Lawsuit Loans are Not Actually Loans, Pre-Settlement Funding

Are you looking for a lawsuit loan? Mayfield settlement funding is a leading pre-settlement funding company. Lawsuit loans are not technically loans, because they do not have a requirement for repayment unless you win your case.

Mayfield settlement funding provides settlement loans and litigation funding in a majority of States across the United States.

If you have been injured and are currently involved in litigation with an attorney, contact Mayfield settlement funding for a quick and easy case evaluation. If approved we can issue money within 24 hours. We are fast, easy to deal with and reliable. We self fund so there are no delays and there is no credit check needed for pre-settlement funding and personal injury loans.

If you have any questions please contact Mayfield settlement funding today and they will be happy to help you and give you information on pre-settlement funding for your case.

Mayfield Settlement Funding can provide a fast and easy consultation by calling 888-800-8400

Lawsuit Loans Help You Pay Bills Without Risk While Awaiting Your Lawsuit Settlement

Are you the victim or the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit? Are you currently struggling to pay bills because you unable to work at the moment? Do you have medical bills and other bills piling up because there is no money coming in? Are you tempted to simply settle with the plaintiff in your lawsuit for an amount that is much less than you know you should be able to get, simply because you need money now?

Many people are in your situation, but fortunately, there’s help. What if you could pay your bills without worrying about risk while you wait for your lawsuit settlement or jury award to finalize? There would be no need to settle for less than you know you should be able to get, simply so you can pay bills. Actually, there is a way you can do that. It’s called loans, or lawsuit loans.

With settlement funding, a litigation financing company lends you a portion of your expected settlement or jury award, usually about 10%. This is what happens: a company who specializes in offering lawsuit loans takes a look at your case, and determines whether or not it has merit as a truly valid personal injury case. You won’t be able to qualify if you have a frivolous case, but if you have a legitimate case, you should have no problem.

In addition to the requirement that you must have a legitimate case, your lawyer must also have been hired on contingency. That means that your lawyer, like you, does not get paid unless you win your case. The litigation financing company offering you your loan will indeed get their money back if you win your case, plus fees. However, if you lose your case, the company in question does not reclaim the money it lent you; you simply keep the money you’ve already been given. And because there is no collateral or credit check required, you don’t face any damage to your credit history or financial profile if you lose your case and cannot pay back this money. The litigation funding company offering you the lawsuit loan takes the hit, and simply absorbs the loss if you lose your case.

Finally, your lawyer as well must sign off on your application for litigation funding. You will not be eligible unless your lawyer does so. As long as he or she is amenable, though, you can have access to at least some money while you wait for your case to finish in court and either settle or be granted a jury award. This should ease some of the financial hardships for you, so you can concentrate on healing from your injuries and getting on with life.

Minnesota Nursing Home Resident Overdoses – Facility Charged With Neglect

The Owatonna Care Center in Owatonna, Minnesota has recently been charged with neglect following the death of a resident who was mistakenly given too much medication.  This incident occurred during the summer months when the resident was given 10 milligrams of an anti-anxiety medication by an employee; the physician had ordered only 1 milligram.

The facility did not realize their mistake until two days later.  The resident, 84-year-old Herbert Drescher, died the day following the overdose, and the error was not realized until the next day, when the medication was brought to the nursing director to be destroyed.

The complaint filed against the nursing home states that the proper dosage (1 milligram, 3 times per day) was not given for 10 days prior to the resident’s death.  After being deprived of his medication, Drescher was given 10 times the amount of the drug, which a doctor involved in the case believed played a role in his death, which was officially attributed to chronic lung disease.

It was not known at the time of news reports whether any employees of Owatonna Care Center had been terminated as a result of the case.  As investigations continue, The Minnesota Department of Health has not determined with certainty that the medication overdose caused the death of the patient, but believe that it could have been a factor.

A report by the state Health Department brought this case to light at a time when concern regarding medication errors at other long-term care facilities in Minnesota has been in the limelight.  According to the FDA, overdoses of Ativan (lorazepam), which the resident was taking, can lead to coma and eventually death in rare circumstances.  State investigators found that other drugs were missing at Owatonna Care Center, and that those missing drugs could not be accounted for by staff members.

This is a classic example of nursing home abuse and neglect, as employees often do not take the time to look closely at the medications they are giving residents or to question those doses to ensure they are correct.  Not giving a resident his medication for 10 days is unacceptable.

Owatonna was cited for one state violation and two federal rule violations.  On an October 14th follow-up visit by investigators, the nursing home had completed promised changes in how medications are tracked and administration of those medicines overseen.  All nurses and medication aides were retrained.

