Paying the Bills When Your Loved One Is in a Coma

Jacky Gale | June 21st, 2018

When a loved one is in a coma, families often feel helpless. Although most people in a coma wake up within a few weeks, there’s no telling how long any particular patient will remain comatose. And in the meantime, families must deal with the considerable costs of prolonged hospitalization. If the patient’s injuries were caused by a third party, the… Read more »

Legal Funding for Plaintiffs With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Staff Writer | March 9th, 2018

Plaintiffs with traumatic brain injury (TBI) may suffer from multiple symptoms, ranging from headaches and dizziness to difficulties with coordination and performing all the activities of daily life (ADL). They may suffer from loss of coordination and mobility, including paraplegia or quadriplegia. As a result, they may face medical bills ranging up to millions of dollars. They may need around-the-clock… Read more »

Actemra Plaintiffs: Financial Challenges and Solutions

Jacky Gale | February 9th, 2018

Patients generally fill prescriptions and take medications with the understanding that any given drug might cause minor side effects like dizziness and drowsiness, but that on the whole, these drugs are generally safe for use as intended. Unfortunately, drugs like Actemra have been linked to life-threatening complications like stroke, heart attack, heart failure, acute pancreatitis, and interstitial lung disease. None… Read more »

Legal Funding Helps Plaintiffs With Abilify Gambling Claims

Sarah Klein | January 11th, 2018

Recently, it was established that the first bellwether trial in the Abilify gambling litigation will still begin as originally scheduled this coming June. In September, a case management order seemed to imply that the original schedule for discovery might not be feasible. The judge in the multidistrict legislation (MDL) provided both sides with alternative schedules, some as late as August… Read more »

The Lifetime Cost of Quadriplegia

Jacky Gale | November 15th, 2017

It’s easy to take mobility for granted. But for some unfortunate patients, mobility is little more than a distant memory. Quadriplegia (also called tetraplegia) is the loss of motor and sensory function of the trunk, arms, hands, legs, and pelvic organs. This means that not only can the patient be unable to move, but also other essential bodily functions can… Read more »