Categories for Pre-Settlement Funding Risks

Construction Worker Safety Risks During Winter Months

By USClaims

With the shorter days, darker evenings, and colder weather come additional risks for drivers. But for construction workers, who already face a higher risk of injury, the winter months mean more safety hazards.

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Wintertime Slip and Falls Create Serious Risk of Injury

By USClaims

We all know the dangerous winter conditions bring slip and falls. Snow and ice make driving so unsafe at times that both schools and businesses experience delays and even closures. And though we try to be very mindful of the risks involved with driving in such conditions, rarely do we give as much consideration to the dangers lurking right on the sidewalk. During the wintertime, snow and ice may prove a large risk for slip and fall injuries.

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Less Than One-Quarter of Fatalities in School Transportation Vehicles Are Children

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School buses and other school transportation vehicles are usually a safe method for getting children to and from school. But like other vehicles, school buses are unfortunately not immune to accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each year an average of 131 school-age children are killed in school-transportation-related crashes, most of which occur outside of the bus or inside of other vehicles. Despite that the crashes involve school-related-transportation vehicles, less than one-quarter of those killed were actually children.

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Companies Facing Financial Pressure Experience More Common Workplace Injuries

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While maintaining control for other factors, the rates of injury or illness are five to fifteen percent higher during periods where a business meets or barely exceeds its analyst forecasts. These rates are much higher than those businesses that miss or comfortably beat their forecasts. Data from OSHA shows that one in every 24 employees is injured in companies that barely miss or just make analyst earnings, while only one in 27 is injured at companies that miss or comfortably beat them.

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Driving with Pets Increases the Likelihood of Distracted Driving

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In the United States, there are 43.4 million households with pets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013 alone there were over 5.6 million crashes, contributing to 1.59 million injuries, and 32,719 fatalities. Since 34.4 million households drive with their pets, it is likely that many of them were also involved – over 80 percent of which were likely unrestrained. A meager 16 percent of people who drive with their dogs in their vehicle properly restrain them. This means that these animals were in a state of shock, if not actually injured.

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Increased Car Accidents Prove Ghosts Aren’t Only Scary Thing on Halloween

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Halloween is known for all things scary. From ghosts to zombies, haunted houses to spooky music and movies, we often associate the holiday with being frightened. And although it can be a lot of fun, unfortunately not all scares are enjoyable. Historical data has shown that children who are out trick or treating are much more likely to be killed by a car on the night of Halloween – in fact, twice as likely.

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Construction Industry Injuries and Fatalities on the Rise

By USClaims

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 985 construction workers died in the United States in 2015. The next year saw relatively the same number of fatalities with a total of 970 fatalities in the construction industry, out of a total of 5,190 work-related fatalities.

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Number of Animal-Related Collisions Are Highest in the Fall

By USClaims

With new seasons come new things to look forward to. As the leaves change in autumn, the brisk air conjures up many memories and fun activities: Sunday football, big sweaters, and pumpkin spiced everything. Something else the season brings: deer.

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Doctors Aren’t the Only Medical Professionals Facing Malpractice Claims

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When you are sick, it used to be that you would go to the doctor. But today, with projections that by 2025 nurse practitioners will make up one-third of family practices, it is more evident than ever, that nurse practitioners (NPs) are playing a major role in our healthcare.

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Despite Under-Reporting, Medical Error Proves Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

By USClaims

According to a 2017 group survey conducted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, (IHI) the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), the Lucian Leape Institute and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, 21 percent of individuals in the United States believe that they might have been subjected to medical malpractice at some point in the past.

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Non-Licensed Drivers Responsible for 20 Percent of All Auto Accidents

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There are many risks involved in driving, and many laws in place in order to minimize them and create as safe of an environment as possible. One such law is the requirement of a valid driver’s license when operating any motor vehicle.

