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Patients undergoing incisional hernia repair with hernia mesh may have a lower risk for hernia recurrence, but complications can occur up to five years after surgery, a new study says.

The study by Dunja Kokotovic and colleagues published in JAMA Surgery and presented at the 2016 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons showed that patients with hernia mesh have a lower rate of hernia recurrence.

“In this registry-based nationwide cohort study including 3,242 patients, mesh repair was associated with a lower risk of reoperation…”

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Settlements

What should I do if my hernia mesh is recalled?

If you discover that the mesh used in your surgery is under recall, speak with your doctor. In some cases, the recall could be for something other than a medical flaw. If there is a medical concern, it’s important that you speak with your doctor as soon as possible. Your health always comes first.

After consulting your doctor, give MyInjuryAttorney a call. We’ll review your case and let you know if you could be entitled to compensation. Call (866) 532-2951 today.

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What Does The FDA Say About Hernia Mesh Recalls?

Hernia Mesh Allegations

The FDA maintains an information page on hernia mesh products, including a section on complications. According to the FDA, these are the most common complications from hernia repair surgery:

Based on FDA’s analysis of medical device adverse event reports and of peer-reviewed, scientific literature, the most common adverse events for all surgical repair of hernias—with or without mesh—are pain, infection, hernia recurrence, scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together (adhesion), blockage of the large or small intestine (obstruction), bleeding, abnormal connection between organs, vessels, or intestines (fistula), fluid build-up at the surgical site (seroma), and a hole in neighboring tissues or organs (perforation).

These complications include all methods of repair, not just surgical mesh.  However, one of the jobs the FDA has is monitoring reported complications for products it approves, including hernia mesh. They make these reports publically available in the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database. According to their internal data:

Many complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh that have been reported to the FDA have been associated with recalled mesh products that are no longer on the market. Pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation are the most common complications associated with recalled mesh. In the FDA’s analysis of medical adverse event reports to the FDA, recalled mesh products were the main cause of bowel perforation and obstruction complications.

While the FDA claims that most complaints about defective mesh come from recalled products, there could be another explanation. Many patients with a defective mesh might write off their symptoms unless they see their device on the recall list, making them less likely to speak to their doctor.

If you experience pain or discomfort after a hernia repair surgery, always speak to your doctor. If what you’re experiencing is normal, you’ll still get some peace of mind. However, it could be a sign of something more serious. If your hernia mesh is defective, seeking medical treatment sooner often leads to a quicker recovery.

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

If you had hernia surgery and a mesh device was used, you may be entitled to significant compensation. It is important that you file a claim against the manufacturer of these dangerous products as soon as possible. Claims are currently being filed against several medical device manufacturers for failure to warn doctors and patients of the risks associated with hernia mesh implants.

Why is the Hernia Mesh Dangerous?

Many studies have shown that the companies making these mesh implants knew or should have known that the plastic used to produce these products are not safe to use in humans. Unlike other devices or techniques that can be used to repair hernias, the polypropylene used to make some of the most popular hernia mesh devices use a type of plastic that has been linked to:

  • Pain – Patients have reported feeling aching, burning or sharp stabbing pain in the groin or near the incision site.
  • Internal Bleeding – Identifiable by pain in the abdomen and/or blood present in stool, urine or vomit.
  • Infection – An infection could cause signs of further illness, including fever, chills, nausea or vomiting.
  • Need for Surgery – The symptoms may be potent enough to necessitate a corrective surgery, or even a complete removal of the mesh.

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Common Hernia Mesh Injuries and Complications

  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Migration, the implant moving from its original application
  • Perforation of organs and tissues
  • Adhesion, scar-like tissue that sticks together

FDA Reports

The FDA has documented dozens of adverse event reports against Physiomesh with some as recent as spring 2017, including events where the mesh was broken into pieces, had a hole in the center, ruptured after surgery, and presented bowel obstruction among other problematic events. In some of these reports, the surgeons even stated that the surgical mesh was a failure.

The FDA noted that the majority of these adverse events were related to bowel obstructions, pain, infection, adhesion and hernia recurrence. As of February 2018, there are more than 54,000 hernia mesh lawsuit cases pending in state and federal courts.

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Problems With Hernia Mesh

Can a hernia mesh make you sick?

