Medical negligence happens every day and the wrongdoer is usually reluctant to accept responsibility. Instead, their high-powered attorneys will deny and delay claims as long as possible hoping the plaintiff will give up, especially if suffering financially. Often times, there is only one solution for a plaintiff struggling to pay the bills – lawsuit funding.
A 53-year-old Milwaukee woman was recently awarded $25.3 million resulting from a medical malpractice lawsuit. On May 24, 2011, this mother of four was admitted to the hospital with acute abdominal pain accompanied by a fever. After spending nearly nine hours at the hospital, she was discharged and told to contact her gynecologist in the morning. Upon returning home, the woman collapsed and was taken to another hospital where she was diagnosed with a septic infection caused by Strep A. Due to the spread of infection, she needed all four limbs amputated to survive. The woman requires round the clock care; her future mobility will ultimately depend on her ability to adapt to prosthetic limbs.
According to the medical malpractice lawsuit, the doctors who treated the woman recognized signs of infection and included it in her diagnosis, but failed to share this information with the patient. The suit claims that a $25 antibiotic treatment could have prevented the septic infection. At the end of a three week trial, the jury awarded the woman $25.3 million, more than $8.2 million in past and anticipated health care costs and approximately $16.5 million consisted of non-economic damages. An appeal is expected.
This case is a perfect example where lawsuit funding could be useful. It has been over three years since the accident, and although an award was determined, this woman may still wait years to see her settlement if an appeal is filed. If facing financial burden during an appeal, lawsuit funding can still be a valuable resource.
Lawsuit funding approval is based 100% on the merit of the case and payment is only repaid when the case successfully settles. Because this cash advance is on a non-recourse basis, if the woman would lose her case on appeal, she would owe nothing. Additionally, there are no out-of-pocket costs, no credit checks and no need for employment verification. Once approved, funds can be available within 24 – 48 hours.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured due to medical negligence or misdiagnosis and are in need of immediate cash until your lawsuit settles, consider lawsuit funding to maintain financial stability before, and after, you case settles. Contact the legal funding experts at Litigation Funding Corporation for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.