Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2017 - Eight residents died in a Hollywood nursing home as a result of Hurricane Irma. The first of eight personal injury lawsuits has been filed.
The patients in the rehabilitation facility were elderly, frail and in poor health. Many had mobility issues, but none were as incapacitated as a 94-year-old double leg amputee. “The diabetic patient with weight problems had her left leg amputated in 2016 and her right leg removed in 2017, one month prior to arriving in the nursing home,” said Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation’s representative.
There were 141 residents evacuated from the facility after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to the building. Eight residents died as a result of a non-functioning air-conditioning system. The woman’s family filed a lawsuit alleging that their mother suffered pain, distress and injury due to the center’s negligence in not properly caring for her. It was further alleged the facility should have known that as a double amputee, the woman could not take care of herself or escape the overheated building without assistance.
According to documents filed with the statement of claim, the family had been reassured that despite the approaching storm, all residents would be safe. The woman’s son-in-law, a retired homicide detective, suggested that if the facility had called 911 for help and taken all the patients out immediately, no one would have died. The nursing home was subsequently suspended and faces a criminal investigation by the police.
“If victims need financial assistance while waiting for their cases to be heard, they may want to research litigation funding,” added Monroe. “Pre-settlement funding is a ‘lawsuit loan’ that helps qualified plaintiffs pay their bills when facing a lengthy trial.” Litigation funding allows for plaintiffs to not be forced into settling too soon for far less than their case may be worth.
Obtaining a lawsuit loan from Litigation Funding Corporation is an easy process. All a plaintiff has to do is call or fill out an online application. Approval of a lawsuit cash advance is based on the strength of the case and supporting documents. “We’re proud of our streamlined process,” indicated Monroe. “It’s hassle-free, quick and easy and in most cases approved applicants have their money within two working days.”
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7115 Orchard Lake Rd, Ste 320
West Bloomfield, MI 48322