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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Drug Manufacturer

September 28, 2018

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Prilosec, a proton pump inhibitor, in the death of a Texas man.

This case is one of 4,600 proton pump inhibitor lawsuits pending in the District of New Jersey alleging that the drug manufacturers concealed damaging side effects, including: end stage renal disease, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and acute interstitial nephritis.

According to the complaint, the man used Prilosec for 22 years, from 1994 to 2016. The suit alleges that the long-term use of the drug resulted in end stage renal disease and subsequent death. The wife of the deceased man is seeking damages for fraudulent concealment, breach of warranty, strict product liability, failure to warn, negligent misrepresentation, design defect, fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation, negligence and negligence per se, as well as loss of consortium and wrongful death.

The plaintiff claims that the drug companies knew that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors could harm the kidneys and that such harm would have been averted had the manufacturers warned physicians and patients of the risks. Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors has also been linked to an increased risk for heart attacks, low magnesium levels, B12 deficiency, bone fractures and dementia.

Litigation Funding Corporation understands that the litigation process from a defective drug lawsuit can take years to settle, as it is very difficult to compete with a major pharmaceutical company that has all the time and money to wait. Victims often face financial hardship, leaving them at risk for bankruptcy or foreclosure.

However, with pre-settlement lawsuit funding, plaintiffs do not have to suffer financially. Lawsuit funding gives plaintiffs instant access to cash with no risk. We offer an easy online application with approvals often made within 24 – 48 hours of receiving pertinent case documentation from the plaintiff’s attorney. There are no credit checks, employment verification, or upfront fees of any kind. Funded plaintiffs only repay the cash advance once the case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the repayment obligation is completely waived.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective drug and have a pending lawsuit with attorney representation, you are pre-qualified for litigation funding or a “lawsuit loan.” Call Litigation Funding Corporation to learn more and see if a lawsuit loan is best for your case.

Family Reaches $4.2 Million Settlement Against Waianae Coast Health Center

September 21, 2016

A $4.2 million settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit has been reached with the family of a 32-year-old man who went to the emergency room with a sore throat and died at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.

The man went to the ER in January 2013 where a doctor determined he had an abscess in his tonsils and arranged for the patient to see an ear, nose and throat specialist. Then, the ER doctor decided to do a further evaluation under sedation, but the man lost consciousness and died.

According to the lawsuit, the doctor not only performed an unnecessary procedure, but failed to properly evaluate the patient’s airway for any risks prior to the sedation. “His airway was narrowed by his swollen tonsils and he became unable to breathe due to a lack of oxygen, became unconscious and died,” said the family attorney. The lawsuit also claimed that there was no anesthesiologist present and the amount of sedation was too much.

The man’s widow said she hopes improvements have been made at the health center to ensure other families do not go through the same tragedy.

This case is a perfect example as to the time it takes between filing a lawsuit and reaching a settlement — time that often causes financially difficult for plaintiffs. When the ability to wait for compensation is not an option, pre-settlement lawsuit funding may be.

Pre-settlement lawsuit, a cash advance based on the predicted outcome of a case, can help pay medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and any other outstanding bills while waiting for the case to settle. Lawsuit funding is often referred to as a lawsuit loan, yet is quite different. There are no credit checks, employment verification, or monthly payments. Receiving funding is based solely on the strength of the case. Most importantly, lawsuit funding is risk-free.

The lawsuit cash advance is provided in return for a promise to repay after the lawsuit settles or the jury rules in the plaintiff’s favor. If the lawsuit is lost and the court rules in favor of the defendant, there is no obligation to pay back the advance.

Those who apply for a lawsuit funding are often approved, and receive the funds within 24-48 hours. If you are a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit, don’t let the process wreak havoc on your financial situation. Let Litigation Funding Corporation help you fight for restitution for as long as it takes to win.

Two Lawsuits Settle, One Pending After Faulty Bridgestone Tires Caused Fatal 2014 Crash

June 14, 2016

For auto accident victims, the road to financial freedom maybe begin with litigation funding.

