Brain Damaged Boxer’s Family Files Lawsuit
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2014 - Russian heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov’s family filed a lawsuit alleging recklessness, medical malpractice and gross negligence against multiple defendants.
“The lawsuit names, among other individuals, at least five ringside doctors at Madison Square Gardens when the incident that resulted in Abdusalamov’s traumatic brain injury occurred,” says Daren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The main allegation, and most serious one, is that the boxer did not receive adequate care after the fight, along with negligence in not halting the fight.
The New York Athletic Commission cannot be sued, as they are immune from such suits, but any of their employees are not. The injured boxer just turned 33-years-old, sustained serious brain trauma after a severe beating while fighting another opponent, Mike Perez. It was a televised 10-round match in Madison Square Gardens on November 2, 2013. Although Abdusalamov was placed in a medically induced coma, the prognosis for his complete recovery appears to be dim. He required a shunt installed in his head to assist the flow of brain fluids. Although he is able to breathe without assistance, he cannot walk or talk.
During the fight, he sustained a broken hand and jaw and retreated to his corner, advising medical staff he was in pain. He also alerted doctors after the bout that his head hurt. At no time during the match, despite his complaints, was the fight halted.
His family will be coping with very large medical bills and may not be able to pay them. Ongoing hospital care is an expensive proposition, and Abdusalamov may remain in care for some time. In order for them to keep up with their regular financial obligations and attempt to pay the hospital bills, they might wish to obtain information on litigation funding. “Pre-settlement funding, aka litigation funding, is an emergency lawsuit loan extended to a plaintiff to allow them to take care of their financial business as soon the funds arrive,” Monroe explains.
The process may be initiated by going online and filling out an application form, or an individual may call and speak directly to a customer service specialist. Plaintiff’s needing help are treated with the utmost respect and dignity. They have already been through enough before turning to someone for financial help. “Many plaintiffs find it appealing that if they happen to lose their case in court, they keep the lawsuit loan without any strings attached. Many more are grateful for the loan to help them get back on their feet financially and deal with the overwhelming bills,” says Monroe.
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