The Mirena IUD is an contraceptive birth control device used by thousands of women across the country. Our law firm receives numerous inquiries from women who have suffered serious medical complications due to the use of defective Mirena implants. One of the most common questions asked by prospective clients to our attorneys is, “what is the value of my case,” or “what is the average settlement amount for Mirena claims.”
The estimated value of a case involving defective medical devices is predicated on numerous factors unique to the individual including the extent and severity of the injury, lost wages and loss of future income, pain and suffering associated with injury and a whether there is a requirement for future medical procedures and rehabilitation care. A more comprehensive analysis of your case by a trained legal representative is necessary to determine an estimated value of your specific case.
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Factors in Determining the Estimated Value of Your Case
Severity and Extent of Injuries Suffered: A calculation of current and future medical costs is one the most important factors in determining the value of your case. Medical expenses will be based on medical diagnosis by a trained physician, medical bills, hospitalizations, and necessity for medication, future medical procedures and rehabilitation care.
Lost Wages and Loss of Future Income: Victims of defective contraceptive medical device are entitled to full recovery for loss of wages and a loss of future income due to their inability to work. A vocational expert will be able to calculate not only the monetary amount an individual has lost but also any future loss or reduction in income due to disabilities or inability to work in the same field.
Life Impact: Impact to your life is a significant factor in determinate value of your case. Questions that will be asked and must be determined by a jury regarding life impact include
- How has the injury you suffered changed you?
- How has your life been different as a result of this accident?
- What are you not able to enjoy any longer?
Such answer require not only psychological evaluations and expert testimony, but specific stories from the injured party such how has this changed your sexual relationship. These are all facts which should be recorded in a journal where possible.
Pain and Suffering: In most jurisdictions in the United States pain and suffering is calculated on a ped diem basis. That is a jury must evaluate and then place a daily monetary value or your level of suffering including emotional distress. The jury will then multiply that number by the amount of days you are expected to experience pain and suffering. So, for example a jury place a daily value for pain and suffering of $500.00 per day multiplied by 1,500 days. Thus the value for pain and suffering will amount to $750,000.
Maximizing the Value of My Case
So how do you increase the value of your case. Through our experience we have identified several key factors needed to boost or increase your personal injury settlement.
- Medical Reports: Make sure the law firm representing you will submitted full medical reports to insurance carriers and at fault parties. It is important that your medical reports be evaluated properly
- Assess future medical complications: It is important that you make sure you have fully healed. It most cases it is not advised to start settlement negotiations until you have reached a full or maximum healing potential.
- Be prepared to file: While this is not always a case, your attorney needs to be prepared to file a lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit is not the same as filing a claim with the insurance carrier.
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