Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Legal Definition

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Alternative Dispute Resolution legal definition: Alternative dispute resolution refers to methods of settling disputes by means other than court trial. Alternative dispute resolution methods are generally less expensive and take less time than the typical litigation process. 

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Medical Malpractice Cases

There is growing interest in alternative dispute resolution options as healthcare and medical malpractice costs continue to rise. When it comes to legal disputes, especially in the medical realm, large cost is a common reason people cite for pursuing alternative dispute resolution. Some examples of alternative dispute resolution include: 

Generally, alternative dispute resolution tactics shorten the time frame for medical malpractice disputes as well as attempt to avoid litigation and therefore lower the costs of a medical malpractice dispute. Alternative dispute resolution options also allow for the prosecutor to select their mediator or arbitrator which in certain cases may be of advantage to the client. 

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