Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represents people with post-surgery injuries caused by medical malpractice from surgery including replacement hip and knee implant procedures and other types of professional negligence. Our law firm has extensive experience in resolving cases for our clients who have required revision surgery after receiving the defective implant that was voluntarily recalled by the device manufacturer or forcibly recalled by the FDA.
Our attorneys are available to answer any legal question on how to receive the compensation you deserve if a malfunctioning medical device injured your loved one. Should you have additional questions, we invite you to contact our office for a free review of your legal rights.
Finding the Best Attorney
Choosing the best personal injury attorney to handle your case might be your most important decision to ensure a successful resolution to your lawsuit or compensation claim. When doing research, it is essential to look for the best lawyer who provides answers to the most compelling questions.
The defective hip implant injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC outlined the facts posted below to assist families in making a better-informed decision when seeking justice and taking legal action to obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
While you can find attorneys that offer services to help patients who have been impacted by recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hips, it is crucial to work with a lawyer who you are comfortable with and who has experience litigating these types of cases. Resolving Stryker hip lawsuits can be challenging and involve complex medical and legal theories. You may wish to ask an attorney:
Have you, or any attorney working for the law firm, been disciplined or censured in the past by ethics committees or legal organizations?
Consider hiring attorneys who are in good standing with the community. Choosing the best law firm now can avoid legal problems in the future that may jeopardize your case.
Are you currently working on man Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II cases?
Maintaining a heavy workload might move your case along slowly. However, hiring an attorney with no caseload may be an indicator of problems.
What is your overall experience in handling defective Stryker lawsuits?
You will need to understand how long the firm has been business, how many attorneys are available to work on your case, their level of experience in any leadership roles or awards they have received, which could be a good indicator of a competent law firm.
Did you retain any expert witnesses to assist in the prosecution of previous cases?
Hiring an attorney with access to all the available resources including medical and legal professionals is often crucial when expert testimony is necessary to prove a case.
How do you handle “removed” hip prosthesis? Do you have them stored?
If the client has undergone a revision surgery procedure where the defective hip implant is removed, the device can be stored as evidence to present at trial. Showing the jury how the defective unit denigrated over time or became corrosive can serve as proof in resolving the case for compensation.
What are your law firm's judicial connections?
Research how the law office intermingles with the local Bar Association activities and whether any attorneys at the firm work with the public by providing scholarships or other interaction to improve the community.
What type of staff do you have on hand to help with these cases? Who will be assigned to my case?
Get answers to relevant questions concerning the specific attorney who will be assigned to handle your case. The lawyer you are speaking with on the phone or in person might not be the attorney who will provide most of your legal representation during negotiations or in court if it is necessary to go to trial.
Are you willing to pay for all my litigation costs should I lose?
The upfront costs of reviewing, filing, building the case, holding depositions, negotiating a settlement and presenting the evidence in front of a judge and jury can be extremely expensive. Consider hiring a law firm that accepts all cases through contingency fee arrangements. These agreements will postpone payment for their services until after the case is resolved and you receive financial compensation. Some law firms provide their clients a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning if they are unsuccessful at obtaining monetary recovery, their client owes them nothing.
Do you have experience litigating other types of metal-on-metal hip cases, such as Wright and DePuy? Do other law firms refer cases to you?
Dealing directly with global medical device manufacturing corporations can be overwhelming for many law firms without extensive experience in litigating defective medical device cases. Has the law firm you are considering hiring represented many clients in metal-on-metal hip cases did they always successfully resolve these lawsuits to the victims' benefit.
What are your negotiation abilities?
While it is crucial to hire law firms with extensive litigation experience, nearly all personal injury cases and wrongful death lawsuits are settled out of court during a negotiation meeting between the client's attorneys and the defendant's lawyers. The depth of negotiating experience your attorneys have will likely be proportionate to the size of your settlement, meaning the better they are negotiating on your behalf, the higher the settlement amount you will likely receive.
What role am I expected to play in my case?
