Medical Malpractice Pre Settlement Funding
Having a medical procedure done, whether elective or not, is a scary ordeal. Even if things go right, there can be a substantial recovery time and ‘normal’ side effects. These can hinder a person for weeks, months, or even permanently. Nothing is harder, however, than when a doctor doesn’t proceed with the proper standard of care, or makes a careless mistake. The effects of medical malpractice can result in additional surgeries, catastrophic side-effects, or even death.
What’s more, when a medical malpractice case results in a lawsuit, it can take years to resolve, further adding to the stress of the recovery for the patient. The stress that results from these cases is immense. For some who can’t work and who have bills piling up, a non-recourse pre-settlement advance or loan can help.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Legal dictionaries define it as “improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional.” This can come in many forms, though. It can be a doctor failing to diagnose a more severe problem or giving the wrong prescription to treat a symptom. It can be a surgeon accidentally cutting or breaking something other than what the procedure was intended to cure. Other times, it can be sanitary issues, improper bandaging, or neglect of a patient. I’ve even heard of surgeons accidentally leaving gloves or tools inside the body after they’ve sewed the patient up! The list goes on and on. One thing that is consistent in all instances of medical malpractice is that the grief it cases the patients and their loved ones is especially trying.
How Much is My Medical Malpractice Case Worth?
Medical malpractice cases are tough to value because there are a few key issues that need attention. In many cases, an expert witness is needed to testify or report on how the defendant breached the standard of care. Even in cases without an expert, it needs to be determined that the doctor did something outside of the standard of care that caused harm. (Note: because many medications and procedures come with inherent risks, the damages caused by the malpractice must be outside of these normal risks.)
Depending on the extent of the injuries and how egregious the malpractice was, these cases can settle for tens of thousands up to the millions, like the 2016 verdict for Celeste and Ignacio Trevino.
How Long Will My Medical Malpractice Case Take to Settle?
This is where insurance companies get you. Med mal cases are not easy to litigate. Between the cost and time of lining up experts and the more complex pleadings needed, these cases can take years. Insurance companies have the means to extend these cases legally by asking for additional documents and requiring additional medical exams, etc. They know that most plaintiffs can’t work and will need to settle the cases soon. This plays into their hands, and they can often settle for cases for lower settlements this way.
One way to prevent that from happening is to obtain a pre-settlement loan.
Qualifying for Pre Settlement Funding
Pre settlment funding from Uplift is easy. If you can answer yes to the following, you could qualify:
- Do you have an attorney handling your case?
- Are you 18 years old or older?
- Does your attorney have documents showing your injuries and proving the doctor was negligent, and legal pleadings?
The application process is very quick and can be done in a brief phone call. If your case is qualified We request and often receive case documents from your attorney soon after. Our underwriters review the information, speaking to your attorney if necessary, and they see if your case is suitable for funding. Many times we have an answer to you within a matter of only a couple of days.
Why Choose Us for Your Lawsuit Loan?
There are many funding companies out there, but not each handles medical malpractice claims. Uplift Legal Funding specializes in lawsuit loans on medmal cases – our underwriters are very knowledgeable about the intricacies of these cases. Not only that, we can review these cases more quickly than many other firms. Also, we try our best for our clients. In everything from the rates we can get to the updates we provide, we treat each client like they’re our #1 priority.