Malpractice Mediation Utah
Using mediation for malpractice cases is ideal for both parties in the case. Formal litigation is public, expensive and time consuming. Mediating a malpractice case saves time, money and hassle for both parties. It also ensures the privacy of both parties as mediated cases are not public record and witnesses are not called to testify.
Mediation provides a place for both parties to talk about the events surrounding the malpractice case. There are often many personal feelings involved from both sides of the case. Taking the opportunity to talk about the events leading up to the case makes it easier to come to a settlement and walk away feeling satisfied with the result of the case. Communicating about the dispute and finding a common ground for resolving the problem creates an atmosphere ideal for resolution.
If either party is unsatisfied with mediation they can still pursue the option of formal litigation, although most cases are settled easily and quickly through mediation. Although the malpractice case is being settled in mediation, each party usually bring legal counsel with them to mediation in order to ensure the best outcome for both sides. The preparation for mediation is very similar to preparation for a court case although the approach for resolution will differ greatly. Retaining legal counsel to resolve the technical aspects of the case will allow you to focus on resolving the emotional and communication issues.
For questions about Malpractice mediation please call the office of Thomas V Rasmussen (801)484-3000