YOU CAN’T BEAT OUR SYSTEM
Litigating medical malpractice is one of the most challenging areas of practice any firm can engage in. The cases are knowledge and expert intensive, not to mention extraordinarily expensive. They are also usually against healthcare providers, which the general public holds in high regard, making the litigation even more imposing and difficult. Because of these factors, BLG has developed a very particular process for evaluating cases to determine if we think the case can be won, accounting for the substantial roadblocks that exist in every case. The library of videos below will explain our process so that you can understand why we do what we do, and how we evaluate cases: including yours.
Intakes are generally scheduled with the newly referred potential client within one day of referral. The scheduling call is often the same day the referral is made. Our intake process can take, at a minimum, forty-five minutes. Some intakes, depending on the complexity of the case, can take hours. We believe that this process soothes already stressed and worried potential clients and gives them confidence in our firm from the very start.
Intakes are reviewed by two attorneys at Bounds Law Group before a decision is made for further handling. The intake attorney performs an initial review along with any necessary medical literature research and review of documents submitted at intake. The Intake attorney then meets with our founder, Clancey Bounds, for a decision as to how to proceed.
After intake and initial review, some cases are declined. If a case is declined, potential clients are notified of the declination in a timely and professional manner through electronic and traditional correspondence, the delivery of which is assured through Certified Mail, return receipt. Co-Counsels are likewise informed of the decision and, depending on their preference, included as a declining firm. Potential clients are fully informed of any statute of limitations and given all information possible to allow them to make next-step decisions.
For Further Review
Intakes that we believe require further review go into our case review process. During this process, we order the appropriate records and thoroughly review the records and the attendant medical literature. At this stage, we may incorporate initial expert reviews. Again, two attorneys review cases at this stage and agree on further action. Some cases are declined at this stage. Others go on to extensive expert review. At Bounds Law Group, we have developed relationships with more than 450 medical experts who are willing to review cases on behalf of our potential clients. These experts come from all specialties and are located all over the United States. Many are university-level experts who have research and case studies in their areas of expertise.
If an expert is willing to support our case after reviewing the records and case file, then the case moves into pre-suit and litigation. The initial step at this point is to contract with the client. Bounds Law Group uses a 40% fee contract structure for most cases. Therefore, proper court approval is required.