Medical/Healthcare Malpractice

Medical/Healthcare Malpractice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has become an increasingly popular mechanism for attorneys to resolve complex healthcare malpractice disputes. Many healthcare malpractice cases have multiple parties on each side with significant claims involving wrongful death or severe and permanent injuries. Through a combination of qualified neutrals and a history of administrating even the most complex of matters, NAM is prepared to assist parties with their healthcare malpractice dispute resolution needs.

NAM’s arbitration and mediation process provides an efficient, private and less formal setting to injured parties as well as to physicians, dentists, hospitals and other healthcare providers to resolve their healthcare malpractice disputes.

  • Mediation can be an effective way to resolve healthcare malpractice claims as the parties will find that it is the ideal forum for discussing and resolving such sensitive issues.
  • Mediation can also provide a more comfortable, compassionate and confidential settings for involved parties.
  • If the parties are unable to reach an agreement at mediation, they may want to explore arbitration as a process to resolve any remaining outstanding issues. Oftentimes parties have a disagreement as to the economic value of a claim or the apportionment of damages that would benefit from the review and final decision of an experienced arbitrator.

Healthcare malpractice disputes can also be mediated and/or arbitrated where a written agreement between the parties contains a pre-dispute contractual provision providing for either arbitration and/or mediation in the event of a dispute. In this instance, NAM may administer a case pursuant to its Healthcare Malpractice Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures. These rules are designed to secure the most expeditious, private and cost-effective resolution of every case.

Areas of experience

NAM’s esteemed panel of arbitrators and mediators have experience in handling a variety of healthcare malpractice case types including, but not limited to:

  • Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence Claims
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse / Negligence
  • Childbirth and Infant Cases
  • Lack of Informed consent
  • Brain Damage Cases
  • Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, or Delay in Diagnosis
  • Emergency Room Mistakes
  • Wrongful Death
  • Surgical Errors and Improper Surgery

An exceptional panel of neutrals

Our award-winning neutrals have deep experience in resolving healthcare matters, and are skilled at working with parties to effectively resolve disputes as efficiently as possible, always with a mind on fairness and integrity. NAM’s extensive and highly qualified panel consists of former judges and litigators with deep experience in healthcare related matters and are available to hear cases in every major city in the United States.

Rules, forms and fees

Below are links to NAM’s rules, forms and fees as well as additional information on our minimum standards of procedural fairness for consumer arbitrations:

Healthcare Malpractice Rules and Procedures and Related Documents

Demand for Arbitration Form