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Bar Bulletin

Medical Negligence Mediation Dissected

August 2018 Bar Bulletin

By Gregg Bertram

Mediating healthcare disputes presents many challenges for the mediator. Experienced, skilled mediators recognize that there are many galaxies within the universe of healthcare disputes.

For example, a medical negligence mediation presents different variables than a mediation involving alleged nursing home negligence or one involving a naturopath enmeshed in a coding dispute with an insurer. So too, do employment mediations that touch and concern healthcare possess emotional and other factors unique to themselves. 

Disputes between physicians in a medical practice are other controversies that touch and concern healthcare, including the privacy rights of patients. However, this article first focuses upon some of the peculiarities and challenges of...

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