May 31, 2016

Tire Separation Likely Cause of Fatal Auto Crashes in Florida

A preliminary investigation shows a front tire malfunction may have caused a fatal single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Titusville, about 40 miles east of Orlando.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), three people died and eight others were injured when an SUV carrying all eleven lost control and rolled over several times. The three deceased girls, all under the age of 18, were pronounced dead at the scene. Six of the eight injured were treated at area hospitals. Among the injured was a child who was ejected over a perimeter fence, and found after rescuers heard the child crying. It is unclear whether or not all occupants were wearing seatbelts.

The crash follows a crash earlier this month in Juniper, Florida in which a woman lost control of her minivan, veered into a concrete barrier and then bounced into the path of an SUV. Four of her children and two other adults died in the crash. Three people died at the scene of the crash, and three others succumbed to their injuries at local hospitals. The driver and her 11-year-old son suffered serious injuries. Several victims were ejected from the vehicle. The FHP believe the crash was caused by a separated tire. It is unclear whether any of the eight passengers in the minivan were wearing seat belts.

Did the tires fail because they were defective? Did the vehicles roll over because of a defective design? Once a tire loses its tread, it can become difficult even for experienced drivers to regain control of the vehicle.

When a tire company creates a defective tire or tire part, it should be held liable for the injuries and deaths that the defects cause. Proving that a defective vehicle part was the cause, or a contributing factor, is often difficult and takes time. It is best to consult with an experienced attorney who can protect your rights and determine if legal action is valid and likely to succeed. An experienced auto accident attorney knows the right questions to ask and has the best legal strategies to hold negligent corporation accountable. But, it won’t be easy as large corporations and their insurance companies will deny, delay, and defend the claim. Such cases often drag on for years. During this time, victims may struggle to pay bills and expenses – medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and ongoing monthly bills, to name a few. One way to minimize the financial impact is to seek a litigation funding.

As a leader in the legal finance industry, Lawsuit Financial knows the effects such a traumatic auto accident can have on a family. We can provide a lawsuit cash advance at no-risk to plaintiffs in a pending claim because we provide fast cash based strictly on the merits of the case. We do not care about employment status, credit score, or personal assets. The process is quite simple. Once you hire an attorney and your lawsuit is underway, complete our online application or call our office. The rest is up to us. We will contact your attorney for necessary case documentation and upon funding approval, you can have cash in hand within 24 – 48 hours. We will wait until your case settles to be repaid from the case proceeds. If your case does not win, you have no personal liability to pay us back. It is that simple!

Call us today for a free, no obligation litigation funding consultation. Your road to financial freedom could start tomorrow.

May 26, 2016

Lawsuit Funding Helps Cases When An Accident Caused By A Drunk Driver Destroys Your Life

Many auto accidents are the result of a driver being intoxicated; it is a common occurrence nationwide. Victims of a DUI crash may have legal recourse to recover damages through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the person(s) at fault.

A Spring, Texas couple and their 17-year-old son were returning home from a church function when the speeding driver of a Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck ran a red light and plowed into their Honda sedan. All three family members were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. After the crash, the driver of the pick-up attempted to flee the scene according to witnesses. It was reported that when deputies arrived, they “could smell a strong odor or alcohol about his person.” Other field tests were administered and the suspect reportedly failed them as well. At the time of the accident, there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a prior drunk driving charge. He was also driving on a suspended license.

Although it may be difficult for surviving family members to think about taking legal action following the loss of loved ones, a wrongful death lawsuit is the only way to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions and for the family to seek compensation for damages. In addition to compensation for funeral costs, medical bills, and other expenses resulting from the death, the family can also seek damages for the loss of present and future earnings as well as intangible elements of life, such as loss of companionship, which cannot be assigned cash value. The claim may also be filed against bars, restaurants, night clubs and other establishments that serve alcohol to the intoxicated persons.

Such cases can take months, even years to settle. While some people can financially withstand a lengthy legal process, often times, the financial burden is too much for most. Lawsuit funding can provide immediate financial relief and peace of mind.

