Confidential Mediation Before Litigation

Oregon Live
March 18, 2013

Governor John Kitzhaber signed Senate Bill 483 on Monday earlier this week which created a new process for patients, doctors, and health care providers to mediate disputes over medical errors: “Under the new law, patients, health care providers and doctors could enter into a confidential mediation before going to court over a medical error. Supporters hope the mediation process will prevent frivolous lawsuits from going forward. The law takes effect immediately.”

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