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North Carolina Hospital Potentially Exposes Patients To Deadly Disease

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2014 - A North Carolina hospital publically admitted it exposed 18 patients to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

“It came as a shock to hear Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC admit to exposing 18 people to a rare and usually fatal disease,” indicates Daren Monroe of Litigation Funding, Michigan. “There is a high possibility some or all of those possibly affected may choose to file a lawsuit suggesting there was medical negligence by the hospital, surgeons and doctors.”

According to court documents, the hospital facility exposed patients by not properly sterilizing instruments used for various surgeries and organ transplants. The standard protocol for equipment used in surgery is to perform an “enhanced sterilization process,” if an operation was conducted on a CJD patient. Records show hospital workers did not follow the proper sterilization process after January 18th, 2014 and that at least 18 neurological patients has since been exposed to CJD.

Hospital management also indicated that there were reasons to suspect that one of their surgical patients may have CJD, but despite that suspicion, extra precautionary measures were not taken to protect other patients.

“Statistics indicate CJD affects 1 in a million annually by causing the development of abnormal prions that in turn create tunnel holes in the brain. While it may take several years to fully develop, once diagnosed, a patient may only have 4-months to live,” adds Monroe. In this case, even though the hospital feels the risk of any of the patients developing CJD is remote, they are not able to say with conviction there is zero risk.

Patients in this type of a situation might be interested in finding out more information about applying for litigation funding – an emergency lawsuit loan that allows plaintiffs waiting for justice to pay all of their extraordinary and regular bills right away. Applying for pre-settlement funding is an easy, user-friendly process and may be done online or by phone.

A lawsuit loan is funding advanced upfront to a plaintiff with a winnable case, working with an attorney. Once they are approved for lawsuit funding, the funds are wired directly to the plaintiff’s bank account, for use however they may see fit. “Most use the money to pay medical bills and then hold the fort on spending until they see where their case is going,” Monroe indicates.

Pre-settlement funding is not for everyone. However, before discarding the idea out-of-hand, it is worth doing the research to determine if it may be a lifesaver for a cash-strapped plaintiff.

Litigation Funding Corporation
7115 Orchard Lake Rd, Ste 320
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Call: 1.866.LIT.FUND

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