Lawsuits For Mesh And Their Financial Settlements
There are thousands of cases in which victims of substandard vaginal mesh products have filed for vaginal mesh lawsuits and successfully won. The monetary compensation awarded to the victims has been however an issue which has not been uniform towards to the victims. This non uniformity in financial claims paid to the victims can be explained by the rather diverse conditions which led to each complaint.
The monetary amounts paid to the victims is greatly influenced by the factors such as the extent of the damage suffered by the victim, how well the attorney representing the victim was versed with the particular case at hand and in some instances the company in which the lawsuit was brought against.
Some victims have been paid millions of dollars following a successful vaginal mesh lawsuit settlement however for some the monetary award is just, paying out some few thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. When the jury is deciding on as to what monetary amount should awarded to the victims, among several of the main factors that do comes into great play normally includes;
- the amount of medical expenses past or in the future that the victim needs to recover from the complications brought about by the vaginal mesh products,
- the physical pain as well as the mental anguish impacted on the victim,
- the extent as well as the duration of the injury the faulty vaginal mesh products have had on the victims.
The mentioned factors do affect different people in different ways therefore it would be somewhat difficult to come up with a uniform scale as to how the victims should be compensated.
Vaginal mesh injuries do greatly and adversely affect the victims, and in equal measure, the claims paid must be huge as well. Looking closely at some of the vaginal mesh lawsuit settlements that have been successful; millions of dollars have been paid to the victims. A typical case is that of Christine Scott who got paid $5.5 million after California Kern County jury found that the mesh manufacturer C.R Bard was indeed responsible for the injuries sustained by Mrs. Scott. There are lots of such cases and more information regarding this can be sourced at www.vaginalmeshlawsuitcenter.net/settlements.
The other question which is normally asked regarding vaginal mesh lawsuit settlements is how long does it takes for the victims to get their money? This is also an issue that is not as direct as it depends on how smoothly the case was handled. Some victims may get paid immediately however for some it may take time. The lag in payment schedule may be brought about by the mesh manufacturers launching further appeals should they feel that the amount awarded may not be reasonable. This in most cases creates “wait and let’s see situation”; a factor whose duration is difficult to determine.
Vaginal mesh injuries always impact lots of physical and emotional disturbances to the victims. Such a situation must warrant settlement for the victims so that they be able to cope with the medical expenses and be compensated for the damage incurred. A successful lawsuit must at all costs ensure that the victims cries are heard and this includes having settlement made to the victims.