Yes, it can. As many as 30 percent of all patients who undergo hernia surgery will experience chronic pain, The Wall Street Journal reported. The most common side effect of a defective hernia mesh is discomfort but in some cases there can be far more serious medical problems. Some of the most dangerous complications include:

  • Long-term or permanent problems with your liver or kidneys
  • Neurological changes and nerve damage
  • Autoimmune disorders

Thankfully, these serious complications are relatively rare. Unfortunately, they’re not the only side-effects that can negatively impact your life. More common issues include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Mesh erosion or tearing
  • Organ perforation or puncture
  • Infection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • An allergic or physical reaction

If your symptoms are the result of a defective or failed abdominal mesh, the only way to treat it is through a hernia revision surgery.

If you experience any unusual or painful symptoms after your hernia repair surgery, speak with your doctor immediately.

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After you consult with your surgeon, you should contact a hernia mesh attorney and discuss your options.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

With more than one million hernia repairs performed each year in the US, surgeons regularly use surgical mesh to strengthen preservation efforts and reduce the rate of recurrence. It is a woven sheet which is used as either a permanent or temporary support for organs or other tissues during surgery. The mesh is created from both inorganic and biological materials and is used in a variety of surgeries.

Unfortunately, complications have been known to occur, such as chronic pain, infection, tissue adhesion, bowel obstruction, mesh relocation, hernia relapse, perforation, and multiple revision procedures. Victims from around the country are reporting similar issues from hernia mesh products that are currently on the market, including: Ethicon Physiomesh, Ethicon Proceed, Atrium C-QUR, C.R. Bard Kugel, Sepramesh, 3DMax, and PerFix.

Warning signs of these complications include:

  • Pain, swelling, inflammation, or redness at incision area
  • Fever or chills
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Lack of healing at the incision sight

If you notice any of these symptoms or others that seem concerning, seek medical assistance immediately. Several lawsuits are developing against the manufacturers of hernia mesh for contending substandard design along with failure to warn of recognized risks.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Most Recent Recall

The most recent hernia mesh recall was made in May 2016 when Johnson & Johnson subordinate, Ethicon, issued an urgent safety notice recalling all Physiomesh. The company cautioned that two autonomous registries revealed a greater rate of hernia recurrence and reoperations for Physiomesh when compared to other similar mesh products. However, please note that hernia mesh litigations are not restricted to recalled products. Our attorneys are correspondingly reviewing mesh implants that are still being used in medical practice.

If you are unsure of the mesh product that was used in your procedure and have further questions about recovery, please contact your surgeon or the practice at which your surgery was performed to obtain the information from your medical records.

Moving Forward

Previous lawsuits have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements.

With the well-informed assistance of one of our lawyers, you too can get justice for surgical malpractice. If this is something that has affected you or someone you know, please contact us to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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We are currently accepting hernia mesh cases

Since 2005, over a dozen hernia meshes have been recalled for varying reasons. Some of the recalls have been the result of mislabeling of packaging documentation, some recalls have been the result of the meshes being made of counterfeit materials, while other recalls have been the result of design/manufacture defects in the underlying products. In addition, there are hernia meshes that have not been recalled that may be defectively designed and are the source of our clients’ injuries.

We are not limiting our investigation of these dangerous products to just the Physiomesh, TIGR, and C-Qur devices – there are several other types of hernia meshes used between 2003 and 2017 that we are preparing for litigation. If you have experienced problems with your hernia mesh, particularly when the hernia mesh was implanted after 2008, contact us immediately for a free evaluation, even if other attorneys have said they cannot help you. On July 19, 2013, Atrium issued a Class II recall for nearly 100,000 units of it’s C-Qur Mesh — because the coating could peel off and stick inside the package when exposed to heat and moisture. Atrium terminated its recall in March of 2016.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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On May 25, 2016 Ethicon initiated a voluntary, global product recall of the Ethicon Physiomesh due to requests from Ethicon’s own Medical Safety Team. Unpublished data from two large independent hernia registries (Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database-DHDB) revealed higher than average recurrence/reoperation rates after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair using the Ethicon Physiomesh when compared to similar products on the market. Ethicon believes the issue to be a multifactorial issue but as of yet has not been able to characterize the exact cause of the product’s defect. The company indicates they will not be returning the Physiomesh to the global market.

