Choosing a Lawyer Before Starting a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Legally Reviewed and Edited by: Terry Cochran
Following hernia repair surgery, you often have to rest for several weeks and wait months until you can fully return to your daily activities. However, your surgery may have included a surgical mesh that is failing, causing you painful complications and stress concerning additional surgeries to correct aspects of the first one.
Dealing with health issues is already stressful. When they also affect your finances, from rising medical expenses and lost wages for being out of work, it could become overwhelming. Side effects and pain and suffering from the defective hernia mesh can wreak havoc in your life right when you thought you were getting back to normal.
If this describes you, it may be time to consider filing a hernia mesh lawsuit. Before you file, it’s essential to know how to choose the best lawyer for your particular circumstances to ensure you get top legal advice and the compensation you deserve.
How to Locate a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorney
While there are many law firms, not all are prepared to handle your specific case. Hernia mesh lawsuits contain complicated issues and may involve medical malpractice and product liability lawsuits depending on your situation. You’ll want a legal team experienced in both of these areas, and particularly with hernia mesh lawsuits themselves.
So, where can you find a suitable lawyer with experience? If you know of others who have gone through something similar, ask them who they chose to represent them, what the experience was like, and did they receive a successful outcome. Word of mouth is often an excellent way to find an attorney, as long as the cases are similar to yours. Another helpful option is to contact your state bar association for recommendations.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., is among the leading law firms in Michigan for hernia mesh lawsuits. They are familiar with the different defective hernia mesh implants used in surgeries, the resulting complications, current product recalls, and filing requirements for this type of claim, meaning you can expect to receive the professional, confident legal representation you need and deserve.
Start your search for a hernia mesh lawsuit attorney by asking the right questions to determine who is right for you. Interview as many law firms as necessary until you find one you are comfortable with. Satisfactorily answer the following questions to determine who is right for you.
Look for an Attorney With Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Experience
For each attorney or law firm you consider, ask if they have experience handling hernia mesh cases. This is important because such cases are complicated and often require knowledge in personal injury law, product liability, and medical malpractice.
An experienced hernia mesh lawsuit attorney will also be familiar with the specific laws in your state and the required court processes. Knowledgeable in medical device cases, they know what recalls are in place and how to determine your eligibility for these.
Recalls include those by Bard Davol and Atrium C-QUR mesh manufacturers, as well as other manufacturers. An experienced attorney has the necessary knowledge about these hernia mesh products and any special considerations they need to add to your claim.
The key to a winnable lawsuit is finding an attorney specifically experienced with hernia mesh lawsuit claims. Not only can this speed up the process, but you can be assured they have the knowledge and skill when it comes to what and what not to do to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your benefit.
Determine Who the Attorney Regularly Represents
Another question to ask is, does the firm or attorney typically represent companies or individuals? Do they handle more plaintiff or defendant cases? This is essential strategy-wise, providing you with an idea of who they focus on and how that can benefit you.
Look for an attorney dedicated to representing individuals in personal injury cases. Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., in Michigan is one of these law firms, diligently working for individual rights and obtaining the compensation needed for those suffering injury due to the actions of another, including if that other is a company manufacturing defective products.
Since you will be the plaintiff in a hernia mesh lawsuit, you also want to consider choosing an attorney that knows how to fight for your rights more than defend against a claim. A plaintiff attorney prepares for the potential defenses raised by opposing counsel and is essential to winning a case.
While many law firms provide services to both companies and individuals, or both plaintiffs and defendants, you’ll want to weigh their experience with your particular needs before choosing.
Identify Specialized Knowledge of an Attorney Beneficial to Your Case
When considering which attorney is right for you, identify any who have specialized knowledge that benefits your case. For example, in a hernia mesh lawsuit, an attorney with both a legal and medical background can add more expertise to your case.
Eileen Kroll is a senior partner at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C with a medical background as an RN. She brings her knowledge of medical terminology and diagnoses into each case, understanding the circumstances while creating a confident legal strategy to win a case.
Other specialized knowledge to look for in your attorney is familiarity and experience with product liability and medical malpractice law. While defective medical devices are most often considered in hernia mesh surgery failures, your surgeon could also be partially responsible if the abdominal wall mesh was placed incorrectly and caused the injury.
Understand an Attorney’s Legal Fee Structure
Filing a hernia mesh lawsuit involves getting compensation for your needs, including medical expenses and lost wages. Your attorney will also require payment for legal services in filing your case. Before you select an attorney to represent you, first understand how their fee structure works.
There is a good chance the attorney you are considering uses a contingency fee structure. When a lawyer works on contingency, that means when your hernia mesh lawsuit settles or receives a favorable judgment at trial, the attorney receives a certain percentage of your awarded compensation. This only occurs if you win your case. If you lose, the attorney does not expect to receive payment.
Contact Michigan’s Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys
Choosing the best attorney and law firm to represent you in your hernia mesh lawsuit is an important decision. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we ensure you meet the statute of limitations for filing and regularly update you on the progress of your case.
Hernia mesh complications can be debilitating and expensive. Our experienced attorneys can help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today at 866-MICH-LAW to find out how we can help and to schedule a free consultation.
Disclaimer : The information provided is general and not for legal advice. The blogs are not intended to provide legal counsel and no attorney-client relationship is created nor intended.