NuvaRing is a birth control insertion device linked to thousands of cases of adverse effects. Our law firm speaks with many victims of defective medical devices including contraceptive insertions. One of the most common asked during legal consultations with injured victims is “what is the value of my case” or “how much is my case worth”.
Every personal injury case is unique, comprising of a specific set of circumstances with effect the overall estimated value of a case. The value of a defective product injury cases id dependant on several factors the most important factors in determining the value of a lawsuit is presented below.
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Factors in Attorney Use to Calculate the Value of A Case:
1. The Severity of the Harm Caused by the Defective Product:
The level of harm suffered is the most important factors in determining the value of a case. NuvaRing implants can result in serious medical complications including.
- DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Blood clots
- Loss of fertility
- Gallbladder Disease
- Increased risk of cancer
Current and future medical bills including rehabilitation costs and future revision surgeries and medications costs are an essential factor in determining the severity a victims injuries.
2. Loss of Income and Future Loss of Earning Capacity Due to Disability
: Pay stubs and past taxes paid showing income is essential in determining income lost due to an injury. Usually vocational experts will be brought in to determine future loss of income.
3. Pain and Suffering Associated With the Injury Suffered
: Victims of serious medical complications are entitled to recovery for the physical pain and emotional trauma suffered as a result of the negligent or intentional actions of others. Such calculation take into account the level of physical pain suffered, and level of mental anguish evidenced through diagnosis of depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).
4. Availability of Punitive Damages
: Courts allow for the receiving of punitive damages in cases where the defendant displayed a wanton or reckless disregard for the life and health of a consumer using the product. In many cases of defective medical devices including contraceptive implants manufacturers knew of the dangerous nature and increased risk of serious medical complications associated with their use. However based on economic cost/benefit analysis pharmaceutical companies made the decision to distribute and sell the device to the general public without sufficient warning as to the known risks.
: If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to the use of NuvaRing contact our law firm to schedule a free no cost and completely confidential attorney consultation.
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