Legal waivers under fire, have limited use

May 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;May2007, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p54
A hospital in Pennsylvania is defending its use of medical waivers designed to limit lawsuits stemming from malpractice claims. Plaintiffs' attorneys say the waivers are unfair to patients, who may not realize they are signing away their rights. • A hospital administrator says the waiver is strictly voluntary and does not diminish patient rights. • The waiver requires that claims be handled through mediation or binding arbitration. • Both parties can benefit from lower attorney's fees when a lawsuit is avoided.


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