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How to Help Lower the Risk of Public Pool Slip and Fall Accidents

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If you’re a child, summer means many things: the ice cream man, trips to the beach, BBQs, and jumping in and out (…and in and out) of the pool. For many families, those long, dog days of summer are often spent at a neighboring public pool. And while the water provides a much-needed cool down…

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Construction Accidents Account for One in Five Work Deaths

By USClaims

It’s not surprising that while on the job we make a mistake or two. After all, we’re only human. But while some mistakes can be remedied, and some can cost you your job, there are also mistakes that can cost you your life. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is responsible…

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Medical Malpractice a Common Cause of Paralysis

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When someone suffers an injury or damage to his or her spine or brain, and the signals between your brain and your muscles no longer function correctly (either from being interrupted or completely blocked), it can cause one to partially or fully lose their ability to move those muscles. Paralysis can affect one or both sides of one’s body.

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Minimizing the Risks of Plastic Surgery Can Help with Undesirable Outcomes

By USClaims

Whether it’s on television, billboards, magazines, or the omnipresent internet, we are constantly bombarded by the notion that we will be happier, richer, and more successful if we fit society’s standards of beauty. Therefore, it should come as no surprise, that according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2017 alone there were 17.5…

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Over a Quarter of Fatal Crashes Attributed to Drunk Driving

By USClaims

Most people enjoy a drink or two every so often. It’s a great way to take the edge off, relax, complement a good meal, or mark a special occasion. There is nothing wrong with imbibing so long as you are of age and do so responsibly. However, this is often not the case. Of the…

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Slip and Falls Prove Leading Cause of Injuries for Older Americans

By USClaims

As we age it just so happens that our reflexes regress a bit. Our vision worsens, our bone density weakens, and our quick reaction time isn’t quite as quick as it used to be. That’s why it’s not all too surprising that slip and fall cases are known to be the leading cause of injuries…

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Despite Reduction in Cases, Millions of Workplace Injuries Occur Every Year

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Although 2016 saw almost 48,500 fewer nonfatal workplace injury and illness cases than 2015, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were still approximately 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers throughout the year. This occurred at a rate of 2.9…

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Realities of Hazardous Construction Site Working Environments

By USClaims

We all make mistakes – we’re human. From falling down the first time we try to walk, to banging up our first car, accidents are a part of our lives from the very beginning. They take place not only in our personal lives, but in our professional lives as well. Luckily, most accidents are easily…

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There Are Half a Million Truck and Bus Crashes in the U.S. Every Year

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Experienced travelers know to give big rigs a wide berth on the highways and freeways. When accidents happen, it’s often those behind the wheels of smaller vehicles, or even non-motorists, who suffer the worst damage, both to health and property. In 2015, there were approximately 480,000 crashes on American roads involving large trucks and buses…

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Millions of Medical Malpractice Incidents Per Year Result From Misdiagnosis

By USClaims

While only a very small number of hospital visits result in medical malpractice, it’s still a very real concern for any person who entrusts their well-being to a physician.

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Medical Malpractice Cases Involving Childbirth Result in Ever-Growing Payouts

By USClaims

Medical science has done much in the last century to improve the likelihood that mothers and babies will survive childbirth and go on to lead healthy lives. The vast majority of U.S. babies are born in hospitals, surrounded by specialists, nursing teams, and the best equipment available. Yet, reported childbirth malpractice cases due to medical…

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Truck Driver Fatigue Is a Leading Cause of Truck Accidents

By USClaims

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 13 percent of large truck crashes are caused by driver fatigue. As a result of truck driver fatigue, this preventable factor has led to the death of more than 4,000 people each year for the last decade. Seventy-two percent of those are occupants of cars; only…

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A Fall Down the Stairs Can Devastate the Head and Spine

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For thousands of years, humans have conquered the problem of changing elevation by building stairs. No doubt for just as long, we have feared to careen down them. After all, the human body isn’t indestructible, and what could pose a greater combined threat than gravity, velocity, and a rapid series of 90-degree angles? One of…

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Car Safety Systems Impact on Car Accident Injury Statistics

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In 2017, more cars than ever took to the roads equipped with advanced safety systems. Auto manufacturers have spent millions on these technologies with a single goal in mind: to save lives. But when the National Safety Council analyzed car accident injury statistics for U.S. car crash fatalities in 2017, it found that compared to the…

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You’ve Fallen and Need Help Getting Back Up. Contact USClaims

By USClaims

If you’re lucky, the recent cold snap left you with nothing worse than an unusually large home heating bill. If you weren’t as lucky, you might have been injured.

