Father Alleges Overdosed Teen Released From Hospital Too Soon
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2014 - The plaintiff in this wrongful death lawsuit alleges his daughter was released from hospital too soon, causing a preventable death.
“The 17-year-old involved in this case was released from hospital in under two hours, which her father felt was too fast for her to have received the proper care for an overdose,” explains Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation representative. “The quick release also raised the suspicions of a local medical malpractice attorney.”
On the teen’s release, she was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center, pursuant to an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The transporting officers noted she was having difficulty breathing and seemed to be “out of it.” Three hours later, staff at the detention facility found her unresponsive. She was taken back to the hospital where she died. Police suspect the teen may have taken laced heroin, as she was one of three overdose deaths within a two-hour period on the same day, all within a 4-mile radius. The other two teens managed to survive.
The teen’s father had no other choice but to hire a wrongful death attorney to try and recover the costs for medical, funeral and burial expenses. The family does not have a wealth of funds and even set up a donation page to raise money for their daughter’s funeral.
There are a number of unanswered questions looming in this case. The ongoing investigation into her early release is intended to perhaps clear up some of those questions. The hospital maintains each doctor has discretion in determining when to release an individual and that is what happened in this case. However, the question remains that if she was in poor condition on her release, why was she released?
“The family may wish to ask about applying for a lawsuit loan, also referred to as litigation funding. It would help them pay all of their bills and not just the hospital, funeral and burial expenses. They are working with a lawyer and that is all they need to apply, other than outlining the details of their case. Once the circumstances have been evaluated and an application approved, the needed funds are sent as quickly as possible. That usually happens within 24-48 hours,” says Monroe.
Litigation funding is not for every family, but it does have many benefits that appeal to a cash poor and financially struggling plaintiff to help them cope with expenses while they wait for a verdict or settlement in the case. Many plaintiffs like the fact they are not put through a credit check and that they do not need to be employed to apply. There are no fees due on application, or at any other time in the course of the case being prepared for trial. If the plaintiff does lose their case in court, they keep the pre-settlement funding, with no strings attached. This emergency lawsuit loan gives plaintiffs the peace of mind that comes with not having creditors hounding them and insurance companies wanting them to settle for less than what a court may award.
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