Lawsuit funding is cash provided in advance of an expected settlement; its main purpose is to assist plaintiffs who are struggling to make ends meet due to injury or death caused by auto accidents. There are just a few benefits of lawsuit funding:
• It is not a loan. If you don’t win your case, you don’t repay the cash advance.
• Unlike a traditional loan, you make no monthly payments.
• Your personal credit has no bearing on our funding decision, and you don’t need to be employed. We fund strictly on case strength.
• You do not need to be employed.

Lawsuit Financial is one of the country's most experienced providers of lawsuit funding services. We work directly with your attorney to gather needed information to process your funding request quickly, typically within 48 hours. Don’t settle your valuable case for less than you deserve. Visit us online or call our office for a free review of your situation and to learn more about our funding services.

May 24, 2016

Rhode Island Police Officer Dies in Unusual Wrong-Way Crash

Wrong-way crashes on highways are relatively rare, but are often fatal because of the increased force of two vehicles in a head-on crash and because such collisions are usually at a high rate of speed.

Rhode Island State Police said a 24-year-old Jamestown police officer was on his way home from work when his Dodge Charger was struck head-on. According to surveillance video and witnesses the 23-year-old Massachusetts man that caused the crash was driving the right way on I-95, but then suddenly pulled onto the shoulder, made an illegal U-turn and headed in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed. Shortly thereafter, he slammed into the off-duty officer. The reckless driver’s car burst into flames. Firefighters had to put the fire out before using the Jaws of Life to free both men, who were pronounced dead at local hospitals. The crash is under investigation; the surveillance video did not cover the actual crash. Police said there were no signs of drugs or alcohol in the reckless driver’s car, but they are still waiting for toxicology results. According to the man’s mother, he may have been at a graduation party earlier that evening.

The family of the deceased police officer may wish to consult with an attorney to understand their rights to seek compensation for their loss. While a wrong-way accident may seem easy to prove and often settle through negotiations without having to file a lawsuit, there are cases when an insurance company is unreasonable in making a fair offer forcing the victim into a lawsuit. Once a lawsuit is filed, the family may also wish to consider whether auto accident lawsuit funding is necessary to keep them financial stable until their lawsuit is either settled out of court or tried to a conclusion, in court.

Lawsuit funding is cash received in advance of a settlement that, hopefully, permits victims to deal with their crucial expenses right away, enabling them to wait out the long, legal process and achieve appropriate justice. The process begins with completing a one-page application upon which time the funding company will contact the plaintiff’s attorney for documentation. Funding is based solely on the strength of the lawsuit; there are no credit checks or employment verification. If the request for funding is approved, a contract is executed and cash can be available within 24-48 hours. Repayment is made once the case successfully settles; if the plaintiff loses, repayment is completely waived.

If you are a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit and need fast cash, don’t hesitate to contact Lawsuit Financial at 1-877-377-SUIT. If you do not have an attorney, Lawsuit Financial has a network of attorneys all over the country waiting to assist you. We would be happy to provide one in your area at no cost to you.

May 18, 2016

5M Award for Family of Woman Hit and Killed by SMART Bus

In November 2014, Sally LaMay, 37, lost her life after she was hit in a marked crosswalk by a SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) bus that was turning on a yellow flashing light. She left behind two teenaged children. The bus driver was subsequently fired, and he died in January 2016.

Earlier this week, a jury awarded the woman’s family $5 million in damages. The family’s attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, said the award reflects the fact that LaMay suffered when she was fatally struck by the bus, an assertion SMART denied. Fieger said that while the defendants admitted that the driver hit the woman, they claimed that she died instantly and did not suffer any pain. It’s unclear if SMART will appeal.

Wrongful death lawsuits allow surviving family members to recover damages from those responsible for their loss, including compensation for the damages suffered by the victim. But, often times, trying to pay the bills during a pending litigation can be too much. Although Lawsuit Financial cannot bring back a loved one, we can help plaintiffs with immediate their financial needs. With a lawsuit cash advance, plaintiffs obtain the staying power to seek full compensation against their claim.

