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Several Avenues Available for Settling Lawsuits


A medical malpractice lawsuit can be resolved by 4 different means: alternative dispute resolution, pretrial conciliation conferences, trials, and appeals.  Alternative Dispute Resolution: At any point, mediation or arbitration can occur to settle the lawsuit before being decided by a jury trial. During arbitration, the arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators decides the case, and the ruling is mandatory and binding (each side agrees in advance to accept the ruling). Arbitrations more...
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