Walter Paul Hoover suffered a back injury in 2009 and went to the veterans hospital in Missouri for a corrective surgery. What was supposed to be a simple procedure that alleviated his aching back turned into a far more complex problem that took years to get under control.
During the surgery, two doctors who were operating on him put screws into his back incorrectly. The intent of the screws was to re-align his back, but based on the way they'd been placed and affixed, they actually wrought havoc throughout his body. What started as a feeling of numbness eventually became full-on paralysis, as the screws tore into his spine and caused him to lose control of his quadriceps.
The pain and damage became so severe that a second surgery was required. Unfortunately, even though the placement of the screws was fixed, the paralysis was permanent, and Mr. Hoover was looking at a lifetime in a wheelchair through no fault of his own.
It would be a truly sad story if that's where it ended, but Mr. Hoover took it upon himself to fight for justice. He brought a lawsuit against the hospital who had damaged his back so severely. Initially, his request for compensation was denied, but his lawyer pushed the case through to federal court, where a judge granted him $725,000 in the hopes that it could cover the incredible cost he would incur for the rest of his life.
It took 3 years for the courts to award Mr. Hoover that money. That's three years in a wheelchair, suffering through agonizing pain with no compensation. This case is a shining example of why we offer Pre-Settlement Funding. With a proper funding plan and a good lawyer, Mr. Hoover was able to get the money he needed right when he needed it, not three years later. He held out in court and didn't accept low settlement values, pushing for as much money as he truly needed.
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