On July 19, 2016 Novus Scientific issued a Class II recall for its TIGR mesh instructing surgeons to discontinue using the product for the repair of direct inguinal hernias and for repair of hernias that require permanent support.

Many patients implanted with the defective hernia meshes have undergone additional hernia repair surgeries and have experienced a variety of side effects including recurrence of hernia, severe pain, adhesion, infections, intestinal blockage and other complications. If you or someone you love were among those who experienced hernia recurrence or additional surgery as a result of their defective hernia mesh, you may be eligible for compensation.

We are a product-liability law firm investigating hernia mesh cases in all 50 states. We are investigating a large number of different hernia meshes for litigation. Contact Us immediately for a free, confidential case evaluation using the form on the side or by calling toll free at 1-866-343-6404. Hernia mesh lawsuits are being evaluated on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless a recovery is obtained. We will obtain all the medical records we need to evaluate your case and you DO NOT need to sue your doctor; we pursue product liability cases only.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Are There Complications With Other Forms Of Surgical Mesh?

Surgical mesh often has a higher success rate than other methods, which means many doctors prefer them. However, the devices are not perfect, leading to painful complications or infection. Like your hernia mesh, one of the only ways to deal with any issues is through a second surgery.

Another frequent usage of surgical mesh is in pelvic or transvaginal mesh procedures.

Your pelvic organs don’t magically stay in place within your body. Your muscles and ligaments do the work of holding the vagina, cervix, uterus, intestines, and rectum in place.

But what happens if these muscles and ligaments become too weak to do this job? This happens, often due to damage caused by difficult childbirths or fluctuating hormones during menopause.

Pelvic organ prolapse is a medical condition in which the pelvic floor muscles become too weak to hold your organs. This causes your organs to prolapse, or fall out of place. POP can lead to symptoms such as pain, pressure, and urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control. Women who undergo a surgery involving mesh for pelvic organ prolapse typically do so because they suffer symptoms that interfere with their daily life.

Are There Currently Any Bladder Sling Lawsuits?

Currently, there are no active transvaginal mesh lawsuits for product liability.

However, if you are experiencing pain or discomfort after your surgery, you should speak with your doctor. While no currently offered product has a known defect, problems can still happen. In fact, 10 percent of women who have the procedure performed experience complications.

If you feel like your doctor made a mistake during your surgery, it might also be a sign of medical malpractice. This is not the same as a product liability claim, since it’s the surgeon who is as fault and not the device they used. If you feel like you were the victim of medical malpractice, call us.

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Hernia mesh lawsuits are already being filed

On April 1, 2016 the first Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (Matthew Huff v. Ethicon, Inc.). The lawsuit was filed by a man from Illinois who was treated for an abdominal hernia in 2013. His surgeon implanted Ethicon Physiomesh to reinforce his abdominal wall. By July 2015, he started experiencing severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea, chills, and skin redness. He went to the hospital and was diagnosed with two abscesses and an intestinal fistula. Mr. Huff required surgery to clean out the abscesses as well as the placement of a V.A.C. Even after the infection was treated, he has been left with serious and lingering health complications. His trial date has been set for January 22, 2018 before Judge J. Phil Gilbert.

On September 22, 2016 another lawsuit was filed by a woman from Florida who required surgery to remove Physiomesh that grew into her intestines and caused serious health problem. The lawsuit claims, “Due to defective design, defective manufacturing, defective marketing, and negligence by Defendants, the Product has caused Joanne Quinn severe and permanent bodily injuries and significant mental and physical pain and suffering, and economic loss.”

On December 8, 2016 the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated the Atrium C-Qur litigation into the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Twenty-one lawsuits involving the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh pending in varying federal courts across the country were consolidated in the District of New Hampshire. It should be noted that this IS NOT class action litigation – the twenty-one individual lawsuits will stand on their own but they will all be litigated in the one federal court in New Hampshire before the Honorable Landya McCafferty. The Initial Case Management Conference in that litigation took place on February 24, 2017.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Hernia mesh use and FDA approval

There are many types of hernias: inguinal hernia, femoral hernia (very rare), umbilical hernia, incisional hernia (from previous surgeries), epigastric hernia, ventral (abdominal wall) hernia, hiatal hernia. Mesh can be used in an attempt to repair most types of hernias.

