Medical Malpractice Claims that Qualify for Lawsuit Funding

High Rise Financial offers victims of medical malpractice incidents, surgeries, treatment and care a financial resource to help them fight out their claim or case for as long as necessary, while not losing ground against the insurance company to be pressured into accepting a low settlement offer. Early pay days mean low offers, and when victims of medical malpractice are severely injured, they should not be inclined to give up a substantial portion of their claim if their attorney also agrees. This is when lawsuit funding company High Rise Financial can help serve your needs. With a quick application online or over the phone, High Rise Financial’s team will promptly evaluate your case to determine whether you qualify for cash funding for your lawsuit.

Medical malpractice generally means the nurse, doctor, surgeon, medical team or staff performed below the industry standard of care, causing you direct harm. Some instances of medical malpractice claims include the following:

  • failure to diagnose a condition
  • failure to diagnose cancer
  • infection
  • nursing home neglect and abuse
  • failure to prescribe proper medication
  • injuries as result of poor surgical practices
  • injuries due to poor choices of medical devices
  • mistreatment
  • gross negligence

Types of Injuries Covered by Cash Funding

High Rise Financial provides cash funding for your lawsuit or legal case which involves personal injuries such as brain injuries, broken bones, amputations, paralysis, burn injuries, spinal cord damage, back pain and more. Depending on the circumstance and scenario of your personal injury accident, and liability against the at-fault defendant, you may be eligible for cash pre-settlement funding. Such legal funding is similar to a lawsuit loan but it is distinct in that the cash advanced need only be repaid if your case settles and if you are successful.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident or auto accident, slip and fall, dog bite attack, construction accidents, wrongful death cases, medical malpractice or by a defective medical product, contact High Rise Financial to qualify for access to lawsuit funding. Click here for a full list of the case types we cash fund.

When the injuries are serious and the medical bills pile up, cash funding can make all the difference. You can continue to obtain medical treatment and necessary surgeries, pay for your living expenses and bills all while your attorney continues to prosecute your case on your behalf for the best possible financial settlement.

Prevalent Personal Injury Accidents

What exactly is a personal injury accident? What qualifies legally and what are the cases personal injury lawyers and legal funding companies like High Rise Financial typically deal with? There is a broad spectrum of cases that qualify under the law and are categorically considered to be a personal injury claim.

Premises liability claims also known as slip and fall accidents are under the umbrella of personal injury. An injured victim who falls due to a dangerous condition on property that the owner of the property reasonably should have known about or knew about, whether public or private, as long as the person is not a trespasser can create clear liability. These cases often occur on faulty public sidewalks where potholes exist. They also occur in supermarkets and aisles where a slippery substance was left behind.

Medical malpractice claims involve an injured person who underwent a medical procedure but were injured directly as the result of the doctor’s negligence or failure to act reasonably according to industry standards. Usually in such cases, the plaintiff’s lawyer will hire a medical expert to testify regarding the “reasonable” standard.

Dog bite attacks are also considered personal injury accidents. A dangerous dog or one with the propensity to bite is taken into consideration during such claims. The dog owner is typically responsible if it is shown that the dog has attacked others previously and the dog owner was negligent in handling the dog, creating the environment for the victim to be attacked. Landlords can be held liable as well if the dog has been allowed to roam the premises freely, for example, without a leash, without consequence or condemnation.

Wrongful death cases, construction accidents, nursing home negligence and other cases also qualify as personal injury accidents.

Were You Injured as the Result of A Doctor’s Medical Malpractice?

Did you have a plastic surgery, an implant surgery or another medical procedure which resulted in more harm to you, repeat or corrective surgery because of a doctor’s failures to adhere to the reasonable standard of industry care? If the answer is yes, you may have a legal medical malpractice claim against the doctor or hospital.