James Ednie and his longtime partner, Tanya Gooden, and Gooden’s adult special needs son, Cameron, died in November 2014 after an out-of-control Federal Express (FedEx) tractor-trailer with pup trailer struck their Dodge Caravan head on. Ednie and Gooden died at the scene. Gooden’s son was seated in his wheelchair in the backseat area of the minivan at the time of the collision. He was flown to a medical facility in Denver, where he died the next morning. The couple left behind their 11-year-old daughter, Jaide, who was not with them at the time of the crash. The FedEx driver was injured. An investigation revealed that the westbound tractor’s left front tire failed, sending the vehicle careening through the median.

Family members representing Ednie, Gooden and her son filed lawsuits against Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC and FedEx Ground Package Systems Inc. alleging that the tractor’s left front tire failed, sending the vehicle careening through the median before striking the van head-on. According to the lawsuits, Bridgestone’s tire was in a defective and dangerous condition at the time it was sold to FedEx. Additionally, FedEx was negligent because it knew or should have known the tire was faulty and replaced it after the passenger side tire on the same tractor failed two months prior to the collision. Gooden’s lawsuits adds that the decision “was reckless, willful and wanton, demonstrated and indifference to the safety of the motoring public.”

Last month, both plaintiffs settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Still pending is a personal injury lawsuit filed by the truck driver. His complaint names Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC and Commercial Tire Inc. as defendants. The lawsuit says Bridgestone’s tire “was in a defective, dangerous condition at the time of its sale” and was “unreasonably dangerous,” and Commercial Tire Inc. sold the two allegedly faulty Bridgestone tires to FedEx and installed them in August 2014.

The driver was employed by CLR Transportation and contracted to drive a FedEx tractor with two trailers, according to his complaint. The truck driver alleges he “has suffered emotional stress, shock, trauma and injury to his emotional well-being.” He is seeking compensation in excess of $75,000 to cover medical expenses and loss of income, as well as the physical pain and suffering and emotional distress. His case is set for trial in March 2017.

Although the wrongful death cases have settled, they would have been viable cases for litigation funding. If the plaintiffs have not received compensation to date, they could seek post-settlement litigation funding. In the case of the tractor trailer driver, he may be eligible for pre-settlement litigation funding.

One way to minimize their financial impact is to seek a lawsuit cash advance from Litigation Funding Corporation. Litigation funding is a no-risk cash advance available to plaintiffs in a pending lawsuit or when a case has settled, but the settlement has yet to be disbursed. Funding is based solely on the merits of the case; personal valuables and credit history are not at risk. If approved for funding we can direct deposit or wire a check within 48 hours. There are no monthly payments; we are repaid once the case successfully settles. If the case does not win, there is no personal liability to pay us back.

If you find yourself in a pending personal injury lawsuit, or have filed a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one, and are in need financial support until your case settles, begin your road to financial freedom by calling Litigation Funding Corporation or completing our online funding application.

From Pre-Settlement to Post-Settlement, Litigation Funding Corporation Offers a Financial Solution

January 23, 2015

On February 8, 2005, a 77-year-old man was talking with two Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) workers who were part of a crew cutting down a 55-foot sugar maple tree in a strip of lawn between the sidewalk and the street. While he stood between the two workers, both of whom were wearing hard hats, a 10-foot-long trunk segment was cut and fell to the ground. It struck a 25-inch-long log propelling it through the air and striking the man in the forehead. The man fell backward and struck his head on the sidewalk. He was transported to the hospital where he died the next day.

After waiting over two years for the Connecticut Claims Commissioner to grant permission to sue, the man’s widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that state workers failed to ensure that the man was a safe distance from the work site. Under state statute, lawsuits brought against the state need the permission of the state to go forward. She was awarded over $1.3 million in January 2012 after a non-jury trial, a judge who ruled that the accident was foreseeable and the state liable, but attorneys for the state appealed stating that the accident was unforeseeable. The defense argued that the DOT work crew met the standard of reasonable conduct and the man was kept a reasonably safe distance from any and all reasonably foreseeable dangers. The decision was overturned by a panel of three justices of the Connecticut Appellate Court in August 2013.
An appellate lawyer for the plaintiff asked the state Supreme Court to hear the case and argued that the DOT didn’t even have a written policy or regulation concerning the appropriate distance to stand from a fallen tree. He also noted that no Connecticut court has ever held that an industry has the last word on the standards governing its own liability.

