FAQs - Injuries

Injuries

  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Hernia Mesh Is Being Recalled?
    Several types of hernia mesh have been recalled, and manufacturers voluntarily pulled others from the market after patients reported adverse events and complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in charge of approving medications and medical devices for the U.S. market. When a product poses
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Are The Symptoms Of Bad Hernia Mesh?
    A bad hernia mesh can produce many uncomfortable and dangerous symptoms. The most common symptoms of a bad hernia mesh include: Abdominal pain Diarrhea Bloating/distension Infection Formation of fistulas Fever/chills Cramping Fatigue/malaise Constipation Vomiting Redness, sw
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Are The Symptoms Of Hernia Mesh Failure?
    When a hernia mesh implant fails, it can manifest as any (or all) of several symptoms. The most common symptoms of hernia mesh failure are: Pain Infection Hernia recurrence Adhesion (when the scar-like matter that sticks tissues together forms) Obstruction (a blockage of the small or large in
  • 07 Jun 2019
    How Much Can You Get From Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
    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. Figuring What Amount You Can Get From a Hernia
  • 07 Jun 2019
    How Long Does Mesh Hernia Repair Last?
    The intended length of time for a hernia mesh to last depends upon the type of hernia mesh used in the hernia repair. Non-absorbable mesh is considered permanent and is intended to stay in your body indefinitely. Absorbable mesh is implanted to provide a temporary reinforcement while new tissue grows and degr
  • 03 Jun 2019
    Is My Hernia Mesh Recalled?
    If your hernia was repaired with a surgical mesh implant, it is important for you to know whether your hernia mesh was recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Some of the hernia mesh recalls since 2005 are: Bard and Davol recalled Composix Kugel mesh Ethicon Proceed Surgical Mesh
  • 03 Jun 2019
    Do I Qualify For Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
    To determine if you qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit, you and your case must meet certain qualifiers: You have recently had hernia repair surgery with a mesh implant. The manufacturer had a duty and a responsibility to provide a quality product and failed to warn you of any problems associated with t
  • 26 Feb 2019
    How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
    You might not have to pay any up-front fees to hire a personal injury lawyer. Some personal injury law firms work on a contingency basis. In these cases, you pay the firm for legal services rendered only if and when you receive financial compensation, either from a settlement or a verdict. For personal inj
  • 24 Jan 2019
    Client Story: $40,000 Settlement
    Transcript My mother’s blind and has been for a long time. She was getting off the bus one day when the driver slammed the bus doors on her. She hurt her hip and back had to go the ER. The bus company offered my mother NOTHING, so we hired Zanes Law. Then they tried to offer her $9500- which was a jo
  • 08 Jan 2019
    What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash
    If you were in a car accident, it is important that you seek medical attention and are able to recognize the symptoms of whiplash . A type of soft tissue injury to the neck, whiplash might also include damage to your intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots. Pain and trea
  • 08 Jan 2019
    What is the Average Settlement Payout for Whiplash Injury?
    The average settlement payout for whiplash injuries varies significantly depending on the details of your case. Some of the most important determining factors to consider when calculating a potential whiplash settlement include: Severity of damage Extent of pain Duration of pain Other economi
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Contingency Fees
    Transcript: So how do contingency fees work? What is a contingency fee? A contingency fee means us as a law firm being owed a fee for representing you on your accident case being 100% dependent on actually successfully winning your case and getting you money. That's what contingency fee means and generall
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Personal Injury Claims: Trial vs Settlement
    Transcript: So is it better to go to trial than it is to settle your case? The answer to that is it just depends on your case. One of the challenges to going to trial is it's expensive. Meaning if you're offered thirty thousand dollars to settle your case and it's really worth thirty five and you go to tr
  • 16 Mar 2018
    What Proof is Needed for a Personal Injury Claim?
    Transcript: So what do you need to prove to be successful on your personal injury claim? You need to prove two things. One, you need to prove who was at fault, actually who the person was, and you need to prove that they were negligent. So when we're talking about who was at fault immediately after an acc
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Taxes on Personal Injury Settlements in Arizona
    Transcript: So do I have to pay taxes on my personal injury settlement? I can tell you this is a very complicated question because the answer is yes, you may. It depends on your case, it depends on your award, it depends on your settlement and more important it depends on how the monies are characterized.
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Personal Injury Myths and Misconceptions
    Transcript: So what are the myths or misconceptions of a personal injury case? I can tell you the biggest misconception is this case is gonna make me rich. In fact there's a documentary on Netflix regarding the McDonald's hot coffee case that lots of you have heard of and it's worth watching because it re
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Gap Coverage and Personal Injury Claims
    Transcript: So what is Gap coverage and why do I need it? Gap coverage is actually insurance coverage that covers the difference between the value of your car and and what you owe on your car if your car is damaged in an accident and is really totaled out. Because in a lot of circumstances that's complete
  • 16 Mar 2018
    What Zanes Law Does to Win a Personal Injury Trial
    Transcript: So what do we do here at Zanes Law to make sure that we're successful on cases that we litigate and have to go to trial on? The first thing we do, and quite honestly we do it early on in a case, is we look at a case and figure out which experts we need to prove our case and then we hire those
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Big Law Firms vs Small Law Firms
    Transcript: So is there a difference between hiring a big firm to represent your injury case versus a small firm or lets say a solo practitioner? It's an interesting question because what I've seen over the years is, solo practitioners say you outta hire them because they can give you more personal servic
  • 16 Mar 2018
    What Types of Personal Injury Cases Does Zanes Law Take?
    Transcript: So what types of cases do we take at Zanes Law? At Zanes Law we're a personal injury law firm. We have offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Tucson, Arizona but we actually represent people both statewide and nationally. We have lots of clients we take on who get into accidents in places outside of
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Are Premises Liability Cases Easy Compared to Other Injury Claims?
    Transcript: So are premises liability cases straight forward and easy? The answer is, quite honestly, no. I think there's a misconception with premises liability cases because people feel like if I slipped and fell, lets say in a store, the store is automatically responsible for my injuries. It was their
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Premises Liability Personal Injury Cases in Phoenix
    Transcript: So what if you have a premises liability case, how is that different than, lets say, a car accident case? We've represented probably thousands of clients on premises liability cases over the years. One of the things that seems pretty consistent is the at-fault party generally doesn't accept li
  • 16 Mar 2018
    When Personal Injury Clients are Unhappy With Their Representation
    Transcript: So if you're unhappy about something that's going on in your case, about how your case is being handled, or the work that your paralegal or attorney are doing, what do you do? What advice would I give you? Here's what you oughta do, you need to talk to somebody in management. So if we're repre
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Advances Against Your Pending Personal Injury Settlement
    Transcript: So if I was injured in an accident, can I get an advance against my settlement? The answer is yes. But in Arizona you can't get that advance from us as your attorney. That's unethical in Arizona. So what happens is, if you want to get an advance against your settlement, there are companies out
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Personal Injury Cases Where Multiple Parties are Injured in One Accident
    Transcript: So what happens if several people are hurt in a car accident that you were hurt in? Everybody who is hurt in that accident has a claim and has a right to be compensated for their injuries. So what happens is, that can negatively impact the money that you're able to get from your accident becau

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