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Mediation Sans Litigation in Malpractice

Mediation Sans Litigation in Malpractice

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by Fillmore Buckner, M.D., J.D.
Malpractice litigation is felt to provide a standard for practice. It can be costly both in terms of settlement awards and detrimental impact on the physician. Mediation offers opportunities to bypass that stringent legal process yet allows a resolution of disputes and allows proper redress of grievances. This article reviews the various factors that prevent its widespread application.