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Salter Ferguson, LLC

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Medical devices are intended to resolve health problems and improve your health. Far too often, these devices have the opposite effect. They can create problems worse than the ones they were designed to fix. The attorneys of Salter Ferguson, LLC, based in Birmingham, represent people who have been injured by defective medical devices. We also represent the survivors of …

Opelousas DePuy Hip Replacement Information

Issues With DePuy Hip Replacements

The DePuy hip replacement device, designed to last 10 to 15 years, has experienced a high failure rate occurring within five years and the manufacturer voluntarily recalled the product. Many patients have undergone revision surgery because of the failure and have experienced pain, swelling, and difficulty walking.

DePuy Hip Replacements Legal Recourse

If your DePuy hip replacement has failed prematurely, it is in your best interest to consult an Opelousas lawyer who handles DePuy hip replacement cases. The lawyer can tell you if you are entitled to compensation, prepare your claim, and may achieve a settlement that is satisfactory to you instead of going to trial.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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