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Increase In Medical Malpractice Claims Amid COVID-19

Medical malpractice injuries are a leading cause of death in America. According to a study by Johns Hopkins, medical malpractice comes third in the list of leading causes of death, accounting for over 250,000 people annually.

These figures often sound like statistics until someone close to you falls victim. Victor Bornstein, the CEO of Justpoint, knows the real cost of medical malpractice after it cost him his mother’s life when he was seven years old.

Idea Born Through Pain

Bornstein’s mother had been admitted to a hospital when her treating doctor gave her the wrong injection. After receiving the injection, Bornstein’s mother went into a coma and died two weeks later.

Bornstein found growing up without a mother difficult for him and his siblings, which was why he created Justpoint, to help others who suffer the same kind of access to justice.

His company Justpoint uses data from over 300,000 successful cases filed through its help to match victims of medical malpractice with the best lawyers based on the circumstances of their case. According to Bornstein, his company aims to ensure that victims get justice and maximize their payouts to ensure their lives get a semblance of normalcy after their injuries. (1)

Increase in Lawsuits Amid COVID-19

Data obtained by Justpoint in the last two years indicate a tremendous increase in the number of people filing claims for medical malpractice. This rise in claims could be attributed to delays and disruptions occasioned by COVID-19 patients overcrowding hospitals across America, resulting in staffing issues and consequently low standards of care.

Unfortunately, most medical malpractice cases filed at the height of the pandemic may not end well for affected individuals. This is

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