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Mediation is an increasingly popular alternative dispute resolution option for medical professionals.
Mediation involves a third-party mediator, who works with both sides to talk through the issues and come to a mutually agreeable solution without going to court.
This article will discuss why medical professionals should consider mediation when dealing with disputes.
The Benefits of Mediation
One of the most attractive aspects of mediation is that it is much faster than going through the court system. Litigation can take years, while mediation often takes just a few sessions, depending on the complexity of the case. This speed can be invaluable in cases where time is of the essence, such as when a doctor or hospital needs to resolve an issue quickly in order to avoid malpractice charges or other legal action.
Mediation also allows medical professionals more control over their dispute resolutions than litigation does. In court, each side presents its argument and then waits for a judge to make a ruling. With mediation, both sides are able to work together towards a solution that they can both live with—which is often much better than having one party “win” and the other “lose” in court. Furthermore, since all parties involved in the dispute have agreed upon the terms of the resolution, it is much less likely that either side will try to back out later on down the line.
Finally, mediation is usually much less expensive than litigation—not only because it takes less time but also because neither side has to go through extensive legal fees or pay for expensive expert witnesses or costly appeals processes if either party disagrees with the outcome. Moreover, since there is no jury present during mediation sessions, medical professionals don’t need to worry about being held liable by public opinion if they are found at fault during court proceedings.
Mediation offers many advantages for medical professionals looking for an alternative way to resolve disputes outside of traditional litigation.
It can be faster, more cost effective and provide more control over how each side comes away from a dispute feeling satisfied with their agreement—all while avoiding any potential negative publicity associated with going through a jury trial in court.
Whether you are seeking resolution for yourself or your practice, considering mediation as an option can help you reach your desired outcome faster and more effectively.
Are you facing the prospect of mediation yourself?
The team of legal and technical experts at Immediation are here to help guide you through the mediation process and reach the best possible outcome. You can do it 100% online or opt to use a managed service where the Immediation personnel do everything for you, from start to finish.
Mediation is a good first step in the dispute resolution process. It’s Immediation’s goal to help you sustain your business relationships, while resolving the matter quickly and professionally.
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