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For plaintiffs involved in a lawsuit, one of the biggest obstacles before, during and after a lawsuit is having enough money to pay the bills and expenses, especially for those unable to return to work. Medical bills, mortgage payments, auto payments, and other expenses can quickly add up, turning add up quickly, sending injured victims into a financial tail spin. However, there is a viable solution that many don’t know about.

Some call it a lawsuit loan. Others call it lawsuit funding, litigation funding, pre-settlement funding, or a lawsuit cash advance. Despite the term used, it is a means to giving plaintiffs access to cash while waiting for a lawsuit to settle.

If you are seriously injured in an auto accident, obtaining medical care is just one aspect of healing. Finding help dealing with the insurance claim is another. Serious injury accident claims are difficult to handle without the assistance of an experienced attorney who understands the process and can obtain the highest possible settlement.

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A road hazard can include debris, oil spillage, and potholes. Dangerous road conditions can also be due to poorly placed construction barriers, inadequate or poorly designed roads, or the lack of traffic signals. Such variables can cause or contribute to an auto accident.

When the auto accident is the result of a spillage or debris from a commercial vehicle, negligence will rest with the driver and his employer. If debris came from a passing vehicle, it may be difficult to determine who was responsible. Claims of negligence against government entities can also be difficult because the agency may have sovereign immunity in such lawsuits. The plaintiff must prove the state agency knew or should have known about the debris or dangerous conditions, yet failed to fulfill its obligations of making the roadway safer or somewhat forgiving of driver error. There must be proof that the accident would not have otherwise occurred.

Seeking compensation from the at-fault party can prove instrumental in helping the injured victims cover medical expenses and other bills, as well as lost wages. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to recognize the specific cause and the responsible party. For this reason, it is important to consult an experienced auto accident attorney.

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Stevens – Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It’s usually a reaction to a medication or an infection. Often, Stevens-Johnson syndrome begins with flu-like symptoms, followed by a painful red or purplish rash that spreads and blisters. Recognizing early symptoms of SJS and providing prompt medical attention are the most valuable tools to minimize long-term damage. When ignored, serious injuries or death can result; a medical malpractice lawsuit may be warranted.

A plaintiff alleges a number of health care professionals were negligent in failing to properly treat a woman for complications related to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which ultimately resulted in her death.

The deceased woman was admitted to the hospital on December 10, 2014, for IV antibiotic treatment of spinal osteomyelitis. She was subsequently given various medications for a number of weeks. On January 8, 2015, the patient was diagnosed with SJS. Despite orders that all antibiotics be stopped, the patient continued receiving the medication, according to the lawsuit. By the end of January, she was transferred to an extended care facility, but according to the complaint, her records did not contain information on the SJS diagnosis. Upon admission, staff members at the facility noted that the woman had itching, multiple skin rashes and open blisters, but again, she was not properly. At the family’s request, the woman was transferred to the hospital, but died on February 18, 2015, in what the lawsuit says was a painful and horrible death. The plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

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On February 14, 2016, a teen snowboarder jumped 30 feet off a ski lift at Sugar Mountain Resort in North Carolina, to avoid freezing to death. He suffered frost bite and broken bones.

His family recently filed a lawsuit against the ski resort. According to court documents, the lift operator initiated daily closing protocol, including removing the safety gate from the lift, which would automatically stop the lift if a passenger or skier did not disembark at the top. Because of that, the young man went around the bullwheel and began going back down the mountain. When the lift was shut down for the evening, the chair came to a halt over a heavily wooded area, nearly 30 feet in the air, leaving the teen stranded.

Snow-making equipment and high winds drowned out his cries for help. After stranded for about two hours, and worried about surviving the night, the teen jumped, falling to the frozen ground below. He was knock unconscious when he fell, but eventually came to and crawled in pain until he reached help, according to the lawsuit.

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Most auto accident claims are settled successfully without a lawsuit ever being filed. However, if attempts at resolution fail, a trial may provide the only possible resolution to your car accident claim.

A Scottsdale, Arizona family is still recuperating from injuries suffered in a crash on Mother’s Day 2016.