We all have the right to expect that our state and local government does everything possible to keep us safe on our roads, at construction sites, and more. We expect they have written policies and procedures and all employees are properly trained to protect the community. When the government and/or business fail to do so, lawsuits almost always result in safety improvements. Shielding corporations and government entities from liability or damages is not a solution. Holding those who create dangerous conditions (or allow known dangers to continue without public warning) accountable for their actions improves safety, saves lives, and prevents future harm.

Now, almost 10 years later, the suit is nearly finishing its journey through the state courts. We will wait and see the Supreme Court decision.

This case is a perfect example of the all-to-often, lengthy litigation process especially with an appeal. The death of a loved one leaves many not only in emotional turmoil, but financial distress. Burial costs are expensive and can costs thousands of dollars. The loss may also put a strain on regular monthly expenses like mortgage/rent, car payments, and ongoing monthly expenses. As a result, some people turn to litigation funding.

Legal funding companies offer pre-settlement funding and post-settlement funding to help plaintiffs survive financially while they wait for their awards. Pre-settlement litigation funding is provided by a lawsuit funding company to a plaintiff before a settlement or award, with the expectation that the plaintiff will ultimately receive compensation from the suit. Funding provides immediate access to money so the plaintiff can cover expenses while in litigation. Post-settlement funding occurs after an award has been made or a settlement reached in a lawsuit, but before the award or settlement is paid out. Some plaintiffs find that they require financial assistance because even when a settlement is reached, it can still take time for the payment to be made. A defendant could also appeal the court’s ruling, resulting in a long time before the award is paid out.

If you are involved in a wrongful death lawsuit and are considering litigation financing, Litigation Funding Corporation may be your solution. We understand that waiting out the long litigation process can be devastating especially with bills stacking up. Our legal funding services are based on a non-recourse base, meaning that we are only repaid if you win your case. Credit score and employment history are not factors in the funding decision; only the strength of your case matters. Even if your case is in appeal, we can help. Don’t struggle financially during your pending claim and don’t settle for less than you deserve when our services may be a valuable asset to you. Once we receive an application, most requests for cash advances are approved within 1 to 2 days after case documentation is received from your attorney. Don’t delay; call today!

Litigation Funding Corp. Lends a Helping Hand

October 28, 2014

Pre-settlement lawsuit funding is often times essential for plaintiffs who have suffered injuries making it difficult or impossible to work. Before legal finance companies existed, many plaintiffs were forced to accept settlements lower than they deserved. With a lawsuit cash advance, plaintiffs have the opportunity to stay financially stable while fighting for justice and fair compensation.

Being involved in a lawsuit can be extremely stressful with mounting medical bills and other expenses, in addition to ongoing financial commitments. Litigation Funding Corp. understands that life does not stop when you have a pending lawsuit. We are here to help eliminate the financial stress with a non-recourse cash advance.

Our company is one of the most experienced in the legal finance industry, and our application process is among the quickest and easiest. There is no credit check or employment verification, and no application fee. Once you apply we work directly with your attorney to quickly assess the strength of the case. If your case qualifies for funding, we will prepare a contract to be signed by you and your attorney. After we received the signed contract, delivery of the lawsuit cash advance can be wire transferred or sent by overnight delivery. All this could be accomplished within 24 – 48 hours.

As your case progresses, you may find the need for additional funding. If so, you can make submit an additional request. Best of all, our legal funding only requires repayment if you receive a favorable cash settlement award. If your case is lost, the repayment is waived.

If you have filed a lawsuit and are represented by an attorney, you are eligible for pre-settlement funding. Take the first step in getting obtaining a lawsuit cash advance by completing our online application or calling our office, toll-free at 1-866-548-3863.

