USClaims Can Help During Your Medical Malpractice LawsuitsMarch 16, 2017
When “Terri” (not a real person) broke her ankle playing softball, she knew that several long and painful months of rehabilitation lay before her. What she didn’t expect was that she’d be fighting for her life.
In the days following her operation, Terri noticed an unusual stiffness creeping up her leg. She shrugged it off, thinking it was just the lingering effects of the break. It only got worse as time went on, though, making it hard for her to sleep at night and sometimes sending a sharp pain through her calf.
Tough as she was, eventually Terri could take no more. She went back to the hospital for another examination, during which the doctor diagnosed her with a bacterial infection in her leg – one that she most likely acquired during the surgery. Another surgery was quickly scheduled to address the infection. It temporarily eased her pain, but a few weeks later, it came back with a vengeance, and Terri found herself on the surgical table yet again – this time at a different hospital.
Again, the procedure proved only temporarily effective. Frustrated – and in real fear that she could lose her leg – Terri consulted a personal injury attorney and filed a medical malpractice suit against her original hospital and surgeon. While her case seemed strong, the hospital countered with the claim that Terri got the infection during the initial accident, or that it was caused by her own poor self-care following her surgery.
Terri knew she had done everything right, but the hospital had significant funds to pay for several attorneys who made sure the case proceeded as slowly as possible. Between her mounting medical bills and physical and emotional pain, Terri wasn’t sure how she would be able to carry on.
That was when Terri’s lawyer suggested she contact USClaims to secure funding she could use to pay her bills while her prolonged legal battle dragged on.
At USClaims, we don’t offer litigation loans or litigation financing; we offer pre-settlement funding. We purchase a portion of the proceeds of an anticipated court settlement or judgment. That 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. USClaims gets paid only if the plaintiff wins the case or reaches a settlement.
If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a medical malpractice suit, call USClaims today at 1-877-USCLAIMS.