The Ethicon Physiomesh design utilizes polypropylene to manufacture the base layer of the Physiomesh. Polypropylene is the same material that Ethicon utilized to make their transvaginal mesh and bladder slings. Ethicon has faced thousands of lawsuits over its transvaginal mesh and bladder slings made from polypropylene. Ethicon added an absorbable film coating to each side of the polypropylene to create the Physiomesh. Ethicon’s Physiomesh was approved for market in the United States in April 2010. The FDA approved it with a 510(k) application, allowing it on the market without new safety studies by claiming it was similar to other types of hernia mesh on the market such as the Proceed hernia patch, which is also manufactured by Ethicon. This allowed Ethicon Physiomesh to skip rigorous pre-market research and studies.

The Atrium C-Qur mesh was approved for market in the United States in 2005. Like Ethicon’s Physiomesh, the C-Qur was approved via the 510(k) application process, foregoing clinical trials. Atrium was cited by the FDA in 2012 for ignoring reports of product contamination related to the C-Qur mesh and production was temporarily halted. A 2013 clinical trial of the Atrium C-Qur V-Patch was cut short due to high infection rates. Novus Scientific received 510(k) approval of the TIGR mesh in 2009 before being recalled in 2016. Unfortunately, the recall came too late for thousands of individuals implanted with the device.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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What are the Signs of Hernia Mesh Rejection?

Some research suggests a link between the use of hernia mesh and an increased risk in infection. There’s even a term for the condition: hernia repair mesh-associated infection. If you experience any of the following, speak with your doctor immediately:

  • Severe Abdominal pain
  • Redness or a rash around the surgery area
  • A fever, nausea, or unexplained cramps

The rejection could be due to a bacterial infection, autoimmune response, or a sign of hernia recurrence.

Bacterial Infection
One cause of hernia mesh rejection could be a bacterial infection. According to John Hopkins Medicine, you are at greatest risk for this type of infection during the first 30 days after your procedure.
Autoimmune Response
In some cases, your body might reject the hernia mesh. If this happens, your immune system attacks it as an infection. This leads to inflammation and swelling. If you have an autoimmune response it may need more surgery.
Hernia Recurrence
In some cases, your hernia may come back even after you have surgical mesh installed. This is also known as hernia recurrence. Surgical mesh can reduce the chance of recurrence, but it does not eliminate it. In fact, if you receive defective hernia mesh, it could actually increase the chance of recurrence.

 

Learn more about why traditional antibiotics won’t work with surgical mesh and the signs of Hernia Mesh Infection.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Act Now

We are not limiting our investigation of these dangerous products to just the Physiomesh, TIGR, and C-Qur devices – there are several other types of hernia meshes used between 2003 and 2017 that we are preparing for litigation.

Our law offices are investigating hernia mesh cases in all 50 states. Contact Us immediately for a free, confidential case evaluation using the form on the side or by calling toll free at 1-866-343-6404. We will obtain all the medical records we need to evaluate your case and you DO NOT need to sue your doctor; we pursue product liability cases only. Hernia mesh lawsuits are being evaluated on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless a recovery is obtained.

Why are there so many complications?

Any time you have a surgery, you have the chance of bacteria or other foreign objects entering your body. Like any other surgical material, hernia mesh should always be clean and sanitary, but mistakes can happen. Even if your surgeon and the mesh company do everything right, infection can still occur.

However, some brands of hernia mesh, such as Atrium’s C-Qur, seem to have a higher chance of infection. If you experience any discomfort after a hernia repair surgery, call your doctor. If your mesh caused the complication, you could be entitled to compensation.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

Fill out this 60-second questionnaire to see if you qualify today:

This is a non-attorney advertisement; please be advised that certain states may consider this an attorney advertisement paid by a non-attorney spokesperson. Consumer Protection HQ is an advertising group that represents lawyers advertising their services. It is not a law firm or lawyer referral service and does not receive any legal fees from your potential claim. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be referred is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. You should not rely upon any information herein as legal or medical advice. You should consult your physician before you stop taking your medication. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. By clicking above, you agree to receive telephone calls, emails, voicemails and text messages by one or more legal service providers, even if you are on the “Do Not Call” registry, for the purposes of determining case qualification. You also agree that you are not currently represented by another lawyer for your legal matter. I understand I may revoke my consent to be contacted at any time and that my information is not sold or disclosed other than the purpose to determine the viability of my claim. Consumer Protection HQ is a matching service only and is not otherwise affiliated with or responsible for the representations or services provided by companies with which you are matched. Legal services for your matter may not be available in all states. All calls are confidential. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Free background information is available upon request. I freely submit my information and agree to be contacted by one or more members of the legal team to determine whether I might qualify to participate in this lawsuit. Copyright © 2018 Consumer Protection HQ. The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific legal advice. This website does not provide medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments.

Questions About Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

How Do I Know If I Have A Case?

The quickest way to know whether or not you have a case against a mesh manufacturer is to give us a call. We’ll connect you with a lawyer who understands the complications that defective mesh can cause. They’ll listen to you describe your symptoms and ask you questions about your surgery. Then, they’ll let you know what your options are. You could qualify for two types of cases:

Individual Claim
If the details of your case are unique, your lawyer could recommend an individual lawsuit where you sue the manufacturer, hospital, or doctor for your injuries.
Class Action Lawsuit
In some cases, a flaw in the design of the surgical mesh causes complications or infections for many patients. If this is the case, you may qualify for a mass tort lawsuit, where your lawyer sues the manufacturer on behalf of everyone who received their product.

Is There A Statute Of Limitations?

Hernia mesh lawsuits are a form of product liability. This means that the statute of limitations comes from something known as the “discoverability rule.” The term means when you learned, or should have learned that your symptoms stemmed from hernia mesh. After you learn that the mesh caused your injury, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim.

The laws concerning discoverability vary depending on your state. Because of this, we recommend that you contact an attorney as soon as you think you might have a claim. It’s not too late to get the compensation you deserve.

 

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

Fill out this 60-second questionnaire to see if you qualify today:

This is a non-attorney advertisement; please be advised that certain states may consider this an attorney advertisement paid by a non-attorney spokesperson. Consumer Protection HQ is an advertising group that represents lawyers advertising their services. It is not a law firm or lawyer referral service and does not receive any legal fees from your potential claim. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be referred is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. You should not rely upon any information herein as legal or medical advice. You should consult your physician before you stop taking your medication. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. By clicking above, you agree to receive telephone calls, emails, voicemails and text messages by one or more legal service providers, even if you are on the “Do Not Call” registry, for the purposes of determining case qualification. You also agree that you are not currently represented by another lawyer for your legal matter. I understand I may revoke my consent to be contacted at any time and that my information is not sold or disclosed other than the purpose to determine the viability of my claim. Consumer Protection HQ is a matching service only and is not otherwise affiliated with or responsible for the representations or services provided by companies with which you are matched. Legal services for your matter may not be available in all states. All calls are confidential. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Free background information is available upon request. I freely submit my information and agree to be contacted by one or more members of the legal team to determine whether I might qualify to participate in this lawsuit. Copyright © 2018 Consumer Protection HQ. The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific legal advice. This website does not provide medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments.

This is a non-attorney advertisement; please be advised that certain states may consider this an attorney advertisement paid by a non-attorney spokesperson. Consumer Protection HQ is an advertising group that represents lawyers advertising their services. It is not a law firm or lawyer referral service and does not receive any legal fees from your potential claim. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be referred is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. You should not rely upon any information herein as legal or medical advice. You should consult your physician before you stop taking your medication. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. By clicking above, you agree to receive telephone calls, emails, voicemails and text messages by one or more legal service providers, even if you are on the “Do Not Call” registry, for the purposes of determining case qualification. You also agree that you are not currently represented by another lawyer for your legal matter. I understand I may revoke my consent to be contacted at any time and that my information is not sold or disclosed other than the purpose to determine the viability of my claim. Consumer Protection HQ is a matching service only and is not otherwise affiliated with or responsible for the representations or services provided by companies with which you are matched. Legal services for your matter may not be available in all states. All calls are confidential. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Free background information is available upon request. I freely submit my information and agree to be contacted by one or more members of the legal time to determine whether I might qualify to participate in this lawsuit.

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