We have seen the results of disastrous surgeries and the harm they cause our clients, both physically but also mentally. For example, a client who underwent a breast augmentation procedure with fat grafting (her own body fat) which was performed by a cosmetic surgeon who was not board-certified ended up having to remove her breasts post-surgery due to an infection during the procedure. The client opted to increase her breast cup size from an A cup to a C cup. Her lawyers discovered that the sterilization process and fat which was injected into her breasts were not kept in terms and in par with industry standard. As a result, her breasts were infected. The doctor was later shown in court to have committed medical malpractice because he did not adhere to the standard of care necessary and that failure or negligence caused the client physical and tangible harm.

Medical malpractice cases can take many different forms and be the result of oversights, failures, and pure negligence. Medical malpractice can be committed by a doctor who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of surgery.

Contact us today if you have a pending legal claim for malpractice with your attorney and are interested in obtaining legal funding for your lawsuit or settlement.

Faulty, Failed or Defective Medical Devices like Hip Implants, Transvaginal Mesh and More

Defective medical devices on the market are now a common occurrence. Unfortunately, with trial and error, it is learned that a product has failed to work or function as represented or warranted by the manufacturer. Often times, since doctors are implementing, using or otherwise recommending the use of a medical device- cases for product liability may be intertwined with a medical malpractice claim against your health care provider.

Defective or failed medical equipment or devices that are specifically inserted into the body are the types of products that usually form the basis of a lawsuit in a product liability case. We often see patients become victims of failed hip implants, transvaginal mesh and defective IVC filters (which are inserted intoto the body to stop blood clots). High Rise Financial LLC offers such victims financial assistance in the form of pre-settlement and post-settlement legal funding. Although commonly referred to as a lawsuit loan or cash advance, this type of funding is not a loan in the sense that it is only paid back from your settlement if there is one. If you do not have any recovery against the liable party or insurance company, then there will be no repayment of the cash funding for your case.

Click here to learn more about our services in connection with failed medical device and product cases.

Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering?

A victim of any personal injury accident can generally sue for pain and suffering money damages. Of course, the amount that will be considered or awarded is directly dependent on the severity of their injuries and the significant of the incident. Someone that trips and scrapes their knee does not have the same allocation for pain and suffering as someone who suffered third degree burns as a result of a defective product which would fall under product liability.

These distinctions are key. Almost every type of case qualifies for pain and suffering, with one exception: that is worker’s compensation claims. If you were injured in an accident while at work for your employer- then you cannot sue your employer for pain, suffering or disability.

What types of Accidents and Injuries Qualify for Pain and Suffering Damages?

Car accidents, medical malpractice cases, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, product liability, dog bites, construction accidents, nursing home negligence, defective medical devices and other similar cases qualifies for pain and suffering damages. Injuries that would have a high dollar or monetary value on it for pain and suffering would probably include burn injuries, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries or severe injuries to the brain, any type of injury requiring surgery to recover, as well as broken bones and fractures, amputations, and paralysis (paraplegia and quadraplegia).

Minor or less severe injuries would still warrant some compensation for pain and suffering- because even if you did not fall through a skylight on a construction job- you still had some suffering as a result of that rear-ended car accident (even with minor property damage). Leave it to your attorney to fight for you to obtain as much of a recovery as possible for your injuries, treatment and the impact of the accident on your life and well-being.

What Types of Damages are Recoverable in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

The types of money damages your attorney can recover for you in a medical malpractice or med mal claim include special damages, general damages and punitive damages:

What are Special Damages?

Special damages compensate you for your financial losses in a certain scope. The scope covers medical bills (past and future), loss of income or earnings, prescriptions for medications and more. In terms of medical bills, doctor and hospital bills and any other bill from a medical provider or healthcare professional would be included and covered. For example, this would include a pain management doctor, a chiropractor, a facility for an MRI, a surgery center, an outpatient facility or any other doctor or provider.

What does it mean when your attorney tells you can get General Damages in your Settlement?

General damages compensate a victim for damages that do not have an exact dollar amount allocated to them. This would be for example the loss of enjoyment or ability to do things once enjoyed between two spouses or husband and wife and is called loss of consortium. Pain and suffering is another legal term given which falls under the category of general damages. The amount of pain and suffering in a car accident case with minor damage to the vehicle and to its passenger would be different from the pain and suffering allocation for a victim of a construction accident that falls through a skylight and requires back surgery.