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USClaims Can Get You Back on the Road to Financial Stability

By USClaims

You can’t control what other drivers will do on the road, but you can take steps to regain your financial footing if you’ve been injured in a car accident

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Keeping Your Wits After a Slip and Fall Will Help on Your Road to Recovery

By USClaims

A trip to the supermarket can turn out to be a painful experience beyond paying your bill at the checkout. As you push your cart down the produce aisle, you slip on some clear liquid, crash backward to the floor, injure your back and sustain cuts and bruises to your arms and elbows. The incident leaves you unsettled and in agony.

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USClaims Can Help You Get Back in the Game After Your Slip-and-Fall Accident

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“Kurt” (not a real person) was a soccer fanatic. He rooted passionately for his favorite teams, both domestic and international, and played in an adult league at the local community rec center every weekend.

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When You Get Rear Ended, Pre-Settlement Funding From USClaims Moves You Forward

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Five months after she and her children’s father separated, “Christa” (not a real person) finally had the new morning routine down to a science. After rousing the kids from bed, getting them dressed, and making sure they had something approximating a breakfast, she would walk them to the bus stop.

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Even Cyclists Can be the Victims of Aggressive Drivers

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“Anna” (not a real person) loved to ride her bike. She always took her rides in the early morning, both to take advantage of the cooler weather and to avoid heavy traffic. One Sunday morning, the temperature was a balmy 60 degrees, but the other part of her plan didn’t go nearly as well.

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A One-Time Doctor’s Error Can Lead to Long-Term Suffering

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“Kyle” (not a real person) had been taking blood thinners for his entire adult life. He had inherited a genetic disorder from his father that led to him forming blood clots and the medication was needed to prevent serious impairment – or even death.

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Don’t Let a Work Accident Cut into Your Productivity

By USClaims

It was only Tuesday, but it was already shaping up to be a long week for “Melvin” (not a real person). His student loan payment was due by the end of the week, and his cat was sick, necessitating an expensive visit to the vet.

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USClaims Can Help Bear the Weight of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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“Austin” (not a real person) had been into lifting weights since he was in his teens. He wasn’t “ripped,” like a bodybuilding pro, but he liked how his twice-weekly workouts kept his muscles toned and looking good. Now that he was in his 40s, it was even more important than ever that he keep himself in good shape, through both a healthy diet and regular exercise.

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If Your Car Crash Is the City’s Fault, and They Won’t Pay Up, USClaims Can Help

By USClaims

“Marcus” (not a real person) had been contracted to work on a construction site in a small town in central Arizona. It didn’t offer much in the way of hospitality or nightlife, but he preferred it that way.

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USClaims Can Help While You Deal with a Difficult Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

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“Carmen” (not a real person) was, without a doubt, the top sales person at her car dealership. She closed difficult deals without being pushy, winning praise from both satisfied customers and other staff and garnering many repeat buyers.

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When a Drunk Driver Takes Away Your Livelihood, USClaims Can Keep Your Life Moving

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Kelly (not a real person) never imagined she’d be a morning person, but a month into her stint opening the fitness studio for the pre-dawn classes, she had to admit that the routine was growing on her.

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When Botched Medical Treatment Bleeds You Dry, USClaims Injects Liquidity

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Aaron (not a real person) hated needles, and so he dreaded the increasingly frequent appointments for his knee at the outpatient clinic. It was there, during a procedure that Aaron could barely stand to think about, let alone watch, that a medical technician would insert a frighteningly large gauge needle into his osteoarthritic knee and inject it with a corticosteroid-laced mixture of lubricants.