When you obtain lawsuit funding against a wrongful death lawsuit you are borrowing against the proceeds from your case. Funding is provided on a contingency basis, much like how an attorney is paid. This means you will only be responsible for paying back the advance if you prevail in the suit. Lose your case and the repayment is waived. There is no need for a credit check, employment verification, or monthly payments; funding is based completely on case strength.

If lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you may be entitled to compensation. If you are interested in receiving lawsuit funding or post settlement funding against the future recovery of your suit, contact Lawsuit Financial or complete our online application. We will evaluate your case and expected compensation. If your case has merit, we can provide funding typically within 24 – 48 hours.

May 16, 2016

Jury Awards $1.3 Million In Hip Replacement Surgery Case

Failed hip replacement surgery can cause severe pain, serious injuries, physical impairment, mental anguish, and the need for additional surgery. A failed surgery, whether caused by medical negligence or a defective product, can deprive a patient of the relief that is supposed to come with the procedure. Regardless, of the cause of negligence, a victim can file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Any restitution might help with the financial burdens -- both current and future -- that arise in the aftermath of a botched surgical. But, such claims take significant time and resources to investigate and litigate. Pre-settlement lawsuit funding may be the solution to withstand the lengthy process until just compensation can be received.

In July 2010, a 58-year-old woman suffering from osteoarthritis required a total hip replacement. Surgery to insert a prosthetic hip joint was intended to relieve her chronic pain, but she said the pain actually increased after the procedure. Fourteen months later, she underwent a second surgery to correct the problem.

The woman filed a lawsuit stating that although there was substantial relief after the second surgery, she will suffer long-term effects from mistakes made during the first procedure. She alleged that the first surgeon performed an improper insertion of the prosthesis, and claimed that her pain was due to his negligence. The surgeon blamed the manufacturer, however the jury did not agree and awarded the woman $1.3 million in damages, including $850,000 for past pain and suffering, $400,000 for future pain and suffering and $50,000 to her husband. In 2012, the manufacturer did recall two of the hip replacement components used in the first procedure, but the plaintiff’s attorney asserted that it did not depart from prevailing standards of care.

This case is an example where pre-settlement lawsuit funding may have helped. As a pioneer in the legal finance industry, Lawsuit Financial understands that the lack of financial resources can force a good case into a premature settlement. With a lawsuit cash advance, plaintiffs can pay their necessary expenses without credit risks or monthly payments. We assume all the risks, so the cash advance is only repaid if our client wins or settles the case. If the case is lost, the repayment is waived; no debt is ever created.

If you need a lawsuit cash advance on your future settlement, complete our online application. One of our experienced representatives will contact your attorney to start the process. We typically can make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours of receiving the necessary paperwork from your attorney. The cash advance can be sent via overnight mail or direct deposit. To learn more about lawsuit funding or see if your case qualifies, contact Lawsuit Financial.

May 12, 2016

Family Mourns St. Paul Woman Killed In Distracted Driving Crash

Driver distractions are so much a part of lives that we don‘t give them a second thought. Unfortunately, distracted driving accidents can be deadly. Once you, or a loved one, are the fatality -- it’s too late!

In the aftermath of a recent accident, a surviving family member admits she has been a distracted driver. “It’s just like, you never think you would hurt somebody doing that, but it happens,” she said.

Her 31-year-old sister died in what police believe was a distracted driving crash. As the woman’s fiancé slowed to stop for traffic on I-35W in St. Paul, an SUV slammed into them from behind at highway speed. The woman died from brain injuries; her fiancé survived, but also suffered brain injuries. The deceased woman leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. Police have not provided details as to how the driver was distracted, but said criminal charges are a possibility.

While the deceased in this case was a victim of distracted driving, the message still remains – it is time to we all stop ignoring the facts that distracted driving kills. With more distracted drivers on the road, it is important to practice safety driving precautions. However, sometimes accidents do happen. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, in an accident involving a distracted driver, contact an experienced attorney to understand your rights. You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, property damage, funeral expenses, lost wages and physical and emotional anguish.

