Legal-Bay Reports Legal Malpractice: Lawyer Won Case Then Stole Settlement, a Case Funding Firm, says a Queens woman won a $875K settlement last year but never saw a penny of it from her personal injury attorney.

Mar 17, 2016, 07:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

NEWARK, N.J., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company which operates, reported today that a Queens woman won a $875K settlement last year but never saw a penny of it from her personal injury attorney.

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According to an article in The NY Post, a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit by Margaret Last and her husband claim her attorneys, Stuart Schlesinger and his son Michael, won her a $875K settlement last year but she has yet to receive any money from it. Originally, Last had issues with her ankle and then went to a podiatrist. However, the doctor's treatment "left her out of work and in constant pain," so she went to a lawyer. The Schlesingers won her a $875,000 payout, but unfortunately she never got it.

This is not the only victim either, according to federal agents, who arrested Stuart Schlesinger in December on a charge of wire-fraud. According to the Post's article, a criminal complaint indicates that Schlesinger "pocketed at least $3 million in legal settlements from clients, lying about the status of cases and avoiding payouts."

Unfortunately, legal malpractice sometimes occurs, and clients are left without the funds they were rightfully awarded. Legal-Bay is here to help clients who need assistance now with getting their lives back on track. Visit Legal-Bay's website at for more information on how the company can help you during this difficult time.

Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent legal malpractice news, "It is unfortunate to hear of such incidents when plaintiffs don't receive the funds they rightfully deserve. However, we want to remind plaintiffs that our company can work with them with getting them large lawsuit funding advances to assist with their cash flow needs until they ultimately get their money."

Legal-Bay is currently accepting applications on all personal injury cases, including car and truck accidents, and any accidents that are no fault of the plaintiff where an attorney is already retained. Legal-Bay specializes in large lawsuit funding amounts and can also assist plaintiffs who have been turned down simply because they have a prior lawsuit advance with another legal finance company.

Legal-Bay's programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding. None of the programs should be considered to be a settlement loan, settlement loans, lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan. To learn more about Legal Bay's accident lawsuit funding process, visit:

If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured and are in need of lawsuit settlement funding due to a medical malpractice, misdiagnosis, or negligence, feel free to contact Legal-Bay on the company's 24-hour hotline at: 877.571.0405.

You may also fill out an online application to receive a free evaluation on your case at:


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