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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Electrocution Case

December 12, 2016

A widow of an electrocuted welder filed a wrongful death lawsuit, on the second-year anniversary of death.

A 33-year-old welder was unexpectedly electrocuted while he was on-the-job at a recycling center in October 2014. He was assisting several other workers in replacing the metal roof of an electrical transformer substation. The man’s widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit naming 24 defendants.

The lawsuit seeks compensation for pain and suffering sustained by the man prior to his death and compensation for his family and next of kin who suffered financial and emotional damages as a result of his sudden death. It is further alleged that the man believed the electrical line, which caused his death, had been de-energized. In addition the tool used to test for a live line was roughly 15 years old and should have been taken out of service after two years as required.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) investigated the welder’s death and the company he worked for was cited for nine alleged safety violations that contributed to his death. Eight violations were rated as serious and one categorized as a repeated offense. The company was hit was a penalty of $115,000 subsequently negotiated down to $63,250. There were also three other serious violations for failing to train electrical workers in safe workplace practices.

The widow would face a difficult time and the case may take a number of months or perhaps years to reach a settlement or go to trial. It is likely going to be difficult paying the rent or mortgage and there is very little money left over after paying for funeral and burial expenses. Plaintiffs may be worried about how they are going to find the money to make ends meet?

A lawsuit cash advance, may be the right option for cash strapped plaintiffs. Pre-settlement funding can be arranged from anywhere in the United States by calling Litigation Funding Corporation’s toll free number – 1-866-LITFUND (548-3863). Write out a list of questions before calling about a lawsuit cash advance.

There are a number of other terms for a lawsuit cash advance, such as lawsuit loan, pre-settlement funding, legal funding and case financing. A lawsuit loan is emergency funding that helps a plaintiff get back on their feet financially and pay all of their bills and monthly financial obligations.

It might be the solution for any financial problems resulting out of a pending personal injury case.

Newborn Dies Four Days After Birth, Mother Files Medical Negligence Lawsuit

October 25, 2016

Rachel Melancon’s baby died four days after delivery. The death was allegedly due to medical negligence.

Plaintiff Melancon’s baby was born in December 2013. Four days later the newborn, named Olivia, died, ostensibly as a result of the doctor’s delay and the use of forceps when the baby was in distress.

According to documents filed in this medical negligence case, Dr. George Backardjiev, attempted to use forceps to deliver the baby rather than ordering a C-section, despite the fact that the child was in distress and a natural vaginal birth was considered to be unsafe.

Nurses working with the physician, although allegedly uneasy about the situation, deferred to the doctor’s orders to increase Pitocin and keep Melancon comfortable. During the attempt at vaginal delivery, the physician attempted to use forceps three times. On two occasions they slipped and the doctor then ordered a C-section.

According to the lawsuit, by the time the C-section was ordered, the baby had sustained a partial skull fracture and brain hemorrhaging. She went into multi-organ failure and was removed from life support.

The jury in this case awarded the mother $10.2 million.

The medical bills in this case would have been extremely high, especially considering the child had to be transferred to another medical facility to receive critical care. The parents would have likely had to struggle to pay those expenses in addition to their own monthly financial commitments.

To meet those larger financial obligations, the Melancon’s could have researched litigation funding. It is the fastest and easiest path to get a lawsuit cash advance by simply completing a litigation funding online application that takes about five minutes or less. The Litigation Funding Corporation may be reached, toll free, at 1-866-LITFUND, from anywhere in the United States.

The next step is to speak with an attorney and notify them that a lawsuit loan company was contacted and that they intend to request information about the case. After that, the rest of the process is taken care of by the litigation funding and lawyer’s staff. If all things go well with the request for information, the pre-settlement funding may be received in 48 hours or less.

Lawsuit Alleges Doctors Wrongly Prescribed Medication That Led To Woman’s Death

October 10, 2016

According to a 2006 study, medication errors harm approximately 1.5 million people in the United States every year. Medication errors can occur in many ways, such as if the doctor prescribes the wrong medication, the patient is harmed by a medication that was prescribed to treat a misdiagnosed condition, or the patient is given too much or too little of the drug. Side effects or damage may go undetected for months, even years. If the healthcare provider has failed to provide the accepted standard of care resulting in serious harm or death, the victim, or the family of a deceased loved one, should seek legal counsel to determine his/her rights.

A wrongful death lawsuit was recently filed by the family of a woman who allegedly died after taking medication prescribed by her doctors. According to the lawsuit, doctors failed to properly evaluate the woman’s condition and evaluate her medical history before prescribing Fluconazole, a medication that is used to treat fungal or yeast infections in the body. The complaint states that as a result, the woman suffered serious injuries, which led to severe deterioration in her health and ultimately her death. The lawsuit seeks damages greater than $50,000.

Although no amount of money can bring back their loved one or make up for the pain and suffering they have endured, this family has the right to be compensated. Unfortunately, receiving just compensation can take years, time which is often a financial burden for plaintiffs faced with medical and/or funeral and burial expenses. When a plaintiff does not have the financial resources to wait for justice, litigation funding is a great resource to see the case through to a fair and equitable settlement.

Litigation funding is a cash advance against the proceeds of a case. Without this option, desperate plaintiffs are often forced to settlements too soon, for too little. A plaintiff is eligible for funding once he/she has attorney representation. The next step is to complete an online application or call Litigation Funding Corporation. We will then request case documentation from the plaintiffs’ attorney to determine its strength and the funding amount. Approvals are typical provided within 24 – 48 hours because we do not need a credit check, employment verification, or collateral in order to fund a case. Best of all, there are no payments until the case settles, at which time we are repaid from the proceeds of the settlement. If the case is lost, the plaintiff is under no obligation to repay the cash advance.

To learn more or to apply for litigation funding, contact the legal funding experts at Litigation Funding Corporation.

Listeria Laced Salad Allegedly Kills Ohio Woman

August 22, 2016

When you grocery shop, you expect your food to be safe, especially when it is bagged and looks fresh and appealing.

The salad that 79-year-old Ellen DiStefano consumed one night killed her. It was contaminated with Listeria bacteria which invaded her body putting her into a coma. Dole’s Springfield, Ohio plant was identified as the source of the Listeria tainted salads. The plant was shuttered for three months to deal with the issue.
DiStefano’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dole alleging gross negligence, malice, recklessness and wanton/willful disregard for the public. It was the second suit filed in relation to the outbreak and it alleges that Dole did not have a system in place to prevent contamination. It further alleges that the company knew about the Listeria contamination prior to the outbreak, as far back as 2014.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dole’s product showed signs of Listeria during swab rests in 2014, yet they continued to ship their salads throughout the United States and Canada. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 19 individuals were seriously affected by the tainted salads and one man in Michigan died. In Canada, there were 14 reported cases in five provinces and three deaths that may be linked to the Dole salads. It is anticipated that there will be more lawsuits filed in the months to come.

In order to pay all the medical bills incurred while Mrs. DiStephano was in hospital for a month, the family may have needed a source of income other than their jobs. One solution would be litigation funding, also referred to as a lawsuit loan.

A litigation funding company provides an immediate cash advance to fund a lawsuit using a very simple three-step, no risk process. Plaintiffs fill out an intake form, as well as the lawyer questionnaire form, and send in the relevant paperwork. Once approved, plaintiffs can receive their fast cash in as little as two days.

There is no longer any need for plaintiffs to settle for pennies on the dollar. Litigation funding allows the plaintiffs to let their lawyers do their jobs and the cases to run their course to a fair and equitable conclusion. Do not agree to an unfair settlement because you are strapped for cash. A lawsuit loan can level the playing field between you and the insurance company.

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