Although a personal injury attorney can help victim's fight for justice, it can take time to obtain the best compensation. Unfortunately, many victims are not in a financial position to wait out the litigation process. If the plaintiff is unemployed or has poor credit, banks will usually not grant a loan. Even if approved for a bank loan, the plaintiff would be required to make monthly payments and pay back the loan no matter the outcome of the case. Insurance companies know all this and won’t hesitate to pressure victims into accepting the lowest possible settlement.

Before that happens, a better option would be lawsuit funding, a cash advance against the pending lawsuit. A legal funding company understands the financial situation facing plaintiffs and knows the lengths that insurance companies will go through to reach a less-than-fair settlement offer. Lawsuit funding allows victims to obtain immediate cash to meet their bills while their case progresses. With the financial pressure removed, there is no need to resolve any case for less than the full value of your injuries.

Funding is based solely by the pending lawsuit. There are no upfront fees, no credit or employment checks and no monthly payments. Repayment of the cash advance is from the proceeds of the case, but if the plaintiff loses, the repayment is waived in its entirety. The application process is quick and easy, often times with funding decisions within 24 – 48 hours. There are no application fees, no credit check, no job requirement and no monthly payments. And, if the plaintiff loses the case, there is no obligation to repay the cash advance.

If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one due to a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. It is important to contact an attorney that specializes in auto accident lawsuits. If you don't know or can't locate an attorney in your area, Lawsuit Financial will be happy to provide a free referral, anywhere in the country. If you are in a pending lawsuit and struggling to make ends meet, let our pro-justice legal finance company help you with immediate bills so your attorney has the time necessary to achieve the results you deserve. Call Lawsuit Financial at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) for a free no-obligation consultation.

May 11, 2016

Jury Awards Largest Settlement In County’s History Following Surgery Death Claim

Medical Malpractice is a serious issue and a leading cause of wrongful death, with failure to diagnose being among the most common issues. While you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit for negligence, waiting for a settlement can often take years. The financial and emotional roller coaster of a lawsuit is often equally as painful as the loss. A plaintiff who simply cannot endure a long litigation process with financial repercussions can seek lawsuit funding.

A Peoria, Illinois hospital and two physicians were recently found liable in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a woman who died during hysterectomy surgery in March 2013. After a 9-day trial, the jury awarded the plaintiffs over $5 million. If the verdict withstands an appeal, it will be the largest wrongful death verdict in the county’s history.

The lawsuit claimed that the 36-year-old woman bled to death during a robotic-enhanced hysterectomy procedure at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. The suit alleged that the gynecologist, Dr. David Kindred, accidently lacerated an artery and the patient bled internally for approximately two hours before the injury was detected. The blood collected in an area undetected by cameras and sensors used in the surgery. Meanwhile, the anesthesia staff failed to timely diagnose and treat the internal bleeding, despite the presence of deteriorating vital signs in the patient. It wasn’t until the doctors could detect no pulse did Kindred perform a general incision that revealed the cut artery and blood loss. Despite subsequent transfusions and efforts to stem the bleeding, the patient died. She left behind a husband and three children.

Although nothing can ever replace the loss of a loved one, Lawsuit Financial is happy that this family was able to seek justice. While we don’t know their financial situation, this case would have been eligible for lawsuit funding. A lawsuit cash advance would have ensured that their expenses were covered until the case reached a settlement. It can also be a benefit if the defendants file an appeal, dragging out the case even longer.

Lawsuit funding is not provided against assets; rather it is against the potential settlement of the case. That means there is no need for a credit check or employment verification. Repayment is contingent upon litigation outcome. Had the plaintiffs in this case applied for, and received, a lawsuit cash advance and lost the case, we would not require repayment. That is because we assume all the risks when funding clients. The same applies if the family receives lawsuit funding during an appeal process. If the case is lost on appeal, repayment of the cash advance would be completely waived.

If you have lost a loved one due to a medical professional’s the failure diagnosis, you may be entitled to a monetary recovery by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Once you have legal representation, if you are considering lawsuit funding, contact Lawsuit Financial or complete our online contact form. Our litigation funding professionals will evaluate your wrongful death lawsuit funding and can typically provide the funds you need within 24 – 48 hours of case evaluation. Call us toll free at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) or visits us online for a free analysis of your situation.

