litigation funding | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 9, 2013 – Neighbors to the building being demolished thought it was an accident looking for a place to happen. The building collapsed suddenly. “The building being demolished in this case appeared to be ready to collapse at any time. Neighbors and area residents were certain it was being handled the wrong way and expected it would collapse. It did. In the resulting rubble, six bodies were recovered and at least 13 others were taken for medical care,” indicated Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. Investigators from the Department of Labor (DOL) and […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 2, 2013 – Two die in motorcycle accident involving a drunk driver. “Rafaelito DeJesus and Melissa Rupa, out for a ride on his Suzuki motorcycle, were both killed on impact when another vehicle struck them. DeJesus was 23-years-old. Rupa was 25-years-old at the time of the accident,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The accident happened on the New York State Thruway at 1:10 a.m., near an exit ramp. The couple were headed north on the Thruway when they were hit. The driver of the vehicle that struck and killed them was […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2013 – Transvaginal mesh implants have been compared to having a cheese grater in one’s pelvic area. “If you read the news, listen to the radio or watch TV, you will no doubt be aware of the increasing number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits across the nation,” stated Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “By all accounts, the pain the women suing experience is life-altering and just about irreversible, as further surgery may not remove the mesh.” Brought to the marketplace in the early 1990s, it was not long before complaints cropped up about […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 3, 2013 – A young girl was killed by a car in front of her classmates. “This car/pedestrian fatality affected a lot of people. The young girl’s friends were witnesses as she was hit by a car. She died two weeks later, as a result of her severe injuries,” outlined Daren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. Ultimately, this wrongful death case resulted in a jury award of $90 million. While a large sum, it would barely cover the medical expenses the family was left with when their daughter died after struggling with her […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2013 – An 18-year-old prescription drug abuser rammed his car into a Las Vegas restaurant. Ten were seriously injured. “This was an accident that just about brought one side of the restaurant down into a heap of rubble,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “The force of the impact to the building at the Egg & I restaurant crumpled a main support beam. Things were touch and go while the area was being cordoned off and cleaned up.” It turns out the driver who slammed into the side of the building […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2013 – This case shocked the local community where an 87-year-old woman lived. A nurse would not give her CPR while she lay dying. “This case was a real eye-opener for everyone involved,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “While a police dispatcher argued with a nurse about starting CPR right away, the woman died without the nurse lifting a finger to help her, other than call 911.” The 911 call somehow made its way to the national media and the whole country heard a registered nurse refuse to help the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2013 – Working with highly infectious material is a risky job. In this case, unsafe working conditions caused a man’s death. “This case is the stuff nightmares are made of – working with an extremely infectious bacteria that infected a researcher studying it,” outlined Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. In the final analysis, federal officials are pin-pointing poor training and unsafe working conditions for the death of a Veterans Affairs medical researcher. The man was working with a vaccine-resistant strain of meningitis bacteria. The investigation into this death revealed three serious […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2013 – Drinking and driving do not mix, and neither do drinking and white water rafting. “It never ceases to amaze me that people who are three sheets to the wind think they can drive, or operate anything that requires being sober to be safe,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “This case is a prime example of someone getting wasted before white water rafting, the guide in fact, and being responsible for the death of a paying customer.” A rafter drowned in 2012, after being jostled off a raft while […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2013 – It was a night those that survived this accident would remember. Vodka and cranberry juice killed a young mother. “New Year’s eve is a time for celebration. However, it is also time for discretion when it comes to drinking and driving. The woman driving the vehicle in this fatal accident had tanked up on vodka and cranberry juice, and then decided to head home in the wee hours of the morning, with two other passengers in her car. However, she drove her car off the road, into Jamaica Bay, into 4-feet […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2013 – A bus driver, following a cyclist too closely, struck and killed him. “A 77-year-old charter bus driver struck and killed a local county pastor, out for a bicycle ride. Initial reports indicate the driver did not see the cyclist, although there is some question as to whether or not the driver was following the cyclist too closely, which caused the accident,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The charter driver was charged