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What is Justpoint?

Dec 17, 2021

Hi and welcome to Justpoint! Our mission is to help you find justice if you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice. Navigating the medical malpractice landscape can be complex and overwhelming, especially if you or someone you know have recently suffered an injury. Here at Justpoint, we understand that every case is unique and different and deserves a unique approach. Medical malpractice can take on many forms — but if you believe that you might have suffered a healthcare-related injury, then we’re on your side.

We maximize your justice

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit can be stressful, and oftentimes, may force victims to re-live prior trauma.. This is why it’s crucial to speak to the right person about your medical malpractice case, without having to repeat the same story over and over. Our attorney network is tens of thousands strong – and we know how to match the best attorney for your particular case, with any extra hassle.

According to a study by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 68% of closed malpractice claims have been dropped, dismissed, or withdrawn; only about 7% of medical malpractice cases end in a jury trial. Can you imagine the result if more people have access to licensed medical malpractice attorneys? That’s our mission – expanding access to medical malpractice justice nationwide.

Good Samaritans don’t charge

Medical malpractice is the third most common cause of death in the United States and results in more than 251,000 deaths each year. However, unfortunately, only 2% of those medical malpractice victims file a compensation claim. The major challenge for most people is excessively high lawyer fees without a guarantee of winning the case.

But what if you could get a lawyer to help you with your medical malpractice case without having to pay anything? That’s where we come in. Instead of charging you for finding an attorney, our attorneys work on contingency.

A contingency fee agreement means that you don’t pay a dime if your case is lost – only if its won. At that point, the attorney takes a percentage of the overall settlement – typically, this is about one-third, or 33%. For the victim, this can be one of the best ways to secure justice after a medical malpractice-related injury.

FAQ

How do I know that it is Justpoint calling me? 

Once you fill the case evaluation form online at http://www.justpoint.com, you will receive a text message with the contact information of your case manager and the phone number that they will be contacting you from. This way, when they call, you’ll know it’s us.

How do I know that you guys are serious?

Justpoint was created with the one mission in mind – to be the light in the darkness for people suffering from medical malpractice. That means connecting victims to legal representation entirely for free. Check out our testimonials and our media interviews for more.

How much money will I get?

Each case is different, although we can sometimes estimate the value of your case using our AI-powered settlement estimator, which analyzes historical data in similar cases. Justpoint exists solely to maximize the chances of your payout by matching you with litigation attorneys with best experience and expertise for your actual situation. 

Is there a time limit for medical malpractice cases?

Medical malpractice, like many other unethical behaviors, are subject to the statute of limitations, which defines how long a victim has to file a case before it will no longer be accepted. Most patients are unaware of the statute of limitations for their state, and may end up waiting far too long to file. In some cases, victims have as little as one year to sue for medical malpractice. As a result, if you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, filing early and as soon as possible is the best move to get justice in your case.

What qualifies as medical malpractice?

Generally speaking, medical malpractice is defined by four criteria: whether the medical practitioner did something others wouldn’t do in the same position or whether they deviated from standard practices of care, how bad were the damages incurred, whether the practitioner’s actions led to the damage caused, and whether the case was filed within the statute of limitations. All four of these points have to be met for a case to be legally defined as medical malpractice.

What are the possible outcomes — or chances of success — of a malpractice case? 

If a patient is retained by an attorney who thinks their claim has merits, there’s a little over 50% chance they will receive a payout, depending on that attorney’s experience. This number depends on how well prepared that attorney is for the specific claim brought up. For example, some attorneys have a success rate of over 95%, while others succeed in as little as 15% of the claims they take. We define success here as a payout to the patient in the form of either a settlement offer from the doctor’s insurance company to avoid going to court (99% of payouts), or a court judgment ruling in their favor (1% of payouts). If a claim doesn’t receive a payout, it is often because the patient or the attorneys dismissed it.

Other factors influencing success rates depend on: the presence of damage, the extent of the damage, proof that the medical practitioner was responsible for causing the damages, the medical records provided by the patient, state of the patient, and participation of the patient in the malpractice.

Can you negotiate a contingency fee?

Contingency fees are negotiable. Make your move early and inquire if the lawyer can take a lower rate. However, Justpoint does not argue on behalf of claimants in contingency fee negotiations with attorneys..

Can you fire your attorney under a contingency fee agreement?

You reserve the right to fire your attorney at any time, including under a contingency agreement. The terms of service will most likely be engraved in the contract, so take some time and read through it to avoid incurring unnecessary fees before the case is over.

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