Medical Negligence Mediation Dissected
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Medical Negligence Mediation Dissected

By Gregg Bertram Mediating healthcare disputes presents many challenges for the mediator. Experienced, skilled mediators recognize that there are many galaxies within the universe of healthcare disputes. For example, a medical negligence mediation presents different variables than a mediation involving alleged nursing home negligence or one involving a naturopath enmeshed in a coding dispute with…

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Every Now and Then Mediation Saves a Marriage

By: Paula L. McCandlis  Every marriage is different, likewise so is every divorce.  Even with differences, a dissolution of marriage can be categorized as: easy, single issue, complex and failures.  A typical single-issue dissolution is the decision of what to do with the family home. Another single issue involves dividing community debt.  A complex dissolution is any…

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Health Care: Medical Negligence Mediation Dissected

BY GREGG BERTRAM, PRESIDENT, PACIFIC ADR CONSULTING, LLC COPYRIGHT 2018 Mediating health care disputes presents many challenges for the mediator. Experienced, skilled mediators recognize that there are many galaxies within the universe of health care disputes. For example, a medical negligence mediation presents different variables than a mediation involving alleged nursing home negligence or one…

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Defending Non-Traditional Healthcare Providers

Written by: Roger Hillman, J.D., 2018 Non-traditional, or alternative, medicine most often encompasses chiropractic, acupuncture and naturopathy. In Washington, as in most states, each of these is defined by statute. Statutes also set out the scope of practice for each, in some cases specifically identifying treatments that are permitted or prohibited. The one thing that…

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Profile of the Month: Gregory L. Bertram

Gregg Bertram, M.A., J.D., LL.M. is one of the most experienced and successful mediators in the U.S. He is the founder and CEO of Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC, a Pacific Northwest mediation and arbitration service provider. In 2015, Attorney Gregg Bertram founded Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC, a Northwest mediation and arbitration service provider. Gregg and Pacific…

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Profile of the Month – Anna Johnsen

Managing partner Anna Johnsen is a civil lawyer and the founding partner of her own Seattle-based law firm. She litigates business disputes, personal injury claims, contract disputes, and also trademark and trade secret lawsuits. She has taken both criminal and civil cases to trial and verdict. She thrives in the courtroom. Understanding the importance of…

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Insurance: The Elephant in the Room in Professional Liability Mediation

by Roger L. Hillman, J.D. In the preparation for and participation in mediation, it is imperative that counsel, both for plaintiffs and defendants, be conscious of the critical role insurance has in resolving any liability matter. Personal (e.g. auto, homeowners) and commercial (e.g. CGL, professional liability) insurance policies impose on the insurer the “duty to…