What exactly are Punitive Damages?

Punitive damages are permitted in medical malpractice claims but the law does require the conduct of the physician or doctor to be so outrageous and reckless to qualify for this level of punishment. Punitive damages intend to punish the person that must pay them. A doctor that is under the influence of drugs or alcohol while permitting a surgery may be found to be so reckless that punitive damages are warranted.

At the end of the day, what will be awarded by a court or judge or settled between an insurance company and the victim varies on a case by case basis. But the general rule for medical malpractice claims is that these three types of monetary damages are allowed and recoverable.

How Wrongful Death Actions Work

The loss of a loved one is always devastating, but it may be even harder to deal with when it is a preventable death that was caused by the negligence or direct action of an entity or another person. A family member’s death might also impose a significant financial burden upon the survivors. Even if a family is aware they might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California, they may not have the cash up front to afford to do so. However, they may be able to obtain legal funding for their wrongful death claim from High Rise Financial, commonly referred to as a lawsuit loan or cash advance.

What Types of Deaths Lead to Wrongful Death Lawsuits?

If a person dies because of a faulty product or the actions of another person, it may be possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Car accidents, plane crashes and accidents at work could all be reasons to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Medical malpractice could also result in a wrongful death lawsuit. Finally, if one person kills another, that person could be sued for wrongful death. For a lawsuit to be successful, it is necessary to prove that the actions or negligence of the other person or party caused the death.

Click here to learn about the other types of lawsuits we fund at High Rise Financial.

Restrictions in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

It is necessary for a wrongful death lawsuit to be timely filed and to be filed by the right person or party. The amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit varies according to the specific situation. For example, there is a general two-year limit in California, but for medical malpractice and some other types of cases, it could be less. People who are not yet prepared to file a lawsuit may still want to consult an attorney to find out how much time they have.

The person may also want to talk to the attorney about who may file the lawsuit. In general, a person’s spouse or children or others who were dependents can file a claim, but there may be other elements to consider as well.

Among the damages that may be sought in a wrongful death lawsuit are funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of companionship and loss of income from the person who has died. In addition to consulting an attorney about the specifics of the case, you can apply to see if you or a loved one qualifies for legal cash funding to pursue your wrongful death action or legal case.

Applying is easy; you can call us at  866-407-6404 to speak with a funding specialist about the facts of your case or apply online.

Amputation Injuries due to Medical Malpractice

Losing a limb because of medical malpractice may be the result of several different types of errors. One is wrong-site surgery. Another is a mistake that leads to compartment syndrome, a condition in which blood flow to muscles and tissue is stopped. This may result in amputation. A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis could also result in an amputation.

People literally place their lives in the hands of medical professionals, and the thought of medical malpractice is a terrifying one. However, it may happen for a number of reasons including a lack of attention or poor judgment on the doctor’s part. The worst cases of medical malpractice lead to death or permanent injury. A medical error that results in the loss of a limb is one of those worst case scenarios.

When this happens to a person, there are two reasons to pursue a lawsuit. One is so that the same thing won’t happen to other people. The other is that the medical professional who made the error should be responsible for helping to improve the life of the person injured as much as possible. Medical malpractice cases can be expensive. The cost of medical experts testifying in court can incur costs in excess of $10,000.00 a day in trial. Since litigation is so costly, a plaintiff with a successful claim may be pushed into accepting a lower settlement offer to settle their case sooner. Pre-settlement funding is a popular alternative solution that benefits plaintiffs and victims of personal injury and gives the resources they need to tackle a long fight against an insurance company or defendant.

Legal Funding for Medical Malpractice Cases

Settlement funding may help a person who is working with an attorney to pursue a legal solution. To see if you qualify for legal funding, speak to one of our team specialists at High Rise Financial, a Los Angeles based legal funding company to learn more about the process.