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‘Stair’-ing Down a Long Recovery from a Slip-and-Fall Accident? USClaims Can Help

By USClaims

After an arduous series of negotiations to close out a sales deal, a long vacation was just what “Sean” (not a real person) needed. He and his wife packed their bags and headed off to a tropical paradise for a week of sun, fun – and no responsibilities whatsoever.

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Don’t Let Summer Vacation Be Ruined by an Auto Accident

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It was a perfect summer day – bright and sunny and warm – the kind that begs for a break from the stress of daily life. Along with her husband and three children, “Denise” (not a real person) decided to take her family to the water park just outside of town. They’d been planning the trip for weeks, lining up the vacation time from their office jobs, and were delighted that the weather had decided to comply.

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Z-Pak Strep Throat ‘Cure’ Can Cause Severe Scarring or Even Death

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“Regina” (not a real person) was the type of person who never caught a cold. She felt invincible, even through the harshest of winters, so when she developed a stubborn sore throat and fever in the spring, she was utterly perplexed.

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Don’t Get Painted into a Corner with your Personal Injury Woes

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“Turner” (not a real person) loved to paint. Along with his son, he had owned and operated a thriving painting business for fifteen years, winning praise from his clients for his fine handiwork and fair prices. When a local supermarket changed ownership, Turner and his son got the call to repaint the exterior in a color more suitable for the new brand.

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Don’t Let a Diner Dash Away from the Responsibility of Paying for your Slip-and-Fall Accident

By USClaims

It was a bright and sunny weekday afternoon when “Kellie” (not a real person) picked up her two young daughters from school.

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Fighting a Discrimination Lawsuit Against Your Ex-Employer? USClaims Can Help

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Within a few months of graduating with honors from college, “Luis” (not a real person) landed a job as a junior programmer with a big tech firm. By the end of his first year, he’d found his groove and was whizzing through routine tasks – and handling difficult ones – like a 10-year veteran, drawing raves from his co-workers.

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If You Suffered a Bad Break at Work, it Might Not Be Your Fault

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“Grant” (not a real person) worked for a private moving company, loading and unloading the company truck several times a day. He was tall and strong, but he also knew when a lighter touch was called for, such as when handling valuables.

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A Medical Misdiagnosis Can Set You Back Years

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“Andrew” (not a real person) had been undergoing treatment for his multiple sclerosis for six years. In that time, he’d undergone dozens of MRI exams, paid a small fortune for medications, and, he joked, “seen more of my doctor than my wife.”

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Rear-ended in a Car Accident? USClaims can help

By USClaims

After years of being careful with her money and saving every penny she could spare, “Janet” (not a real person) was finally able to afford her first new car.

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Don’t Let a Wet Floor Trip Up Your Plans

By USClaims

“Cooper” (not a real person) had been driving since sunrise to get to his brother’s house to celebrate Thanksgiving. It was now past 7 in the evening and he had just a couple hours to go to complete his long journey.

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Don’t Let Another’s Carelessness on the Job Cost You

By USClaims

It wasn’t the most glamorous job, but “Lonnie” (not a real person) enjoyed the solid, dependable nature of working in a warehouse.

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Even Careful Drivers Can Have Accidents

By USClaims

“Joanie” (not a real person) was a cautious driver – perhaps to a fault. She rarely drove on highways, preferring to take longer trips on side streets than deal with the fast-moving traffic.

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Has a Simple Dental Procedure Gone Awry? USClaims Can Help

By USClaims

When she could no longer bear the pain in her mouth, “Monica” (not a real person) finally took her dentist’s advice and scheduled a root canal.

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After a Slip-and-Fall Accident, USClaims Can Help You Get Back on Your Feet

By USClaims

After a long Friday at the office, “Mark” (not a real person) stopped off at the nearby big-box grocery store to stock up for the weekend.

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USClaims Can Help During Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By USClaims

When “Terri” (not a real person) broke her ankle playing softball, she knew that several long and painful months of rehabilitation lay before her.

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If a Power Morcellator Spread Your Uterine Cancer, USClaims Can Help

By USClaims

When she started experiencing pain in her lower abdomen, “Karen” (not a real person) looked to her doctor for help. X-rays revealed uterine fibroids, a kind of tumor in her uterus. Though non-cancerous, they caused Karen significant discomfort when urinating or having sex.

