Although the use of arbitration in the commercial arena has increased tremendously in recent years, there has been a reluctance to adopt arbitration of medical malpractice claims in place of litigation. After discussing the benefits of arbitration has not become predominant, discussing such factors as judicial hostility, failure of state statutes designed to encourage arbitration, and lack of hard evidence that arbitration works. Professor Metzloff then explores the future of arbitration in medical malpractice cases, citing examples from his own work experience with Duke Law School's Private Adjudication Center, and discusses attributes which would make malpractice arbitration successful in the future.
Thomas B. Metzloff, The Unrealized Potential of Malpractice Arbitration, 31 Wake Forest Law Review 203-230 (1996)
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