with following too close and second degree vehicular homicide. Despite the fact that there was no intention […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2013 – A flatbed truck riding in a parade was hit by a train. Four died and 16 were injured. “This is a difficult case, as there is evidence to suggest that the truck drove onto the tracks after the red flashing warning lights and bells activated. When this lawsuit gets to settlement negotiations or court, there will be a massive amount of evidence, particularly relating to when the truck drove onto the tracks, when the bells and lights activated and whether or not the train could have stopped in time, or if […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2013 – Hazing deaths are becoming far too frequent for comfort. “You send your son off to university, expecting they will graduate and move forward with their career. You do not expect to them to come home in a coffin; dead as a result of a hazing ritual. That is what happened in this case,” outlined Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. University can be a fun time in any student’s life, but with that fun comes responsibility for the safety of others. In this scenario, a young 19-year-old student, wanting to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2013 – This is one strange wrongful death case, involving how to cook a pork chop. “I’ve seen a lot of unusual cases in this line of work,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan, “but this one about topped it. One man was actually killed during an argument over how to cook pork chops.” Three men were sharing living accommodations and the third man in this story ended up witnessing the shooting. He told police he had no idea what the issue was with the pork chops, but his two roommates, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2013 – Despite the serene setting of this accident, a man lost his leg after being crushed by a 600-pound crucifix. “This accident was horrendous, and the man who lay pinned under a 600-pound cross, endured significant agony until EMS units arrived to rescue him. His leg was badly crushed, and on arrival at the hospital, despite a full team of surgeons fighting to save his leg, it was amputated,” recounted Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. As a result of this accident, the man is suing the church where he was […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2013 – A bus driver killed four people and injured countless others. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. “Although this gruesome story happened four years ago, justice caught up to the bus driver who killed four and injured numerous others in a bus wreck in Virginia. The judge who delivered the verdict stated that the driver’s conduct was so egregious, that he was finding him guilty on all four counts,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. During the course of the trial, there were at least 15 witnesses called, including several […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2012 – Bizarre news is not unheard of, and this case is no exception to that observation. “In this line of work, litigation funding, we hear about a number of unusual cases. This one took the cake. Allegedly, a 6-year-old student assaulted a gym teacher, injuring his knee and ankle and leading to treatment for stress,” recounted Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The gym teacher is 220 pounds. The child that allegedly attacked him is a 50 pound first grade student, who evidently not only attacked the gym teacher, but a […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2012 – It is said people in America sue for just about everything. This ruptured bladder case is a bit unusual. “The guy that filed this lawsuit had a lot of courage. Not a whole lot of men would stand up and admit they had been to a strip club and been body slammed by a dancer, resulting in nerve injuries and a ruptured bladder. There are even fewer men who would admit that just prior to their wedding day. We have no idea if his wedding did proceed, but a personal injury […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 19, 2012 – As funny as it sounds at first flush, it was an extremely serious incident. “This case is definitely strange,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “And not only strange, it makes you chuckle, until you find out that the extent of this man’s penetrating wounds required more than 25 stitches.” The back story of this $5 million lawsuit is about a supposedly unique toilet, called the Flushmate III. Apparently, the Flushmate III is designed to use water and air to create a more powerful flush, and while it may […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2012 – A drunken driver went the wrong way on the road, killing himself and an innocent person. “A passenger from that night is pointing the blame on the bar where she and her friend had been drinking that night. Even though the woman said they were both drunk when they left the establishment, she suggests the security at the bar was at fault for not taking their keys away,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The man and woman were, by all counts, inebriated when they left the bar and […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2012 – Mercy killing or not, the man in this case was charged with aggravated murder. “In this case of aggravated murder, a man shot his wife in the head while she lay in intensive care at the hospital,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The woman had been in the critical care unit on oxygen for several days, when her husband shot her in the head. The nursing staff thought the loud popping sound was an oxygen tank exploding. Entering the room, they discovered the man sitting beside her bed […]


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