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USClaims Can Help You Stomach An E. Coli Food Poisoning Lawsuit

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For nearly a decade, “Charles” (not a real person) had taken his family to the same buffet restaurant every Friday evening. It was a great way to spend some quality time with his wife and son, where they could unwind and exchange stories about their busy weeks at work or school.

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Blood Clots Shouldn’t Jam Up Your Bank Account

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In a way, “Malcolm” (not a real person) thought he was lucky. He had experienced a dizzy spell while driving and nearly fainted, but he managed to pull over before causing an accident. When he recovered, he quickly got himself to a nearby hospital.

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Need Support While Dealing With Your Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit? Let USClaims Help

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“Sarah” (not a real person)’s first pregnancy and childbirth had gone about as smoothly as could be expected, and her newborn baby boy was healthy and strong. But the day after giving birth, she noticed significant discomfort while urinating. While her labor hadn’t been difficult, Sarah still shrugged it off as being related to the stress of childbirth.

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Don’t Let a Car Accident Wreck Your Finances; Call USClaims Today

By USClaims

In an instant, everything changed for “Peter” (not a real person). One moment, he was driving home after working late, crossing a familiar intersection that intersected a busy country highway. The next moment, his world was filled with twisted metal and the ear-shattering sound of broken glass.

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If Your Child Has Suffered a Birth Injury, Let USClaims Help

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Already the proud parent of two healthy and strong young boys, “Nicole” (not a real person) was confident that the birth of her third child would go just as smoothly. When the time came, her husband took her to the hospital and after a brief but strenuous labor, she gave birth to the couple’s first daughter.

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Making Sure Your Faux Tan Doesn’t Cost You More Than Just Twenty Dollars

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Tina (not a real person) was looking forward to being reunited with her college roommates for what was sure to be an epic bachelorette party weekend. There was only one thing Tina had to do first to get ready. However, something seemed different this time.

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Don’t Let a Xarelto Lawsuit Bleed You Dry – Contact USClaims Today

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When she first noticed her irregular heartbeat, “Angela” (not a real person) shrugged it off. She had been working in her garden on a hot day, so her lightheadedness and the strange feeling of heart palpitations just seemed like the signs of fatigue or dehydration. She went inside, laid down for a little while, and resumed her chores when she felt better.

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Give Your Slip-and-Fall Case Time to Settle with Help from USClaims

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After completing a long project at work, “Ray” (not a real person) was looking forward to a well-deserved vacation. He and his wife booked five nights at a beachfront hotel and were ready to unwind and relax in the sunshine.

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Pre-Settlement Funding for Invokana Lawsuits

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“Kevin” (not a real person) was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in his mid-20s. His doctor suggested a new drug from a leading pharmaceutical company that would help manage his symptoms. Desperate for relief, Kevin embarked on a regimen with Invokana. It wasn’t long before troubling symptoms began appearing.

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Waiting for Stryker Hip Settlement Payments? USClaims Can Help

By USClaims

Gene underwent hip replacement surgery to address his chronic hip pain. At first, he felt better, but soon, the pain returned. Then his doctor told him his replacement hip appeared to be defective. Some of the metal was corroding away and infecting the nearby tissue.

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Talc Powder Lawsuit Pre-Settlement Funding

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“Kay” (not a real person) used a popular brand of talcum powder every day for 40 years. She trusted the brand to help with her feminine hygiene needs and even recommended it to friends. In her mid-50s and in reasonably good health, she got a routine checkup from her family doctor, expecting to find nothing worse than slightly high blood pressure.

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Zofran Lawsuit Pre-Settlement Funding

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For “Amber” (not a real person), the birth of her son Jacob should have been the happiest day of her life. But her joy turned into every parent’s worst nightmare in an instant when doctors informed her that Jacob had a heart defect, a hole that allowed the blood on the two sides of his heart to mix.

