FAQs - Personal Injury

Personal Injury

  • 07 Jun 2019
    Can Hernia Mesh Be Removed Safely?
    Any surgical procedure carries risks. Complications associated with hernia mesh removal may include damage to blood vessels, nerves, the bladder, or the spermatic cord, according to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Further, other complications associated with surgical proce
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Are The Problems With Hernia Mesh?
    Unfortunately, there are many problems with hernia mesh. The surgical hernia mesh is a foreign object inside your body, and that can cause severe complications. A lot of patients have reported multiple problems with hernia mesh ranging from the common to the very severe. According to the Food and Drug Admi
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Are The Symptoms Of Hernia Mesh Rejection?
    If your hernia was repaired with surgical mesh implant and are suffering complications that include an increase in pain, it may indicate a potentially dangerous problem. Your body could be rejecting the mesh implant. It is important to know the symptoms of hernia mesh rejection. The most common hernia mesh
  • 07 Jun 2019
    Can A Hernia Mesh Rupture?
    Hernia mesh can rupture, tear, or rip and cause the hernia to recur. This can result in the same symptoms that required you to undergo hernia repair surgery in the first place. There are also numerous reports of other serious hernia mesh complications and pending litigation against several hernia mesh manufac
  • 07 Jun 2019
    How Do I Know If My Hernia Mesh Failed?
    You may know if your hernia mesh failed if you suffer symptoms like pain in the surgical site. If you experience pain in the area where your doctor repaired your hernia, especially if combined with swelling and a noticeable bulge, you should let your doctor know your hernia mesh repair likely failed. Hernia m
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Are The Side Effects Of Hernia Mesh?
    There are few side effects of hernia repair using hernia mesh. This type of repair reduces your risk of hernia recurrence over a more traditional repair. However, there is a significantly higher risk of complications following a repair that uses a hernia mesh implant. These complications can cause severe acut
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Does It Feel Like When Hernia Mesh Fails?
    If you remember the symptoms you had before undergoing a hernia repair in the first place, you know what it feels like when a hernia mesh fails. A hernia mesh failure can occur for many reasons, including mesh migration, mesh shrinkage, mesh erosion, and mesh tearing or rupture. Any of these events can cause
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
    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
  • 16 Mar 2018
    The Negotiation Phase of Personal Injury Claims
    Transcript: So what happens when you're done with your medical care and you're ready to get your case resolved? The first thing we do is we send a demand to the insurance company which is essentially a packet that includes all your medical bills, all your medical records, all the information regarding los
  • 16 Mar 2018
    What is Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)?
    Transcript: So what is AHCCCS and how does it impact your case? Important question because, quite honestly, we have lots and lots of clients who receive AHCCCS benefits. AHCCCS is health insurance provided by the state of Arizona through Medicaid. So it's tax payer funded, actually, tax payer money is wha

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