Benefits of Legal Loans for Plaintiffs in Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Ryan Green | June 22nd, 2018

Nationwide, almost 500 lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Atrium C-Qur, a mesh designed for the treatment of hernias, alleging that the product’s design was defective and dangerous. Individuals who received the Atrium C-Qur mesh for hernias have suffered infection, inflammation, adhesions, and severe pain. Many have had to undergo surgery to remove the mesh.

If complications from hernia mesh have caused bills to pile up, or made it difficult to work, how can you keep going financially until you receive a settlement? The answer might be a legal loan. They can provide the means to support yourself financially while your case is in the courts.

Bellwether Trials Set for February 2020

Currently, a number of claims have been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Landya McCafferty in the District of New Hampshire. The centralization took place in December 2016. Centralization such as this occurs when a number of claims make similar allegations as to facts and are filed against common defendants.

However, due to the lengthy pre-trial process, the first bellwether trial isn’t slated to occur until February 2020.

Atrium C-Qur (pronounced “secure”) was rolled out in March 2006. It consists of a polypropylene mesh with an Omega-3 fatty acid (O3FA) gel coating. The gel was intended to both secure the fixing of the mesh to the abdominal walls and to cut down on any scar tissue formation.

However, the product has been linked to a significant number of issues, including inflammation, infection, pain, and other complications.

How a Legal Loan Can Help

If you or a loved one is among the plaintiffs in these cases, you may be entitled to compensation. Legal cases can recover damages for needed medical bills, hospitalization, physical therapy, loss of wages due to illness, retraining, lost quality of life, and loss of consortium.

But legal processes can take a long time. Cases can be in preliminary hearings for years. Appeals can add to the time plaintiffs wait.

For some, legal loans are a much-needed solution. Now, we understand that legal loans may not work for everyone. But for others, the financial help can be a lifeline.

Legal loans are not like the loans you get to buy homes or cars, from credit unions or banks. They’re more like cash advances. The term for legal loans is “nonrecourse.” Plaintiffs who win their cases pay the loan back, at a reasonable interest rate, once the case is decided.

Plaintiffs who lose their cases never owe anything. That’s right. If the courts don’t decide in your favor, you never owe even a cent.

You can use the funds disbursed through a legal loan for many financial needs. Mortgage payments and rent, groceries, commute costs, health insurance, medical care, and more can all be funded via legal loans.

Any advisor will tell you that financial security is very important when you’re in the middle of a legal battle. If you really need money for necessities, you may be inclined to settle too soon. A legal loan can provide the economic security you need to negotiate well.

No Credit Check Required

Finally, obtaining legal loans is very easy. No credit check is required. You can get a legal loan in one day. There are never any hidden costs.

Legal loans are cash advances on future potential legal settlements. Law Street Capital Solutions provides the lowest interest rates in the field.

Additional Resources:

  1. Sanders, Bob. “Hernia mesh litigation mounts.” New Hampshire Business Review. February 1, 2018.
  2. WebMD. Understanding Hernia — the Basics.