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When Robotic Surgery Complications Strike, Turn to USClaims

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“Alicia” (not a real person) enjoyed stories about robots or computers that use artificial intelligence to strike back against their human creators. As much as she liked to watch those films and television programs, though, she never imagined she would become the victim of a robot, herself.

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Pre-Settlement Funding Can Help Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

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Years ago, when “Joe” (not a real person) was an amateur boxer, he was known for his fast footwork in the ring. He remained pretty light on his feet later, too, as he moved on to establish a career in construction and start a family. One day, though, on the jobsite, Joe wasn’t quite fast enough.

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Pre-Settlement Funding for Vehicle Crashes

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“Charlie” (not a real person) does not remember what happened very well. He was driving down the freeway after concluding his night shift at work, and has a vague recollection of the bright lights and looming presence of the tractor trailer as it came up the on-ramp towards him.

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Don’t Let Broken Bones Break the Bank, Too

By USClaims

One moment she was enjoying watching her favorite basketball team play a big game, and the next she was sprawled out flat on the ground and in tremendous pain. “Sharon” (not a real person) was attending her alma mater’s season clincher, a hotly contested game against her school’s hated rival. With a possible March tournament berth at stake to boot, the arena was packed to the rafters and buzzing with excitement.

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Helping Plaintiffs Find Their Footing After Being Injured in a Fall

By USClaims

“Don” (not a real person) loved his job, despite the dangers. He worked in a distribution warehouse for a food company, and all of the usual dangers — heavy machinery, perilous towers of products, the strain of moving thousands of pounds of food everyday — were exacerbated by Don’s assignment in the frozen warehouse.

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Pre-Settlement Funding for Medical Injury Cases

By USClaims

“Ashley” (not a real person) knew that fighting her breast cancer would be difficult, but she had no idea how difficult it was going to be. The cold that washed over her during chemo, the nausea, the fatigue, the psychological shock of seeing all of her hair fall away—that was what made it real, the first time she cried after getting the diagnosis—it was all adding up to the struggle of her life.

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Pre-Settlement Funding for Nursing Home Wrongful Death Cases

By USClaims

When they look back on it now, the “Hernandez” family (not real persons) see the signs as clear as day. Maria, the matriarch of the household, had been reluctant to go into a nursing home, but the strain of taking care of her combined with her declining mental state had become too much of a burden on a family with two full-time workers and two middle-school-aged children.

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Pre-Settlement Funding for Wrong Site Surgeries

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“Tom” (not a real person) could not believe the magnitude of the error. He had gone in for surgery and awoke to find scars and pain in a new location, one on the side of his body opposite to the planned surgical site. The medical team had operated on the wrong place! Despite having been subjected to the wrong procedure, Tom still needed the correct amount of recovery time, which he spent mired in depression.

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Injured By a Retained Surgical Tool? Pre-Settlement Funding Can Help

By USClaims

To her surprise and dismay, “Sarah’s” (not a real person) pain had not stopped; if anything, it felt worse, a sharp pain in the side just like the one that had sent her to the operating room in the first place. How could it still hurt so much? Knowing that her case was a strong one, but would take time, Sarah’s lawyer suggested she take her case to USClaims.

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Waiting for Justice After a Drunk Driving Accident? Pre-Settlement Funding Can Help

By USClaims

“Joan” (not a real person) knows that the night her husband was killed in a drunk driving accident was the worst night of her life. In the weeks and months since, though, she has had a few moments – eyes red, unable to sleep – that came close to being just as bad. After her husband was killed in a head-on collision, and the driver blew a blood alcohol content level well over the legal limit, Joan knew that legal action was her best recourse.

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Don’t Let the Defendant’s Legal Team Bleed You Dry

By USClaims

What was supposed to be a well-deserved and exciting family trip became one long, extended nightmare. “Tom” (not a real person) had decided to take his wife and two small boys to the theme park. They were on top of the world – until Tom slipped and fell.