When a Medical Procedure Goes Wrong

October 21, 2014

Thousands of medical procedures are performed in the U.S. every day. While the vast majority of people receive excellent healthcare, occasionally mistakes happen; serious injuries, even death, may occur.

Proving negligence can be difficult therefore, it is important to consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney. If it is determined that a patient or a loved one was harmed due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be brought against the wrongdoer. The lawsuit may not only apply to the healthcare provider who performed the medical mistake, but to the hospital, doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other medical staff, as well.

Although that may sound like an easy process, more often than not, doctors and hospitals refuse to accept blame for wrongdoing and negligence. They hire a legal team to deny, delay, and defend the claim for as long as possible. They also know that most plaintiffs do not have the financial staying power to wait out a lengthy litigation process. When faced with the financial burdens of mounting medical bills, rehabilitation or ongoing care, funeral and burial expenses, and lost wages, a plaintiff may consider a less-than-favorable settlement offer. The only winner is the billion-dollar insurance company. The good news is that there is an alternative. Pre-settlement lawsuit funding helps plaintiffs level the playing filed in order to seek a fair settlement.

Pre-settlement funding is immediate cash with no risk attached. How? It is a non-recourse cash advance against a pending claim. That means that if the plaintiff loses the case, there is absolutely no obligation to repay the cash advance. Additionally, there are no hidden costs; no application fees or monthly payments. There are no credit checks or employment verifications. When the financial worries are gone, plaintiffs can focus on recovering while their attorney focuses on seeking appropriate justice.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice and wish to apply for lawsuit funding, complete the online application or call Litigation Funding Corporation. Our one-page application and quick approval process enables approved plaintiffs to obtain emergency cash in 24 – 48 hours.

Pre-Settlement Funding For Drunk Driver Lawsuit

October 14, 2014

A woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident when her Saturn was struck head-on by the driver of a Ford Explorer. The Explorer crossed the double yellow line, sideswiping a Camry before slamming into the Saturn. It is alleged that the driver of the Explorer was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. He suffered severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the single mother of a 5-year-old daughter.

While the investigation continues, the woman’s family should consult an experienced auto accident attorney. If the family proceeds with a wrongful death lawsuit, they may face financial difficulties while waiting for justice to be served. In addition to funeral and burial expenses, this family may be struggling to pay any outstanding bills the woman may have incurred, as well as expenses for the care of her daughter.

A solution to coping financially is pre-settlement funding, a cash advance against the pending claim. Pre-settlement funding companies realize that serious and deadly drunk driving accidents can take years to settle. With loss of income and additional expenses, financial devastation can lead a plaintiff to consider a quick settlement. Fortunately, there is no need to sacrifice a valuable case for pennies on the dollar with pre-settlement funding. Litigation Funding Corporation can’t rewind time so the accident never happened, but we can help you to survive the financial turmoil by providing the money you need now to hold out for the settlement you deserve.

The only requirement to apply is a valid lawsuit, legal representation, and a completed online application. Once your attorney provides supporting documentation, your case application will be reviewed and a decision made. If approved, funds can be made available in less than 48 hours. Pre-settlement funding clients pay nothing until the case successfully settles; this includes no upfront fees or monthly payments. Best of all, if you lose your case keep the money free of charge.

Call us to determine if pre-settlement funding is right for your case.

Pre-Settlement Lawsuit Funding Supports Defective Product Lawsuits

September 25, 2014

Product manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe, as well as warn consumers of potential dangers. When consumers buy a product on the store shelf or in the showroom, they assume the product is safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Millions of people injured every year by defective products – toy, drug, equipment, vehicle, etc. – can be affected physically, emotionally, and financially. If the accident or injury could have been prevented, if the manufacturer had published warnings, or if the product was somehow misleading, victim may be entitled to compensation.

A defective product lawsuit may take time to settle. During this time, a plaintiff may not have enough money to pay the bills, especially if the injuries meant the inability to return to work. Pre-settlement funding may be available to meet financial needs while waiting for case settlement. This type of cash advance can be an essential asset because funding can be available quickly. Unlike traditional bank loans, there are no credit checks, employment verifications, or monthly payments. The only requirement is a guarantee of repayment once the case settles. If the plaintiff loses, the lawsuit cash advance is completely waived.

