Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

The Best Cases to Take to a Washington Medical Malpractice Mediator

In Washington, mandatory mediation rules apply to many personal injury cases, including medical malpractice cases. Washington law requires the parties to attempt to settle the case with a mediator before a medical malpractice case may proceed in a superior court trial. Although all parties in a Washington medical malpractice cases must discuss their case with a mediator, some cases are more likely than others to settle at mediation. Recognizing these patterns will benefit your practice significantly, as you will be able to schedule mediation earlier and free up firm resources. As soon as all necessary discoveries have been exchanged between the parties, it is a good time to schedule mediation. As more and more time goes by in a medical... Read More

When to Schedule Medical Malpractice Mediation

In most jurisdictions, mediation is necessary before a medical malpractice case can be scheduled for trial. The timing of mediation is often left to the discretion of the parties and their attorneys. However, many Washington attorneys find themselves wondering, when is the best time to schedule mediation with a medical malpractice mediator? Although the answer is not black and white, there are guidelines that attorneys should consider. For many attorneys, as soon as a medical malpractice claim is filed, they begin attempting settlement negotiations. Sometimes doing so has drawbacks. Many attorneys will wonder how strong your position truly is if you seem too eager to settle the case. Additionally, if a case does settle early on in the process before... Read More

Preparing for a Successful Medical Malpractice Mediation

Medical malpractice is one of the most complex fields that attorneys can practice. Not only must the attorney understand the medical malpractice laws of the jurisdiction, but he must also understand the anatomy and physiology of the human body. These cases are often very emotional for all parties involved. The plaintiff has been injured or even killed by alleged malpractice, and a medical professional’s license may be in jeopardy, depending on the result of the case. It is not unusual for medical malpractice cases to take several years to finalize. Fortunately, many medical malpractice cases settle at mediation. If you have a medical malpractice mediation on your calendar, there are steps you can take to prepare for a successful session.... Read More

Why Clients Prefer Mediation in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice is a complicated area of practice and can be emotionally devastating to an injured plaintiff. The thought of detailing the pain and suffering one has endured to a jury is frightening, especially if one must testify about the death of a loved one. Attorneys who suggest using a medical malpractice mediator in Washington can save their clients significant time, money, and stress. Clients also value the privacy that mediation provides to the parties. Most clients cringe at the thought of photos of their injuries being blown up for a jury. Instead of having a judge and jury review their private medical records and health history, they are able to confidentially discuss their injury and the effects it had... Read More

How Mediation Benefits Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Seattle

The clients involved in a medical malpractice case are typically stressed and exhausted. The plaintiff has suffered some sort of injury after trusting a medical professional to perform some sort of procedure. The medical professional’s reputation is on the line, whether or not a mistake was made. Instead of waiting years for a trial, medical malpractice attorneys on both the plaintiff’s side and the defense are using mediation to settle many of their cases. Medical malpractice cases are often extremely complex. One must understand anatomy and physiology, as well as the effect prior illnesses or injuries have on the human body. In addition to the complicated biological aspects of a medical malpractice case, the medical malpractice laws that cover Seattle... Read More
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