Man’s Death Allegedly Caused by Wrong Medications Says Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan

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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2015 – Walter Riggs died at the Alden-Princeton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc. His family chose to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Walter Riggs suffered from diabetes and dementia and was a resident of Alden-Princeton for about two years. During that period of time, he was sent to hospital frequently for bowel obstructions and constipation. It was discovered after his death in 2013 that he was being given the wrong medication and had been receiving it for several months.

The administrator for the estate is seeking a jury trial, damages and litigation costs.

“In situations such as this, the family will have large bills to cope with, including those for nursing home care and hospitalization. Many plaintiffs do not have that kind of cash on hand and find it very difficult to pay out extra over and above their usual financial obligations. They may want to investigate litigation funding,” said Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation representative.

Pre-settlement funding is structured in such a way that once a plaintiff has applied for help, and has been approved, his or her funds are sent directly to a bank account by the fastest means possible.

The process is user friendly from the time a plaintiff calls to the time they receive a lawsuit loan. On application, the plaintiff is asked for details about his or her case and for the name of the attorney handling the file. That information is evaluated and approved based on the chances of winning the lawsuit in court.

When the attorney submits case paperwork, there is usually an estimated amount included for damages that they are seeking from the court or via settlement. This is a figure that helps the litigation funding corporation to determine the amount of pre-settlement funding they may disburse to the plaintiff.
“Once the funds are in the bank, the plaintiff pays their medical and other urgent bills and retains the rest for month-to-month bills and other necessities as they arise. Having a lawsuit loan allows the plaintiff to avoid dealing with insurance companies that hound them to settle quickly to keep the liability costs down,” said Monroe.

Lawsuit loans are worth checking into and may be the ideal solution to a serious financial bind for an injured plaintiff or a plaintiff’s family.

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