Below are illustrations of how structured settlements and annuities can help injured parties and attorneys better manage their financial needs over the long term.

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Medical Malpractice:
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71-Year-Old Woman Suffers Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
A 71-year-old woman suffered a severe traumatic brain injury causing major contusions, bleeding and swelling. The doctors did not want to operate because of her age. The woman now lives in a vegetative state in a nursing home where she receives custodial care.

52-Year-Old Father Undergoes Surgery, Suffers Catastrophic Brain Damage
A 52-year-old father underwent surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm. After the patient’s transfer out of CCU, he was not regularly monitored as required. As a result, he could not breathe and suffered respiratory arrest and heart failure. The patient was revived but suffered catastrophic brain damage.

35-Year-Old Female’s Sub-arachnoid Hemorrhage Misdiagnosed, Suffers Permanent Brain Damage
A 35-year-old female suffered from headaches, nausea, vomiting, blurred and double vision. She was told she had the flu. The pain continued for several weeks. Multiple health care providers failed to consider a sub-arachnoid hemorrhage as a possible cause of her suffering. The patient’s aneurysm ruptured, causing permanent brain damage.

11-Year-Old Boy Injured in Playground Accident; Misdiagnosed Foot Fracture
An 11-year-old boy was injured in a playground accident and was rushed to the emergency room. X-rays were taken on his foot but they were read as negative but, in fact, showed a fracture. After two months of continued pain, an orthopedist read the film and diagnosed a fracture. In the interim, arthritis set in which eventually required a joint fusion in the foot.

45-Year-Old Woman’s Misdiagnosis Leads to Mastectomy
A 45-year-old woman complained of a growth on her right breast that she was told was benign. No biopsy was taken or suggested. The growth continued to get bigger for another two years, but the woman was reassured it was nothing to worry about. A second health care provider ordered a biopsy, which came back malignant. This diagnosis led to a mastectomy.

30-Year-Old Woman’s Kidney Disease Misdiagnosed, Now on Dialysis
A 30-year-old woman was treated by her primary care physician for two years before she was diagnosed with renal insufficiency. The physician knew the woman had a family history of kidney had received results of blood work showing a consistent pattern of progressive renal insufficiency, the woman’s kidney function deteriorated. to the point that he now undergoes dialysis three times per week.

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