May 10, 2016

Lawsuits Filed Against Oklahoma Natural Gas After Home Explosion

Two separate lawsuits have been filed against Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) alleging negligence following a home gas explosion in January. The explosion damaged more than 50 homes, ranging from minor cosmetic issues to structural problems that require demolition. ONG reported that the explosion was due to poor workmanship on a weld seam in the 1980s-era pipe. The investigation found that a 3½-inch crack in a polyethylene pipe and a lack of fusion in a weld seam led to the blast. The gas escaped the main and went underground, where it entered the home.

One lawsuit was filed by a man who claims that his house exploded because ONG failed to inspect, maintain and remove a dangerous condition from the home. The suit states that crews came out to check on a gas leak on Friday, January 1 then left, saying they would be back to fix it on Monday. The lawsuit also claims the utility was negligent for failing to warn residents of the danger, failing to remove the dangerous condition and for creating a hazard. The explosion leveled his home in the middle of the night on January 2, while he was sleeping inside. He was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns on his legs that left him permanently disfigured and which will continue to require medical treatment. He is seeking an amount in excess of $225,000 for actual and punitive damages. The second lawsuit was filed by the man’s next door neighbors who allege ONG knew about the danger and could have prevented it but did not. The couple also suffered injuries as a result of the explosion.

The lawsuits come at a time when some other residents say they're feeling forgotten, abandoned or pressured by ONG in the wake of the explosion. While the utility said it has settled claims with more than 30 households affected by the blast, a few residents say they've had no contact with the utility or have been pressured to sign what they considered unfair settlements.

Cases like this take time and incredible amounts of resources to reach a settlement. For many victims, waiting for fair compensation is not a viable option, especially if unable to return to work due to injuries. For these families temporary housing, clothing and more must be acquired. In order to avoid financial hardship, Lawsuit Financial could provide lawsuit funding to prevent these plaintiffs from settling for less than full case value.

Lawsuit funding is a cash advance against a potential jury verdict or settlement designed to help plaintiffs pay medical expenses and the monthly bills that pile up while awaiting a lawsuit settlement. It puts time in the hands of the plaintiff to await justice.

If you have been the victim of gas explosion resulting to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, and seeking compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, you may also qualify for lawsuit funding. Applying for a lawsuit cash advance requires one to complete an application. The transaction is risk-free and clients often obtain money within 24 - 48 hours. Funding is provided on a non-recourse basis and is completely contingent on the outcome of the lawsuit. If the lawsuit fails, the cash advance is completely excused. There are no upfront fees and no monthly payments. Credit and employment do not matter because we focus on the case and the case, alone. Complete our free, online application or call us today see how we can help.

May 5, 2016

Easing The Financial Pressures of A Lawsuit

If you are involved in a lawsuit or legal claim, it may take months or even years to receive the highest possible settlement. When your ability to work is affected, the longer your case lasts, the more difficult it becomes to pay everyday bills. Financial pressures can put a tremendous strain, but Lawsuit Financial can offer a series of well-placed non-recourse lawsuit advances to ease the financial pressure to settle early for too little. We believe being forced to settle for less than you deserve because you are in a financial bind is not seeking justice and could result in losing thousands, even millions of dollars of fair compensation. Lawsuit funding can dramatically change the outcome of your case by leveling the playing field. When you are more financially stable, your attorney has more time to negotiate the settlement you deserve.

Plaintiffs who apply for, and receive, lawsuit funding can use the money for anything they wish, but the cash advance is usually meant to pay important bills and other household expenses. By requesting cash advances on an as needed basis, it enforces financial discipline. Plaintiffs that receive a lump sum may be more inclined to spend some of the money on “luxuries” only to find in following months that they need more cash for the “necessities”, especially if the case takes longer than expected to settle. Requesting funding in smaller increments is also less costly because repayment is based on the cash advance amount at the time the funding was provided. The longer a cash advance is outstanding, the more expensive the repayment.