A couple and their two young children were on their way to church when their vehicle was rear-ended by a pick-up truck. The impact pushed the couple’s 2011 Hyundai Elantra through the intersection before it struck a concreter barrier, went airborne, then flipped and landed in an open lot. The pick-up continued to travel through the field into a grocery store parking lot, where it struck a couple of vehicles. A state police accident reconstruction team determined that the pick-up truck was traveling between 71 and 78 mph in a 35 mph zone when it struck the couple’s vehicle. The truck driver and all four family members suffered serious injury. One child was released from the hospital the day after the crash; his brother remained in the hospital for nearly a month. The woman had major back surgery that required insertion of pins and rods. Her husband, who was thrown from the car, needed pins and rods in his right arm.

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Pharmacy errors can happen when the wrong dose of a prescription is given, when the wrong medication is given and in other circumstances. When that duty of care is breached and the breach causes harm to the patient, a pharmacy and pharmacist can be held liable for damages.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a pharmacy and pharmacist, alleging negligence in the dispensing of a medication.

The complaint was filed earlier this month alleging that the failure to provide the proper dosage of medication contributed to death. The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000.

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Lawsuit Financial understands that auto accident lawsuits can take months, even years to settle. We also know that many plaintiffs are on a fixed income and won’t have enough money to keep the case going. Rather than struggling financially during an already difficult time, we can offer a non-recourse cash advance against the pending claim.

Petersburg, Virginia police are still investigation a fatal crash involving a dump truck and three other vehicles.

Two dump trucks were traveling together as they approached an intersection. The first truck driver went through the intersection. The second driver followed, but had failed to notice the light had changed. The truck struck a vehicle that had the right-of-way, before striking two other cars. The dump truck went off the road into a nearby swamp. A pregnant woman was in the first vehicle hit; she was pronounced dead at the scene. Four people, including a child suffered minor injuries.

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Jack-knife tractor trailer accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries, even wrongful death.

If you are seriously injured, or lost a loved one, as the result of being hit by another vehicle, you would typically file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. If you are hit by a commercial truck, there may be multiple parties involved, including the driver, his/her employer, the truck manufacturer and the truck’s mechanic, to name a few. The number of potential parties alone adds a level of complexity to your case necessitating the need for an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight to ensure the largest possible settlement.

A multi-vehicle crash in Lake Wales, Florida left one man in serious condition. Police said that the crash began when a semi-tractor trailers rear-ended another semi, causing it to jack-knife. The driver of an SUV tried to swerve, but could not avoid hitting the jack-knifed semi. The SUV was then hit by a pick-up truck and a third semi. Orange juice barrels inside the second semi spilled along the roadway. Fifty gallons of diesel also leaked into the roadway as a result of the crash. The driver of the SUV suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover. There were no other injuries involved in the crash. The investigation in ongoing, but police say fog was heavy in the area.

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Medical errors and mistakes are far too common and can lead to serious injury and even death. In cases when a patient dies from the error or negligence, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Once a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed, the time between the lawsuit and settlement can stretch over years. A victim who has already suffered from the injustice of injuries may not have the financial means to wait for compensation without the help from a litigation funding expert.

A woman’s family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging a hospital and doctor failed to provide proper medical, ultimately causing the death of their loved one. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the patient suffered a seizure resulting in the deterioration of her health. The suit also alleges the defendants failed to properly evaluate the patient’s condition and discharged her from the hospital, which resulted in a ruptured aorta.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000.

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When you place your elderly loved one in a nursing home facility, it typically follows much consideration as to the needs of the elderly. You want to make sure that your loved one will be well-cared for and safe. Unfortunately, negligence is all too common.

General nursing home neglect can be a simple lack of staff interest in not providing for residents’ basic needs including water, food, and a clean and healthy environment. This form of negligence can lead to more serious illnesses and medical conditions. Bed sores and falls are a typical example of conditions that are relatively easy to prevent but far too common in many nursing centers.

A lawsuit may be the only way to seek justice and compensation for negligence. It may also be a means to improve safety and quality of care.