Mediation as a Panacea for Medical Malpractice; A Mutually Beneficial Option?

15 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2019

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Temitayo Bello

Babcock University - School of Law and Security Studies

Date Written: June 17, 2019

Abstract

Mediation is germane in resolving critical disputes at the expense of litigation. Both the victims and offenders are always at the receiving end in pains and remedy. Medical professionals are trained to stand out in rendering services with zeal, commitment and dedication. The article has looked into different jurisdictional stands on medical malpractice mediation and different laws governing medical malpractice mediations in those jurisdictions namely The United Kingdom, The United States of America and Canada among others. This article investigates the various aspects of negligence in the medical field and found out that they were significant. It discusses the cases and experiences of medical negligence within the context of tortious liability. The article reveals that medical negligence can be mediated successfully, that it is in vogue and is being utilized by many countries to resolve medical negligence disputes. The article recommended that medical malpractice should be mediated with a legal framework that will strike a comfortable balance between the rights of the patients and the duties of the health practitioners.

Keywords: Mediation, Medical Malpractice, Medical practitioner, Victims

Suggested Citation

Bello, Temitayo, Mediation as a Panacea for Medical Malpractice; A Mutually Beneficial Option? (June 17, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3405464 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3405464

Temitayo Bello (Contact Author)

Babcock University - School of Law and Security Studies ( email )

Ilishan, Ogun State 110011
Nigeria

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