility, it typically follows much consideration as to the needs of the elderly. You want to make sure that your loved one will be well-cared for and safe. Adequate supervision is crucial in protecting the safety of residents. Failure to do so is considered neglect and can result in injury, even death. A lawsuit may be the only way to seek justice and compensation for one’s loss. It may also be a means to improve safety and quality of care.

The family of a Pennsylvania man with Bipolar Disorder and Parkinson’s disease has filed a lawsuit against the nursing home where the man resided after he died from injuries sustained while smoking at the facility.

The patient needed assistance to eat, get dressed, and for personal hygiene, and was wheel-chair bound. He allegedly left the dining hall and went on a 9th floor balcony to smoke. The man was alone when an employee across the hall noticed the man was engulfed in flames, apparently after a paper ad plastic food shield he was wearing caught fire. The man was transported to a medical center where he was treated for serious burns, but he died less than a month later.

Smokers typically used a communal area on the ground floor with lighters attached to the walls, but the facility allegedly allowed residents to smoke on balconies following a recent Norovirus outbreak. In the case of this patient, however, he should not have been allowed to smoke unsupervised. In 2014, he endured an accidental cigarette burn and was transitioned from unsupervised smoking status to supervised.

The lawsuit alleges the nursing home was negligent in failing to protect its residents from avoidable accidents and allowing the man to smoke unsupervised. The lawsuit cites a Department of Health & Human Services report that found the nursing home did not meet state requirements and failed to provide a safe environment for residents who smoke. The report found that of those smokers interviewed, 30 percent suffered injuries. The plaintiff seeks for more than $150,000 in damages.

If your loved one suffered serious injuries or death because of nursing home negligence or the facility’s failure to fulfill its care obligations, you may have grounds for a nursing home lawsuit. Contact an experience attorney as soon as possible. If you are seeking financial assistance during a personal injury or wrongful death case, consider lawsuit funding. A lawsuit cash advance helps you pay the bills while giving your attorney time to strategize for a fair and equitable settlement.

A lawsuit cash advance take be obtained within 24 – 48 hours after receipt of a funding application and case documentation. 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. Additionally, repayment of the cash advance is completely based upon the settlement. If the case is lost, you owe us nothing.

If you believe you or a family member has experienced any form of abuse or neglect while residing in a nursing facility, consult an experienced attorney. If you are in a pending claim, and need financial assistance, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. Acquiring litigation funding could be the monetary flexibility you need, when you need it most.

Lawsuit Alleges Nursing Home and Rehab Center Did Not Properly Care For Hip Fracture

December 15, 2016

A deceased woman’s family has filed a lawsuit against a Chicago long-term care facility, accusing them of failing to appropriately caring for a hip fracture until several days after the fall that caused the fracture.
According to the suit, the plaintiff alleges that the patient fell on January 29, while under the defendant’s care and the defendant did not seek medical treatment until February 6. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to hire adequately trained registered nurses and failing to appropriately monitor the quality of care the decedent received. The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount of more than $50,000.

It may take some time and effort to settle this case. In the meantime, if the family is facing financial hardship, Litigation Funding may be able to support them with a lawsuit cash advance, known as litigation funding.

Litigation funding will allow this family to withstand the litigation process and still be able to pay the bills. Our cash advances are available with a quick and easy application. Because we only care about the strength of the case, we do not require a credit check or employment verification. Once a case is approved, funds can be available within 24-48 hours. Funding can be used for medical, funeral expenses, or any financial needs; there are no restrictions on how the money is used. Best of all, payback is deferred until resolution. If the case is lost, the family would owe us nothing.

If your family has suffered due to nursing home negligence, you have a pending lawsuit, and struggling financially to make ends meet, there is no need to settle too soon, for too little or struggle financially when Litigation Funding is here to help.

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.

In a Pending Lawsuit, Pre-Settlement Litigation Funding Can Make a Difference

June 9, 2015

Every day innocent victims are injured or die due to the negligence of someone else. It can be the result of an auto accident, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, or product liability. When people think of filing a lawsuit, they anticipate the settlement but fail to consider the time it might take to achieve justice. In the battle for monetary damages, insurance companies have significant economic advantages over injured plaintiffs and often use plaintiffs’ economic hardships to their benefit. To help with financial obligations, plaintiffs can deplete savings or borrow the money from family or friends, both risky options. A risk-free alternative is pre-settlement litigation funding.

For plaintiffs with lost income and mounting expenses, litigation funding is sometimes their only access to cash; many victims do not have good credit and/or income to qualify them for a traditional loan. By removing a plaintiff’s financial burden, litigation funding enables a lawsuit to be resolved on its true merits. The best part of all, a pre-settlement cash advance is contingent upon the outcome of the case. That means if the plaintiff loses their case, they do not have to pay the money back. Litigation Funding Corporation does not require credit checks or employment verification. Instead, funding is based solely on the strength of a case. Once approved, funds can be available within 24 -48 hours.

Finances shouldn’t be a pressing concern during a lawsuit. If you have a pending lawsuit and need quick cash to cover outstanding bills, don’t let the wealthy defendants – big business and insurance companies – force you to settle for less than your case is worth. Litigation funding could be the lifeline you need to level the playing field and wait for justice.

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