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Exhausted Football Players Collapse In Portland Oregon

An overzealous football coach pushed 31 football players into physical collapse in Portland, Ore., this summer. Four ultimately needed surgery.

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2010 - - This is a bizarre case where a high school football coach got carried away during what he referred to as a football “total immersion” camp.

“This particular football camp took place at the local high school and required the players to camp overnight on the school Lawsuit Funding Familycampus for this event. There were three practices slated every day that included weight training,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. The whole event was being put on under the auspices of the new coach, Jeff Kearin.

It seems that Mr. Kearin pushed things just a bit too far for the kids involved in this camp. By mid-week, there were a number of kids complaining about major swelling on their arms. Those players were rushed to the hospital for treatment. “Evidently, three of the boys were diagnosed with compartment syndrome, which means a fluid buildup combined with swelling. Four other players looked like they would need surgery and were placed under observation,” Monroe said.

Just when it seemed like things were tapering off, 24 more students got very ill and were tested for high enzyme levels. Sixteen players showed high risk levels and were rushed to hospital. One boy needed surgery and three others were admitted immediately.

Interestingly enough, the players stood up for their coach and said the workouts weren’t as bad as what they had to go through for wrestling practices. However, there are a number of very unimpressed parents discussing legal action. They feel this is high school football, not college pro ball or even the NFL and that workouts like that for kids were just too much for them to handle.

The school district isn’t sure if it will pay medical expenses and they aren’t sure if it will discipline the coaching staff. In the meantime, there are a number of parents talking to personal injury lawyers about trying to recover compensation for their son’s medical bills.

“Any one of the families of the boys that were seriously injured and who may have also required surgery would be entitled to not only file a personal injury lawsuit, but to also apply for interim legal financing from a litigation funding company,” Monroe said.

Pre-settlement funding is ideal for cases like this, where the families may be just barely making ends meet during this tough economy and are not sure how they will pay for their son’s medical bills. They might be able to keep up with their regular bills but don’t know where they will find the money to handle anything else. A lawsuit cash advance may be the perfect answer for them.

The unfortunate victims and their families in this case should check to see if they are eligible for lawsuit funding. If they are, the fast cash is delivered within 24 to 48 hours and would handle their immediate medical expenses, the costs of surgery, rehabilitation, medications, etc., as well as their usual bills. Being approved to receive pre-settlement funding will let the families wait for a decent settlement or verdict and not have to take the first offer that an insurance company makes.

To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit http://www.litigationfundingcorp.com/.

Litigation Funding Corporation
29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 1310
Southfield, MI 48034
Call: 1.866.LIT.FUND

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