Pre-Settlement Funding for Medical Misdiagnosis CasesMay 14, 2015
Life for “Marcie” is very different than it was just five years ago. Back then, she was married to a highly successful professional. She lived in a beautiful house in a very nice neighborhood. Her kids were happy, healthy, and doing well in high school.
Marcie didn’t know it then, but her husband would be dead less than 18 months later and she would be struggling to survive financially, in the wake of the medical error that led to his early death.
She had been planning that year’s family vacation when her husband called her from the parking lot of his doctor’s office with the unimaginable news: he had cancer. A tumor the size of a tennis ball.
They were stunned. A few years earlier, a CT scan had revealed a small lesion on her husband’s liver, but the oncologist and the other doctors said that, as long as he remained symptom-free, they could just “keep an eye on it.” There was no need, the doctors said, to do a biopsy.
Neither Marcie nor her husband questioned the doctors when “keeping an eye on it” didn’t involve any additional CT scans for more than three years.
One of Marcie’s friends, an attorney, recognized the failure of her husband’s doctors to prescribe regular screenings. She recognized, too, that such regular screening could have diagnosed his cancer earlier, and that their failure to do so might have risen to the level of professional negligence. So, a few weeks after she buried her husband, Marcie and her attorney filed a wrongful death and medical malpractice suit against the oncologist and the hospital at which he practiced.
By then, however, the loss of the breadwinner’s income already had taken its toll. As her husband had grown sicker and undergone chemotherapy, he’d had to take time off from work. At first, the family relied on short-term disability insurance, then on long-term disability insurance. Marcie shut off the cable television and the home Internet services. She got rid of the kids’ cell phones. Her kids, trying to help, began clipping grocery coupons. A friend suggested she begin looking into forms of public assistance. Eventually, the house had to be put up for sale.
The attorney had a better idea: call USClaims. USClaims was able to evaluate the legal case and approve the application for pre-settlement funding. The money won’t bring Marcie’s husband back. But the house is now off the market. The kids have stopped clipping coupons and started working on their college applications. If a doctor’s mistake has destroyed your family’s income and lifestyle, first call your attorney. Then call us for financial help.
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.