Your attorney will likely have certain expectations of you and others involved in your case. The law firm may expect you to perform several duties including telling your attorney your side of the story, participating in a deposition to give your testimony in front of the defendant's lawyers and preparing for trial when necessary. Typically, the law firm will only require minimal client involvement to resolve the case.
Will your law firm handle my lawsuit according to the court's schedule?
The attorney handling your case must ensure that all necessary paperwork and documentation is filed in the appropriate county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires. A law firm with too many pending cases might miss specific timelines that could jeopardize the outcome of your suit.
If you are unable to settle my case, are you comfortable with taking the lawsuit to trial?
Many successful law firms have lots of experience in settling cases out of court, which is significantly different from presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury. Hire a lawyer is both good at litigating and negotiating.
How would you handle a disagreement between you and I on accepting a settlement?
At some point, your attorney will participate in a negotiation meeting with the lawyers handling the defendants' case. How a lawyer will handle disagreements on whether you should accept the settlement or not should be discussed before you hire the law firm to represent you in your case.
How does your law firm handle clients paying for legal services?
You should know upfront what to expect on how to pay your attorney for their services. You need to know if there are any terms for making payments if the case is not settled but must go to trial. Will your lawyer bill all expenses separately? How will the law firm handle paying for expert witnesses and other necessary resources to assist in proving your case? Will you need to pay for anything before the case is finalized?
How will we communicate with each other to discuss the case?
You will want to understand if you need to email or call any time you have questions concerning your case. Knowing up front how the law firm communicates can alleviate much of the tension and frustration of not getting a quick return on a phone call or answer through email if the attorney uses other methods to keep in touch.
How do I find the attorney that I am looking to hire?
If you have considered the questions and answers above, you likely know what you are looking for in an attorney who can handle your case. You can search for attorneys in diverse ways including:
- Ask friends and families for a referral
- Look online through a search engine query
- Ask other attorneys specializing in different fields for a list of attorneys they would recommend to represent you in your Stryker case
- Search social media site's like Google+, Facebook, and others
- Look for referrals in independent legal directories
Finally, it is crucial to hire an attorney you can feel personally comfortable with handling your case. It is essential to feel at ease with the potential lawyer you are considering for hire because you will be discussing explicit and intimate details involving your health, financial problems, and damages. The attorney should be a good listener and make you feel satisfied with the answers they provide. During your first consultation meeting, write down every answer to your questions that the potential attorney provides.
Ready to File a Stryker Lawsuit?
If your loved one was harmed, their injuries might be the result of medical negligence or defective medical device. The product liability and medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal assistance to patients who have suffered injuries after undergoing surgical procedures.
Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss the merits of your compensation claim. Our legal team accepts all personal injury case, wrongful death lawsuit, product liability suits and medical malpractice claim through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement postpones the payment of legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case through a jury trial or negotiated out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.
For additional information see the following pages:
- What Stryker hips have been impacted by the FDA recall, and how do I know if I have one?
- Have all Stryker hip implants been recalled, or just specific designs?
- Why have the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Neck systems been recalled?
- What are signs that my Stryker hip implant has failed or is defective?
- Should I hire a lawyer for a case involving my Stryker hip implant?
- Will I be able to afford hiring a lawyer to represent me in a Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant case?
- What type of legal actions are available to recover funds from Stryker?
- Why should I consider hiring a lawyer as opposed to entering the Broadspire program to have my expenses paid?
- What are injuries associated with defective Stryker hip implants such as the Rejuvenate and ABG II?
- If I require a revision surgery due to my defective Stryker hip implant, may I still collect damages?
- What are the risks associated with a hip revision surgery?
- What are the design flaws in Stryker hip systems?
- Is it true that Stryker hip systems can cause metal poisoning, and if so, what types of metals are contained in the Stryker hip implants?
- What types of compensation may be available in my Stryker hip implant case?
- Does your law firm have any relationship with the Stryker Corporation?