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After a Crash, Money May Be Both the Most and Least Important Thing

By USClaims

All it took was one horrible, eternal instant. The panel truck swerved hard, sideswiping the sedan sitting on the side of the road, and “Geoff’s” (not a real person) life changed forever. A flat tire had forced Geoff and his wife to pull on to the shoulder. Checking both ways before she exited the vehicle, Geoff’s wife disappeared around to the rear passenger’s side.

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Pre-Settlement Funding for Mass Transit Accidents

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As she headed down the dark tunnels towards the airport and her early morning shift, something about the roar of the wind and the motion of the car seemed off. She had ridden the subway pretty much every day for years, and the speed with which the train was approaching the end of the tracks made her nervous.

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Need Cash if Injured at the Hands of a Car Service Driver? Pre-Settlement Funding Can Help

By USClaims

He knew he’d be drinking, so he chose the responsible option and called a car service. But the exhausted driver – for whom the car service was a second, nights and weekend job – made critical errors in judgment that changed his life forever.

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Don’t Let the Death of a Breadwinner Send Your Family Into Financial Ruin

By USClaims

“Sue” (not a real person) visits the spot once a week. There’s not much there; it’s just a crossroads in a rural area. But she diligently brings flowers and lays them at the foot of a small wooden cross beside the intersection. That’s where the father of her first-grade son, “Nick,” was killed by a drunk driver last fall.

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Injured on the Job? USClaims Can Help

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The guy told safety investigators that he hadn’t seen “Fred” (not a real person) before he hit him with the digger. How do you not see a man who stands 6’ 5” and is dressed in fluorescent orange and yellow?

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Pre-Settlement Funding for Truck Crashes

By USClaims

“Erik” and “Belinda” (not real persons) couldn’t believe it when their attorney told them the truck driver was still on the road. He wasn’t in the area anymore, of course; the company had assigned him to drive different routes. Erik and Belinda, though, were off the road for the foreseeable future, and maybe for good.

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‘Partnership for Justice’ Enables USClaims to Help More Injured People

By USClaims

USClaims works with the skilled legal advocates who are members of the New Jersey Association for Justice to ensure that plaintiffs get their day in court. At USClaims, we purchase a portion of the proceeds of an anticipated court settlement or judgment, which means injured people and their families will never be at financial risk of having to pay back a high-cost loan if their civil suit is unsuccessful.

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Injured Charter Bus Crash Victims Can Turn to USClaims

By USClaims

By the time “Ron” (not a real person) heard what had happened, his wife “Bonnie” already was on the helicopter. Soon they were both flying to the hospital, except Ron was in his car, and Bonnie was fighting for her life. Later, Bonnie would tell her husband that she remembered the chartered bus veering off the road and into the trees.

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Helping Toxic Spill Victims Hold Out for Justice with Pre-Settlement Funding

By USClaims

“Melinda” (not a real person) was only 37 when, after more than two years of gradually but noticeably declining health, a physical exam by her family doctor revealed a small amount of blood in her urine. It was the first of what turned out to be a long series of unpleasant discoveries, not just for Melinda but for her family and her community – because she wasn’t the only one who had been suffering from mysterious illnesses.

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Pre-Settlement Funding Can Support Those Injured in a ‘Freak’ Accident

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‘Freak accidents’ have a funny way of happening more often when basic, legally required safety measures aren’t taken to prevent them. “Zach” (not a real person), had landed a seasonal job with a landscaping crew and was trimming weeds near the side of the building when one of his colleagues passed by him in a riding lawnmower. The mower turned a rock into a projectile and changed Zach’s life forever.

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Waiting on a Slip-and-Fall Case? USClaims Can Help

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Pre-settlement funding can help support victims like “Dana” (not a real person) in slip-and-fall cases until a lawsuit can reach a fair settlement or judgment.

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Helping Injured Victims Keep Their Financial Lives Moving Forward

By USClaims

Lyndon, or “Lindy” (not a real person) as his friends and customers called him, had the cheapest and fastest oil change in town. Lindy and his crew got the job done on time and usually under estimate. That was four years ago. Lindy’s shop is closed now, because it’s hard to run an automotive repair shop from a wheelchair.