Denying residents their medication or administering more than the prescribed dosage are both forms of nursing home neglect.  If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected in a nursing home, contact the Missouri nursing home abuse lawyers at the O’Connor Law Firm today. Learn about the Missouri Injury Lawyers at Brown Chiari by visiting our website today.

Question of Safety of Sprouts as Jimmy Johns Sandwich Chains Make the Switch from Alfalfa to Clover Sprouts

Recently, Jimmy Johns restaurants were implicated in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds of people after they consumed alfalfa sprouts served on the sandwiches that the restaurants serve.  At least 59 Illinois residents became ill, and now Jimmy John Liautaud, owner of the chain, says that the restaurants will cease using alfalfa sprouts and instead use clover sprouts, which according to Liautaud are easier to sanitize.

Ironically, a Salmonella outbreak occurred just recently in Oregon and Washington that were related to clover sprouts.  In Oregon, 2 residents became ill after consuming sandwiches that contained clover sprouts – sandwiches from Jimmy Johns.  This leads us to question just how much safer clover sprouts are than alfalfa sprouts, if any.  The clover sprouts used on the sandwiches were produced by Sprouters Northwest of Kent, Washington.  Sprouters Northwest was found to be the source of the Salmonella contamination.

All in all, 125 people became ill after consuming Salmonella tainted sprouts between the dates of November 1, 2010 and January 11, 2011.  The strain of Salmonella in these outbreaks is serotype I 4,[5],12:i:-.  This strain spread through 22 states and the District of Columbia.  Investigators concluded that the illnesses were related to eating sandwiches containing sprouts at Jimmy Johns restaurants.

As far as the states affected by the outbreak, Illinois was by far hit with more illnesses.  65 people were sickened in that state, with 22 in Missouri, 12 in Indiana, 3 in Wisconsin, 3 in Pennsylvania and other states reporting a single case of illness related to this strain of Salmonella.

Consumers are advised not to eat Tiny Greens Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts, and restaurants should not serve them.  Anyone who has the sprouts whether in their restaurant or home should dispose of them at once in a closed plastic bag.

Salmonella food poisoning typically causes symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.  While not usually serious in healthy individuals, those who are young, frail or have a weakened immune system may be at an increased risk of serious complications and should seek medical attention if you experience symptoms.

If  you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit and need a service provider for a lawsuit loan or pre-settlement funding, consider contact Mayfield Settlement Funding today!

Seven E. Coli Illnesses in Maryland Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider

Baugher’s apple cider has been linked thus far to seven E. Coli infections in Maryland.  Three people have been hospitalized, and so far there have been no reports of HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome), which is the leading cause of kidney failure in those with E. Coli.

The company, Baugher Enterprise, Inc. of Westminster, has voluntarily recalled the unpasteurized apple cider according to Maryland public health officials.  The company had been warned previously that the processing methods used were not sufficient to ensure against product contamination, so that consumers were not put at risk.  A letter issued to the company by the FDA in July of 2006 to the president of Baugher Enterprise warned that serious violations were found during an inspection that took place during the time period of March-April 2006.

Among the violations found at this time, the company did not have a written HACCP plan to control food safety hazards that were likely to occur with unpasteurized apple cider.  This plan is a requirement.  Additionally, the letter stated that sanitation control records must be kept that document monitoring and corrections; these records were not maintained by the company.  Sanitation control records relate to the general cleanliness and condition of the processing environment, including food contact surfaces, water safety, cross contamination hazards, food packaging materials and hand washing and sanitizing procedures.

According to Frances Phillips, Deputy Secretary for Public Health from the DHMH, five of the seven who became ill were children under 18 years of age.  Those three who were hospitalized have now been discharged.  While the links between the E. Coli illnesses and the apple cider have not been confirmed, the product is being tested and results will be forthcoming in the next few days according to Cheryl Vural, director of orchard retail operations at the company.

Baugher’s has ceased production of the apple cider for the time being, and it is not known when production will start back up according to Vural.  She stated that they are primarily concerned with the health of those affected by the E. Coli strain at the present time.

Food poisoning is commonly characterized by nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.  Vomiting or fever may also occur.  Most healthy individuals experience only mild illness lasting for a few days, but some people are at increased risk of developing serious or even fatal complications.  These individuals include the frail or elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system.

Individuals at a high risk for complications should seek medical attention at once if symptoms develop. Learn more about O’Connor Law, Kansas City injury attorneys, assisting individuals with complex food poisoning and other cases.