Everything You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice & Mediation
Victims of medical malpractice almost always call an attorney after suffering an injury at the hands of a doctor, nurse, medical staffers, pharmacist, or drug manufacturer. Is this always the best option? In some cases, litigation is your best option. In others, it might be a better idea to look into medical malpractice mediation. Let’s examine the occurrences where mediation is a better option than litigation.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a nurse, doctor, pharmacist, or other medical professional acts in a negligent manner that leads to you suffering an injury. Medical professionals are held to a high duty of care. When they fail to provide that duty of care, they can be hit with a medical malpractice claim even if they have medical malpractice insurance. This claim can lead to mediation or litigation, depending on your preference.
Mediation is Confidential
One of the most significant benefits of using mediation to resolve your medical malpractice case is that everything said in mediation is confidential. This means that none of what is discussed in mediation can be used in court. The mediation setting allows both parties to say whatever is on their minds regarding the case without having to worry if it will be used against them.
You’ve Been Through a Lot
A big reason why thousands of medical malpractice victims choose medical mediation over litigation is because they have already been through a lot. Mediators work incredibly hard to resolve the issue so the victims and their families do not have to then face a lengthy and challenging trial that will public record.
Mediation has become a common option because it offers a quicker resolution than litigation. Between the discovery period, securing expert witnesses, depositions, and appearing in court, a trial can last years, leaving you without compensation for your injuries.
Have Concerns Heard by All Involved
Another benefit of using mediation for medical malpractice is that you will have your concerns heard by all involved. Both sides will be communicating with the intent of resolving the issue at hand, instead of being focused on the goal of winning.
Injured in a Malpractice Case? Call Shapiro Mediation Today
Have you or a loved one been injured by the negligent actions of a doctor or nurse? Were you prescribed or administered the wrong medication? If so, speak to an experienced mediator from Shapiro Mediation about your case. Call our office at (339) 298-7733 to schedule a consultation today.