Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit FAQS
Filing a lawsuit is a complicated procedure. But when you work with the expert attorneys of TheLawFirm.com on your side, you’ll have our help every step of the way.
Most of us haven’t filed a lawsuit before, so it’s important to ask the right questions. Here are a few that we see often.
How much will it cost to file a lawsuit?
Zero dollars and zero cents, unless and until we win. Our fee agreement is extremely straightforward, and we will never ask you to send us money.
Where will my case be filed?
It depends on which hip replacement device you have, and on your medical condition. Your case may be included into one of the several ongoing metal-on-metal hip replacement device legal actions, or it may be filed in a state court.
Am I filing a “class action” suit?
No. In a class action suit, one or two people represent everyone, and make all decisions for everyone.
Our specialty is in a kind of lawsuit called a Multi-District Litigation case, or an MDL. (MDLs are also called “mass torts.”) In an MDL, each and every case is treated as an individual case. You make all the crucial legal decisions in collaboration with your attorneys.
Will I have to go to court?
Probably not. 99% of cases like this are resolved in a settlement program.
Thousands of cases similar to yours have already been filed, so the odds are that one or more of those cases will set a legal precedent that will be relevant to your case.
Do I have to sue my doctor?
Absolutely not. We will never sue or make claims against your doctors.
In fact, we believe that physicians are as much the victims of greedy medical corporations as are patients. Many doctors have told us that device manufacturers have “sold them” on particular hip replacement devices without revealing to them the shortcomings and dangers of the products.
When a settlement is reached, does everyone get the same amount?
Each person’s case in an MDL is an individual case. Usually, a settlement establishes a “base value,” which will be adjusted for you based on the specifics of your case. We will work with you to determine the fairest settlement for you.
These cases seem complicated. Do you guys know what you’re doing?
You bet we do.
Together, we have more than 20 years’ experience in trying cases that involve defective medical products, and more than 6 years’ experience working on metal-on-metal hip replacement cases.
How do I keep track of the current status of my case?
When you work with TheLawFirm.com, we promise to keep you posted of any developments that relate to your case.
Do I have a good chance of winning my case?
We can’t make any promises, and past performance is no guarantee of future outcomes. But we think you’re making an excellent choice by working with TheLawFirm.com.
The good news is that, in the hip replacement devices that have already gone to trial, juries have tended to rule against medical device manufacturers.
We can and do promise that we will fight our hardest to secure a fair and meaningful settlement for you.
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