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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.