According to a 2006 study, medication errors harm approximately 1.5 million people in the United States every year. Medication errors can occur in many ways, such as if the doctor prescribes the wrong medication, the patient is harmed by a medication that was prescribed to treat a misdiagnosed condition, or the patient is given too much or too little of the drug. Side effects or damage may go undetected for months, even years. If the healthcare provider has failed to provide the accepted standard of care resulting in serious harm or death, the victim, or the family of a deceased loved one, should seek legal counsel to determine his/her rights.
A wrongful death lawsuit was recently filed by the family of a woman who allegedly died after taking medication prescribed by her doctors. According to the lawsuit, doctors failed to properly evaluate the woman’s condition and evaluate her medical history before prescribing Fluconazole, a medication that is used to treat fungal or yeast infections in the body. The complaint states that as a result, the woman suffered serious injuries, which led to severe deterioration in her health and ultimately her death. The lawsuit seeks damages greater than $50,000.
Although no amount of money can bring back their loved one or make up for the pain and suffering they have endured, this family has the right to be compensated. Unfortunately, receiving just compensation can take years, time which is often a financial burden for plaintiffs faced with medical and/or funeral and burial expenses. When a plaintiff does not have the financial resources to wait for justice, litigation funding is a great resource to see the case through to a fair and equitable settlement.
Litigation funding is a cash advance against the proceeds of a case. Without this option, desperate plaintiffs are often forced to settlements too soon, for too little. A plaintiff is eligible for funding once he/she has attorney representation. The next step is to complete an online application or call Litigation Funding Corporation. We will then request case documentation from the plaintiffs’ attorney to determine its strength and the funding amount. Approvals are typical provided within 24 – 48 hours because we do not need a credit check, employment verification, or collateral in order to fund a case. Best of all, there are no payments until the case settles, at which time we are repaid from the proceeds of the settlement. If the case is lost, the plaintiff is under no obligation to repay the cash advance.