How easy is it for plaintiffs to obtain funding? First of all, eligibility simply requires a pending lawsuit and attorney representation. Next, we require a one-page funding application. That’s it! We take it from there; no need for a credit check or employment verification. Lawsuit Financial will review case materials from the plaintiff’s attorney and once we determine the strength of the case, we make a funding decision. If a lawsuit cash advance is accepted by the plaintiff, we will direct deposit or overnight the funds within 24 – 48 hours. The advance is only repaid if, and when, the plaintiff wins. If the case is lost, we are not repaid.

If you are having trouble covering expenses during a pending lawsuit, Lawsuit Financial can help keep your case with lawsuit funding. For a free analysis of your case funding situation, call us toll-free at 1-877-443-4711 or visit us online.

May 2, 2016

Truck Drive Detaches Cab Then Flees Scene Of Fatal Accident

Police are searching for the hit-and-run tractor-trailer driver who killed one person and severely injured another in Vernon, California gruesome crash. Apparently, after the truck driver fled the scene of a minor collision he proceeded to run a red light. As he blasted through the intersection, the semi collided with a Chevy pick-up truck which became wedged underneath the semi’s trailer. The truck driver attempted to keep driving, but stopped after hearing the sound of the mangled Chevy beneath his trailer. That only stopped him temporarily. The semi unhitched the trailer and fled the scene in the cab of the truck.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they had to cut open the Chevy in order to extricate the two men trapped inside. The passenger died at the scene; the driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police located the abandoned tractor cab about a mile away, but after speaking to several witnesses and officials of the Texas-based company connected to the truck, they have identified a “person of interest.” No arrests have been made.

Regardless of how an accident occurs if you are a victim due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Therefore, it is important to consult an experienced attorney. Although an attorney can build a case on your behalf and seek the justice deserved, this takes time which often creates financial distress. Just because you are involved in a lawsuit does not mean you don’t have financial obligations – mortgage payments, car payments, medical expenses, utility bills, and more. Failure to pay can lead to harassing collection calls, foreclosure, and can jeopardize a good credit score. This is where lawsuit funding can help.

What about applying for a traditional bank loan, you ask? While traditional types of financing can be less expensive than a lawsuit cash advance, they require employment verification and credit checks. If your credit has been damaged or you cannot show employment, it is not likely you will be able to obtain a bank loan, even you are considered a “valued customer.” Assume you do qualify for a traditional bank loan, then what? It will need to be repaid, usually with monthly payments, regardless of your financial status. Not matter what happens in your case, win or lose, you will be required to repay the bank loan in full. On the other hand, lawsuit funding is based entirely on the strength of your case. There are no credit checks, employment verification, or monthly payments. You only repay the advance when your case successfully settles. If you lose your case, the advance is yours to keep with no further obligation to the funding company.

If you believe that lawsuit funding could help you during a financial time of need while waiting for case settlement, contact Lawsuit Financial. Our dedicated staff can typically approve your lawsuit cash advance request within 24 – 48 hours of receiving all necessary case documents and speaking to your attorney. The funds can be wire-transferred directly to your bank account or sent via overnight mail. When the case settles, your attorney will repay the cash advance plus interest from the proceeds of the settlement; no monies will ever come directly out of your pocket to pay us.

Call today and see if Lawsuit Financial can help you negotiate from a position of strength, not financial desperation.

April 29, 2016

The “How’s” Of Lawsuit Funding

Does this sound like your scenario?

• You were seriously injured in an auto accident due to a distracted driver.
• You have filed a personal injury lawsuit, but the medical bills are piling up.
• You need to replace your damage vehicle.
• Your credit cards have reached their limits.
• You have been out of work due to your injuries.

The big question is – when will your case settle because you need money NOW!

When you need financial relief without accepting a less-than-favorable settlement, consider lawsuit funding. Lawsuit funding is a cash advance provided to plaintiffs in advance of their expected settlement. Funding is based on case strength, not your credit report or employment status. The money can be used any way you would like, but it is recommended that it be used for “emergency” needs, such as medical expenses, mortgage, car payments, etc.

