Have you been harmed by a medical product or prescription, but don’t feel that going through the trouble of finding an attorney or going through legal proceedings are “worth it”?
Unfortunately attorneys can not reverse the suffering that a medical product or prescription has caused you, but they can fight for the compensation that you deserve through a product liability case. Product liability cases are nowhere near as complicated and demanding as most assume. In fact, there are only a handful of things that you as the plaintiff are responsible for: signing HIPAA Authorizations, signing a retainer agreement, completing a plaintiff profile sheet, and signing a settlement agreement.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Authorizations are a vital part of product liability proceedings. By signing these authorizations, you allow your attorney to request for relevant medical records on your behalf. These detailed records are what will determine whether or not you have a case.
If your medical records are in accordance with the firm’s criteria for a case, you will then be asked to sign a retainer agreement. This agreement is so that the attorney can represent you during legal proceedings, and most lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that unless you win your case and are entitled to a settlement, your lawyers do not cost you anything.
After you have retained an attorney, you can sit back and relax until you are sent a plaintiff profile sheet. The defendant of the case (the manufacturer or pharmaceutical company) is entitled to this sheet, which typically consists of the same information that was given to your attorneys initially. This sheet is a vital part of the trial process, because if it is not completed, your entire case can be dismissed.
Once the plaintiff profile sheet is completed, nothing else is required of you until the trial has come to an end and a settlement has been made. Your attorney will notify you of your settlement offer, which will fluctuate in accordance with the degree of suffering that you have endured. You will eventually be asked to sign a settlement agreement, and payment will be released to you.
Just four easy steps and a few signatures later, you may be entitled to a settlement that can change your life. A painless process can create enough funds for you to have a stress-free retirement, put your child through college, or even pay off a mortgage that you thought would take decades.
We do urge you to be wise with any settlement money you receive, as a large influx of money can lead to carelessness and excessive spending, however it can also lead to great benefits for you and your family. Although product liability proceedings may seem complex and daunting, with the proper attorney a case will cause you little trouble at all and in fact can have great benefits.