Based on settlements reached in the barrage of hernia mesh lawsuits over recent years, you can receive between $3,000 and $1 million when you settle in a hernia mesh lawsuit. Average settlements from previous lawsuits yielded $40,000-$60,000 for each plaintiff.
Your hernia mesh case is unique to your specific situation. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit and what you may be able to get from a hernia mesh lawsuit. Your settlement offer will be based on a number of factors that illustrate to what extent the defective hernia mesh used in your surgery impacted you.
Several variables come into play during this consideration, including:
The amount of recoverable damages that your attorney will attach to your demand letter will represent the breadth of economic and non-economic losses you have endured as a result of your failed hernia mesh.
Although each hernia mesh lawsuit differs, some of the types of recoverable damages you can get from a hernia mesh lawsuit include:
Sometimes, lawyers bring in experts in the fields of economics, medicine, vocational rehabilitation, and life-care planning to calculate and articulate outward projections for damages. These expert witnesses can strengthen your claim for compensation for your injuries, losses, and other expenses.
Personal injury lawsuits commonly settle before they even get to trial. Those cases that make it to trial (when insurance negotiations flounder or fail) often settle before the jury issues a verdict awarding the plaintiff.
The settlement wins from previous hernia mesh lawsuits can you give a rough idea of what you might get from your hernia mesh lawsuit. In each case summary, you will need to divide the total settlement amounts by the number of lawsuits to arrive at an idea of how much each plaintiff received.
Thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed in recent years. Although C.R. Bard, Atrium, and Ethicon commonly appear as defendants in these lawsuits, the list of defective hernia mesh manufacturers does not end with these companies.
Plaintiffs are suing hernia mesh manufacturers based on the following legal precepts:
Hernia mesh products have been riddled with problems stemming from defective designs and inferior materials.
Adding to the problem, many hernia mesh manufacturers did not have to comply with traditional FDA testing in order to get agency approval of their products.
FDA has issued recalls of multiple hernia meshes for various reasons, including:
The importance of taking legal action against a hernia mesh manufacturer goes far beyond how much you can get from a hernia mesh lawsuit. Of course, there is also justice in these manufacturers compensating you for your injuries and other damages—these are bills you should not have to foot.
However, in addition to the potential economic rewards for pursuing legal action, your efforts can help to right an egregious wrong. The global hernia mesh market is projected to reach $5.78 billion by 2026. For companies to make such sums of money by manufacturing and distributing defective, hazardous products is wrong. Your action can help send a message that U.S. consumers will not tolerate such negligence.
If you experienced a hernia mesh failure, Zanes Law can help you get a fair settlement from a hernia mesh lawsuit. We will do everything from A to Z to see that you recover your damages. For a free consultation, call 866-499-8989.