How do you obtain a lawsuit cash advance?
It is really quite easy. As long as you are in a pending claim and have attorney representation, you are. Simple complete our one-page, online application or call our office. After submitting your application, we will work with your attorney to determine the amount of funding we can provide.

How long will it take to receive your money?

Once we receive an application for funding and the necessary case documentation, we can make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours. If you accept our cash advance offer, you and your attorney will sign a contract. Once we receive the signed contract, we will overnight mail or wire transfer the funds for immediate use.

How is repayment made?
Lawsuit funding is an advance, not a loan. Therefore, there are no monthly payments. You simple repay the cash advance when your case settles. Repayment is made by your attorney from the case proceeds, so there is never an out-of-pocket expense to you. Best of all, we never require repayment if you lose your case.

How do you determine if lawsuit funding is right for you?
Learn how lawsuit funding can empower you to hold out for the best possible settlement without jeopardizing your financial obligations. Call Lawsuit Financial toll-free at (877) 377-7848 for a free, no-obligation funding consultations.

April 28, 2016

Lawsuit Claims Medical Device Caused Brain Damage

Every year, millions of people are surgically implanted with medical devices under the belief that it will help a medical issue or alleviate pain. But, if the device is defective in any way, the patient can suffer significant harm and even death.

A lawsuit was recently filed against Penumbra, a California based company, claiming its medical device used to treat aneurysms malfunctioned and caused a software engineer to suffer brain damage. According to the suit, Dennis Montgomery suffered an aneurysm in 2013. During surgery at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, the doctor placed 90 percent of a Penumbra Coil 400 into the aneurysm, but the last 10 percent detached prematurely and got stuck in the intracranial artery, which led to clots and ultimately a stroke and brain damage.

The Food and Drug Administration initiated a recall of the Penumbra Coil 400 in 2011 after finding that the pull wire could slip out of place and prematurely detach, potentially causing serious injury, stroke or death, according to the lawsuit. Penumbra obtained an FDA clearance to market the coil in 2012. The device used on Mr. Montgomery was manufactured in August 2011 with an expiration date of Aug. 31, 2013. It has not yet been determined if the device used was one of the recalled coils, or if the new coils have the same problem.

The lawsuit also names Penumbra representatives who attended the surgery and Overlake Hospital Medical Center in King County Superior Court. The suit seeks an undisclosed amount for medical and economic costs as well as damages. Penumbra has filed a motion to dismiss.

Product liability lawsuits where a person is injured due to a defect product require proof that the product was defective, and that defect caused injury or death. Most claims are based on one of the following:

• Fail to warn. If manufacturers of a medical product fail to warn patients of potential risks or dangers, they may be liable for the injury.
• Design flaws. Manufacturers of products that have defects in their design that cause injury may be liable for damages.
• Failure to recall. If a medical device manufacturer fails to recall a product that is found be dangerous, they may be liable.

These cases are complex and take time to settle. Most manufacturers will deny the claim putting profits over people and aggressively fight to keep their products on the market until forced to stop. While the plaintiff’s attorney will fight hard for a victims rights, it most often comes with immediate financial devastation for the plaintiff.

At Lawsuit Financial, we understand that the litigation process takes time, during which bills can pile up, resulting in financial problems that could lead to foreclosure, eviction or bankruptcy. With our quick and easy litigation funding services, Lawsuit Financial can provide a cash advance against a pending settlement, usually within 24 – 48 hours. There is no risk to our clients because we are repaid only after the case settles. If our client loses the case, we completely waive the cash advance.

As with any major financial decision, it’s important to get all the facts. Lawsuit Financial provides free, no-obligation consultations to provide you with a solution that is customized to your specific needs. Once you make a decision to apply for litigation funding, simply complete our one-page application or give us a call; we will do the rest. There is no need for a credit check or employment verification; funding decisions are completely dependent on the facts of your case. If you are in the middle of a pending lawsuit and need financial assistance, do not hesitate to call Lawsuit Financial.