If you are the victim of a defective product and have file a personal injury lawsuit, don’t let the bills pile up and ruin your credit. Apply for pre-settlement lawsuit funding and you could be paying your bills in less than 48 hours.

Lawsuit Funding Fills a Gap When Lost Loved One is Sole Bread-Winner

September 16, 2014

If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, it can be devastating, both emotionally and financially. There is no amount of financial compensation that could make this better, but you should consider how it could help you deal with other burdens this situation has placed on you. A wrongful death lawsuit can help pay for medical expenses (if applicable), as well as funeral and burial expenses. It can also provide for your family, particularly if your deceased loved one is the family’s sole breadwinner. However, reaching a settlement may be much longer than you can financially withstand. You may consider settling for less than full case value if you don’t have the ready cash to pay for immediate expenses. Who can you turn to when funding options are limited and your case is months, even years from settling? The answer is pre-settlement funding.

A lawsuit cash advance is the smart and easy way to gain your financial stability while waiting to obtain justice. Pre-settlement funding is not a loan so your financial information is not necessary to qualify. All that is needed to be considered for funding is that you have retained an attorney and you have a strong case. You can have bad credit and no job, yet still receive a lawsuit cash advance. There are zero monthly payments; repayment is made once the case settles. If you don’t win your lawsuit, you owe nothing.

Litigation Funding Corp. is one of the country’s leading and highly respected legal funding companies. Our team of professionals helps plaintiffs ease their financial concerns by providing quick, affordable, legal funding on their pending wrongful death legal claim. We will promptly review your application, consult your attorney, review case documents, and let you know in a timely manner (usually less than 48 hours) if your case is approved. Once approved, the lawsuit cash advance can be wired as early as the same day.

Lawsuit funding isn’t for everyone, but it may help you survive the litigation process so you can win a much larger settlement. Call Litigation Funding Corp. to learn how pre-settlement lawsuit funding can help keep your case strong.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Man Falls from Plane

September 15, 2014

Pre-settlement funding is ideal for cases where the loss of the family bread-winner could crush the family, financially, before they ever get to the litigation finish line.

A passenger on a flight from Brooklyn to Grinnell Regional Airport was killed after being “sucked” out of the aircraft. His widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the skydiving company and pilot alleging that the parachute her husband was required to wear as a safety precaution ended up killing him.

The victim was flying as part of a plan to have maintenance done on the aircraft. Although he was not skydiving, he was told to wear a parachute because the aircraft had no passenger seats and the door was going to be open for the brief flight. During the flight, the chute deployed inside the aircraft. When the wind caught the parachute, the man was “sucked” out of the plane. The lawsuit alleges that he would not have been pulled from the plane and died had he not been required to wear a parachute. The suit alleges the aircraft was not in compliance with federal regulations. Under federal law, planes can be flown without doors specifically for skydiving; this plane was not being used for that purpose. The claim also alleges that the pilot failed to provide a pre-flight briefing, which could have included safety equipment information.

Families like this one often turn to an experienced legal finance company for the financial assistance they need to get through the long, legal process and to achieve true justice in their cases. Pre-settlement funding is money given in advance of an expected settlement or jury verdict to help pay the bills and expenses, remove any financial pressure to settle too early for too little, continue to provide interim financial assistance, if needed, and permit the family to wait out the legal process for a fair and equitable settlement or a trial in the case. With a lawsuit cash advance, personal injury plaintiffs no longer have to cave in to the insurance company because of financial difficulties caused by an accident.

Pre-settlement lawsuit funding is easy to apply for, requires no credit check or employment history, no upfront fees or costs, and no monthly payments. Once an applicant is approved, the cash advance can be available for use within 24-48 hours. Lawsuit funding is contingent upon the outcome of the case – if the case is successful, the funding company is repaid the principal plus profit. If the case fails, the repayment is waived. Call 1-866-548-3863 or visit our website for a free, no-obligation consultation or to apply.

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