Injured By a Retained Surgical Tool? Pre-Settlement Funding Can HelpMarch 18, 2016
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?
Sarah had been in intense pain for hours, like a knife in her right side right between her hips and ribs, but had resisted seeking medical attention – partly because she thought she was going to be fine; partly because she knew how expensive a trip to the emergency room could be. Finally, fearing that it could be appendicitis and knowing that if it was, she’d have to have her appendix removed before it burst, she made her way to the ER.
Her fears were confirmed at the hospital, and she went into surgery for an appendectomy. Her operation was successful, but the pain continued. Thinking it was simply part of the healing process, Sarah held out for as long as she could and waited for her body to recover, losing precious hours at her job.
When the pain remained unbearable for far longer than it should have, Sarah returned to the hospital. X-rays revealed the cause of her discomfort: a surgical retractor which had inadvertently been left inside her body after her surgery. She was forced to go back under the knife to retrieve the object, and finally has begun to recuperate.
The unexpected medical bills combined with the loss of hours she was able to work put Sarah in dire financial straits. With the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney, she sued the hospital and the attending surgeon. If the defendants settled the case, the settlement would pay for her medical and legal bills, but until then, she still has to pay the rent and keep herself in light, heat, and food.
Knowing that her case was a strong one, but would take time, Sarah’s lawyer suggested she take her case to USClaims.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.