In a courtroom, medical malpractice is one of the most difficult and most complicated claims to prove. In mediation, however, the process is different. By agreeing to mediation, the insurer is saying that it wants to put the dispute behind it, and that it wants to avoid a high-risk situation like a jury decision. The main goal in mediation, then, is that the solution be reasonable and fair.
Georgia Medical Negligence Dispute Resolution
At Mediated Resolutions, in Atlanta, Georgia, we have acted as neutrals in numerous successful malpractice cases, in such categories as:
- Birth injuries
- Defective drugs and products
- Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency room errors
Hospital Negligence Dispute Resolution
We have mediated cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, cancer errors and stroke errors.
It is important to note that nothing that is said in mediation can be used later in court. This allows the two sides to be more forthcoming. In this sense, mediation is playing an important role in the effort to improve the quality of medical care, because it encourages candor in describing cases.
Money remains the most important single reason why people choose mediation. The typical medical malpractice mediation payment is slightly lower than awards in litigated cases. But other reasons make mediation attractive to plaintiffs:
- That it is affordable
- That it does not take a year or more to work its way through the court system
- And when mediation is over, the matter is settled, and people can get back to their lives
In a dispute you want to put to rest? Call the Atlanta medical malpractice mediation attorneys at Mediated Resolutions, at 678-539-1080, toll free 800-655-4108, or write to our lawyers using this online form.