When a loved one dies due to a medical error, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation. An experience medical malpractice attorney can evaluate the circumstances and determine whether the victim has a viable case. After a lawsuit is filed, the time between the lawsuit and settlement can stretch over years – time that is financially difficult for many plaintiffs. When the ability to wait for compensation is not an option, litigation funding may be.
A New Jersey woman recently filed a lawsuit against two doctors, a physician assistant and a Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania health care facility, alleging the wrongful death of her daughter. According to the suit, the young woman sought medical at Correct Care Solutions LLC for a cough, congestion and abdominal pain, but while at the facility, she was never examined by a physician. On Dec. 15, 2014, an exploratory laparotomy was performed, which confirmed a ruptured and necrotic appendix; she died the next day. The lawsuit seeks a jury trial, compensatory and punitive damages of more than $150,000, plus legal costs.
Bringing a medical malpractice suit holds hospitals, doctors, and other medical staff accountable when appropriate levels of care are not provided. But, hospitals have “deep pockets,” and, often, deliberately delay the legal process, forcing a low settlement on their victim because he/she can’t afford to wait out the process. Litigation funding, a cash advance based on the predicted outcome of a case, may be able to help bridge the gap between financial needs and a fair settlement. This type of financing is provided against the potential settlement of the case. That means there is no need for a credit check, employment verification, or monthly payments.
The application process is quick and easy. If the case is reviewed and appears winnable, approval and funding can be available within 24 – 48 hours. There is no risk to the client because funding is provided on a non-recourse basis, meaning that the funding company accepts 100% of the risk. If the case wins, the funds are paid back at the time of settlement, but if the plaintiff loses, the repayment is waived completely.
If you have lost a loved one due to a misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to a monetary recovery by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Once you have legal representation, if you are considering litigation funding, contact Lawsuit Financial or complete our online contact form. Don’t let the litigation process wreak havoc on your financial situation. Litigation funding ensures that you can fight for restitution for as long as it takes to win.