On May 10, 2008, Regina Riche arrived at the hospital with a debilitating headache. After being treated for a brain aneurysm, she died of sepsis.
Drs. Frank Culicchia and Justin Owen informed Riche’s husband that she had a brain aneurysm and needed surgery. The day after her operation, she became violently ill. Within a few days, her symptoms had progressed further to include offensive smelling fluids that oozed from her body, with the exudates eventually becoming dark and bloody.
By May 17, 2008, Riche had been declared septic. She died May 18, 2008.
Her husband filed a medical negligence lawsuit for her wrongful death, for loss of love and affection, for loss of the chance of survival or recovery and for pain and suffering.
Riche may have been interested to know that he could have helped pay his wife’s medical and other bills by applying for litigation funding. Pre-settlement funding, also called a lawsuit loan, is emergency funding sent to a qualified plaintiff within 24 to 48 hours after their application for assistance is approved.
Plaintiffs waiting for cases to go to settlement or trial are pleased to discover that they do not need to deal with any insurance companies making them lower offers. They have enough cash on hand in the bank to assist them in paying all of their medical, usual and important expenses. They only need to focus on healing from the loss of their loved one.
While a lawsuit loan is not the perfect solution for everyone, many find the benefits — no requirement to be working on applying and no-strings-attached retention of the funds should they lose their case in court — to be worth pursuing.