January 30, 2019

What is mediation?

You will likely be asked to consider mediation when you are involved in a dispute which has the potential to be litigated in court.  Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party (the mediator) helps two or more participants resolve a dispute....

January 29, 2019

The Benefits of Mediation

Mediation has a number of significant benefits over other methods of resolving disputes.  Some of the benefits of mediation include:

Parties Can Avoid Some of the Risks of Going to Court.  Mediation can protect parties from some of the extra pro...

January 28, 2019

The Mediation Process

The mediation process involves two (or more) clients working directly with a mediator to resolve a dispute. Sometimes mediations only take one meeting; sometimes a mediation can take a series of meetings to reach an agreement. Lawyers may be presen...

January 27, 2019

Choosing a Mediator

In mediation, both parties have the opportunity to check the background and experience of the mediator unless the mediator is specified in the dispute resolution section of their contract.  In civil litigation, you have no options in the choice of yo...

January 26, 2019

Mediation styles

There are several different styles of mediation. Not only is it important to find the right mediator for your case, it is also important to find the right mediation style for your case. Many mediators will use more than one style of mediation.

Facilitati...

December 1, 2018

Plastic surgeons are inevitably intertwined with the law and legal process. This series gives an overview of the legal issues that doctors will confront, and how to limit their liability.

November 30, 2018

There are many areas of the law that have an impact on your plastic surgical practice. Most will include a claim of negligence, which triggers your malpractice insurance. Other claims either strengthen the malpractice claim or add additional claims that may not be cove...

November 28, 2018

The doctrine of informed consent is a necessary part of legal standards of good practice and is essential to good patient care, patient compliance and patient satisfaction. Its also critical to risk management in your practice.

There are two standards that are used to m...

November 26, 2018

A patient’s expectations of their outcome, and any express or implied promise about such outcomes, falls within the field of warranty law. These types of claims involve two specific types of warranty issues: an “express warranty” and an “implied warranty”. Like breache...

November 20, 2018

Patient selection may well be the most important factor in building a practice as doctors market themselves to a particular prospective patient group. Additionally, patient selection is also the most important factor in mitigating your risk of dissatisfied patients and...

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