In light of emerging Elmiron lawsuits, we are discussing and answering popular questions around the medication. This time, we are discussing possible Elmiron lawsuit settlement amounts: Has there been an Elmiron lawsuit settlement yet, and what would the lawsuit compensation be?
Has There Been an Elmiron Lawsuit Settlement Yet?
At Parker Waichman, when we get involved in litigation, we never plan on a settlement. To do so is distracting and takes away our focus on learning everything we need to know about the science and about our clients.
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What Would an Elmiron Lawsuit Settlement Amount Be?
There’s no single answer to this question because there are lots of underlying circumstances, as there always are when it comes to any personal injury lawsuit.
In order to bring a lawsuit against a medical device manufacturer or a pharmaceutical company, the injuries have to be serious. It would not make sense for a client to bring a relatively small injury to trial because the trial of a medical device or a pharmaceutical maker in cash probably costs about $10 million and would take tens of thousands of attorney hours to bring it there, plus the paralegals and all the support staff.
So it wouldn’t be justified to bring something that was a small case involving a medical device or a pharmaceutical. But everybody’s case is different.
Is the person who is suffering from vision damage allegedly caused by Elmiron 20 years old or 90 years old? Are they retired or still working? How much are they making if they are working? Are they making $20,000 a year or $100,000 a year? Is sharp vision important in your line of work?
Some occupations, you really don’t need to have that sharper vision. I mean, it would be nice, and you’d want it, but it’s not really affecting — for example, if you are a pilot, you couldn’t be a pilot if you have Elmiron-related retinal toxicity. If you were a surgeon, you probably couldn’t be a surgeon if you had Elmiron-related retinal toxicity. So everybody’s damages are different.
But I think we all could agree that if you have damage to your retina that affects your eyesight so that you can’t read, that you can’t perform your daily functions, you can’t watch TV, that’s a serious injury and needs to be compensated accordingly, and that’s what we fight for.
How Long Will it Take to Get a Settlement?
Well there’s no guarantees about settlements, but we try to litigate our cases efficiently. Once we get involved, we try to move it as effectively as we can.
It really depends upon the judge. Some judges have dockets that have a lot of cases, and they really have limited time for any particular case.
Some judges’ dockets are lighter than others, so it just depends upon the judge and how much time the judge can dedicate to a particular case. But we try to move them very quickly.
Will I Have to Testify or Go to Court?
Well, it’s always a possibility that you’ll have to go to court, a possibility that you might have to give depositions. What happens in cases like this most of the time is that the court will select a number of cases that will act as what they call bellwethers — samples.
And maybe the plaintiffs will pick a few, defendants will pick a few, and those will go to trial.
But there might be 10,000 or 20,000 cases filed, and they are going to pick four, six, eight — it’s up to the judge. It is a low number comparative to the number of cases filed. For some lawsuits, there are hundreds of thousand of cases filed, and they’re only going to pick six or 12.
So the chances of you going to court are slim; the chances of you going to depositions are slim. You might have to have a physical examination of your eye, but all that is very slim unless your case is picked as a bellwether.
How Can I Pay My Medical Bills in the Meantime?
Hopefully you have medical coverage, health insurance coverage from your employer or the employer of your spouse; Medicare or Medicaid also affords medical coverage.
So hopefully you have some way of getting your health-care bills covered and the cost of the imaging that you need in order to make the diagnosis of Elmiron-related retinal toxicity.
Elmiron Lawsuit Settlement Amount FAQ
What would an Elmiron lawsuit compensation be?
The Elmiron lawsuit settlement amount will likely be determined based on the level of visual impairment (as well as other personal circumstances).
How long will it take to get a settlement?
Our law firm always tried to move quickly (as this is in the best interest of our client). But how much time is spend on a lawsuit settlement may also depend on how busy the judge is.
Will I have to testify or go to court?
The chances of you going to court are slim, the chances of you testifying are slim. You might have to have a physical examination of your eye, but all that is very slim unless your case is picked as a bellwether.
How can I pay my medical bills in the meantime?
Hopefully you have medical coverage, health insurance coverage from your employer or the employer of your spouse, or medicare or medicaid to get your health care bills covered.
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