IACT Program > Collaborative Healthcare Solutions: An Alternative to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Posted on September 27, 2013


From Dr. Douglas Holmes:

Very little is more contentious in medicine than the topic of medical malpractice, lawsuits, and tort reform. The large number of stakeholders with financial and emotional capital are immense. There is little need for me to further describe our current state of ‘deny and defend’, with fear of malpractice cases by healthcare workers, limited to no discussion after a bad outcome, defensive medicine, and assertions by plaintiff’s attorneys that they alone represent the interests of an injured patient.

Until now, when all the rhetoric and verbiage can be called to the carpet, and real justice and communication and responsibility and learning and growth and apology and forgiveness and justice can come among us. Sound too good to be true? Well, it is good, and it is true, and it is here now (not just pie in the sky), but it is not everywhere. Thanks to a few hard working pioneers, it will be in North Carolina soon. It all comes under the umbrella of collaborative law.

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