You can be significantly injured during a medical procedure. Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Each year medical errors kill over 200,000 people. Many times, the medical community is not willing to take responsibility for the mistake. They hide behind high-priced attorney while you suffer.
As a result, those injured or the relatives of someone injured because of medical malpractice often seek compensation. In 2015, $3.7 billion was paid out in medical malpractice lawsuits, a 4.7 percent increase over the previous year, according to Diederich Healthcare.
A false diagnosis, problems with surgery and the wrong treatment are the leading reason for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. The average payout differs greatly because many states have placed caps on medical malpractice lawsuits. For example, non-economic damages in Kansas are limited to $250,000. Colorado, on the other hand, limits overall damages to $1 million.
Three things are required to prove medical malpractice. First, a relationship existed between the patient and the doctor. Second, that the doctor was negligent. You have to realize that just because you were unhappy with the outcome of a diagnosis or treatment, doesn’t mean a doctor committed medical malpractice. Finally, and this is the most important, that the injury led to specific damages.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are complicated and often take years. You must hire an attorney. The attorney will review the medical records associated with the case and determine if a lawsuit has merit. Once the lawsuit is filed with the court, it can take months and even years for the other side to mount a defense and either reach a settlement or hold a trial.
An example of a viable medical malpractice lawsuit would be somebody who is admitted to the hospital for brain surgery. The surgeon identifies the wrong side of the skull to cut for the procedure and performs the operation incorrectly. As a result, the patient dies on the table and a family is left to grieve. A recent case against a Boston-area hospital settled for $4.5 million. A woman’s family sued after she died under the care of two doctors at the hospital. The hospital fought the case for years.
Maybe you have already filed a lawsuit? You might have received significant injuries due to medical malpractice and cannot work. You have bills to pay and a family to support. We can help with medical pre-settlement funding. A medical malpractice lawsuit loan is a viable way to receive compensation prior to the settlement of a lawsuit. It’s money in your pocket.
The process is simple. We want to know a few of the facts about your case and determine if a medical lawsuit loan is the right choice for you. We will review your case and talk with your attorney. Once a determination has been made about your case, we will decide on the terms of medical malpractice lawsuit funding.
If you receive pre-settlement financing, the payment is in cash. We give you the money. You decide where to spend it. You can use the money for anything, including medical bills and living expenses. The money is to help you confront a difficult situation.