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Pre-Settlement Funding for Medical Malpractice Cases

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“Jeanette” (not a real person) had been nervous about the abdominal surgery – who wouldn’t be? When she woke in the hospital to the sight of her husband’s face, though, he gave her the good news: according to her doctor, the surgery had been completely successful. Jeanette didn’t realize that her ordeal was just beginning.

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Making Ends Meet During a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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It took a few minutes before his colleagues realized there was a problem at the workstation where “Clint” (not a real person) was assigned that morning. The sign that something had gone wrong was that parts had stopped coming down the assembly line. That wasn’t necessarily odd; the assembly line often stopped so factory workers could investigate a production issue.

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Helping Victims of DUI Car Crashes When Lawsuits Take Time to Settle

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“Bethany” (not a real person) and her two fellow nurses had worked the swing schedule together at the hospital ER for almost three years: 12-hour shifts, three days one week, four days the next. Most of the time, they carpooled, not only to save gas money but also so they didn’t have to make the nighttime walk to the parking garage alone.

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Waiting on a Distracted Driving Lawsuit? Pre-Settlement Funding can Help

By USClaims

Even though almost every state in the country has some kind of law that penalizes it, many people still aren’t getting the message that distracted driving kills. In 2013, the latest year for which full statistics have been compiled, more than 3,100 people died in distracted driving crashes on America’s roads, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Supporting Victims of Defective Medical Devices with Pre-Settlement Funding

By USClaims

More than two years after her husband Jerry’s untimely death, “Gillian” (not a real person) and her three daughters have begun to adjust to a “new normal.” Unfortunately, it’s a lot harder to make ends meet in the new normal. The payout from the life insurance policy provided by Jerry’s employer had kept a roof over his surviving family’s head, but the loss of his salary had changed everything.

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Pre-Settlement Funding for Victims of Industrial Accidents

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Dan worked near a huge grinding mill that pulverized scrap titanium and zirconium into a fine rubble. Dan’s job was to take those ground up particles of titanium and zirconium and process them into puck-like discs using a custom-made machine.

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USClaims Can Support Victims of Medication Errors

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“Kevin” (not a real person) celebrated his 49th birthday in great apparent health. That’s why it was a shock when, after a burning, painful tightness in his chest hit him during a neighborhood jog, examinations revealed that two of his coronary arteries were more than 90 percent blocked. The bad news: Kevin would need heart bypass surgery. The good news: he was otherwise in great health, as he’d believed, and could expect to be back at his job in about four months.

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Workplace Accidents Don’t Have to Ruin Injury Victims Financially, Too

By USClaims

“Juan” was really good at putting up siding. Vinyl siding, wood siding, veneers, even stucco; Juan could hang it quickly and hang it properly. He’d quickly become “the man” for siding at the small construction firm where he had begun working a few weeks earlier. That’s why Juan (not a real person) was part of the two-man crew that the company had assigned that morning to a last-minute, rush siding job that had been called in late the previous afternoon.

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When Summer Injuries Strike, Pre-Settlement Funding Can Help

By USClaims

“Just one more ride, Mom,” the boy had pleaded. The ride was on the way out of the fairgrounds, and the family had just enough tickets left for the boy and one of his parents. “Jessica” was tired, as she, her husband “James” and their son “Ryan” (not real persons) had been at the fair since the middle of the afternoon. But the ride would take only a few minutes, and there was no point in letting the tickets go to waste.

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Pre-Settlement Funding Helps Child Accident Victims and Their Families

By USClaims

What was supposed to be a day trip to the beach has turned into a two year (and counting) ordeal for “Alex and Claire Canter” (not real people). They’d gotten the day off, waited for the rush hour to diminish, then set off in their 2010 Honda Accord with their three year old son, “Tyler”, in his safety seat in the back of the car.

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When a Workplace Accident Washes Your Livelihood Away, Call USClaims

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As anyone who’s followed the news in recent years knows, America’s infrastructure is crumbling. Hundreds of thousands of miles of roads, bridges, and underground water mains that were constructed during the Great Depression or earlier are starting to fail.

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