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Researchers have recommended that strategies to reach speedier resolutions for medical malpractice claims be explored. Such strategies could include tort reform and alternative dispute resolution tools. Hopefully these tools would help to speed up the process of resolving medical malpractice claims as well as limit the number of claims brought that are meritless.
Currently, even the cases that are dismissed before trial take a significant amount of time to resolve. It has been shown that even cases that have been dismissed will last between eighteen months to two years. If a case reaches settlement, this can still last two to three years. If a case does go before a jury, it can take around four years to adjudicate. This is a significant amount of time for both the patient and the doctor.
In order to limit the number of lengthy lawsuits, a system to screen out cases that fail to meet the legal and medical standards for malpractice. In cases where there has been medical malpractice, there should be a way to obtain swift and fair compensation for the patient. If a case does not have any merit, then it should be dismissed quickly so that there isn’t a waste of resources.
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