Mediation as an Option for Medical Malpractice Claims

By Joy David, Albany Government Law Review

Mediation may be the answer to several problems associated with medical malpractice litigation.  “Mediation consists of the use of a neutral third party to facilitate a discussion between two opposing parties in an informal environment where the parties have the opportunity to discuss accusations or other elements of conflict.”[1]  There are reasons to use mediation for medical malpractice claims, and reasons not to.  Policy considerations, as well as potential benefits to all parties involved, are cause to at least consider mediation as an option for dealing with medical malpractice claims. Continue reading “Mediation as an Option for Medical Malpractice Claims”