Vaginal Mesh Plaintiff Awarded $57.1 Million – How Can Others Fund Their Lawsuits?

Jacky Gale | September 19th, 2017

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary has been ordered by a Philadelphia jury to pay $57.1 million to a plaintiff who was left with permanently disabling injuries after experiencing severe complications from defective pelvic mesh implants. For the 51-year-old woman from Conewago Township, the jury award is a welcome development in her case, which she pursued after enduring multiple revision surgeries and living with the realization that she “will struggle with that pain every day for the rest of (her) life.”

The significant costs of litigation

Like this plaintiff from Pennsylvania, many patients have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants after being diagnosed with debilitating complications, such as erosion of the mesh implant. Unfortunately, not all of them can see a case through to the conclusion of the litigation process, simply because it’s an expensive endeavor. Lawyers’ fees and court costs can be prohibitive, and the financial requirements of day-to-day living can seem insurmountable when the chronic pain makes it impossible to earn a wage. That’s why some plaintiffs have chosen to request lawsuit loans to enable them to continue pursuing litigation.

Why should vaginal mesh plaintiffs consider legal funding?

Lawsuit loans aren’t actually loans in the traditional sense of the word. Plaintiffs can’t obtain them from a bank or credit union, since they are actually cash advances made against the promise of a future jury award or settlement. Legal funding is a way for plaintiffs to make ends meet while letting the legal process run its course. Here’s how legal funding works:

  1. The plaintiff submits a simple application for a cash advance
  2. The legal funding company reviews the information and the legal case
  3. If approved, the plaintiff receives the cash advance in as little as 24 hours
  4. The plaintiff pays the legal funding company nothing if she loses her case
  5. If the plaintiff wins, she pays the cash advance back out of her jury award or settlement, plus a small amount in interest

Staying afloat with lawsuit loans

One of the major advantages of legal funding is that the cash advance can be used for anything the plaintiff needs. Vaginal mesh plaintiffs are often in too much pain to work, so the cash advance serves as a substitute for their income. It can be used to pay medical bills, transportation costs, or even groceries or child care expenses.

Plaintiffs deserve to receive every penny they are entitled to for their losses. With a lawsuit loan, you don’t have to settle for less than what you deserve, simply because you can’t afford to wait for a jury verdict. At LawStreet Capital, it’s our mission to support plaintiffs as they pursue justice.

We offer easy, fast cash advances, with no credit check and no employment verification needed. Feel free to shop around for a pre-settlement loan, but we’re confident you’ll come back to LawStreet Capital—we have some of the most competitive rates in the industry, and a sterling reputation to match. Call toll-free at 866-FUND-662. Our helpful representatives can answer all of your questions.

More resources on vaginal mesh lawsuit funding:

  1. The Inquirer, J&J unit ordered to pay $57.1M to Pa. woman in pelvic mesh suit,
  2., ‘I never thought this day would come,’ says York Co. woman awarded millions in pelvic mesh suit,