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Should I Sign Medical Arbitration Agreement

Opponents of the agreements fear that the arbitration will be weighted against the patient. Doctors` lawyers are more likely to develop relationships with arbitrators, they say, who, in turn, can only give the plaintiff a symbolic arbitration award to obtain other doctors` cases. The U.S. Congress supports arbitration as a more efficient dispute resolution procedure as litigation. Most states have enacted laws to regulate health arbitration and set specific arbitration requirements. The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) was passed to prevent states from imposing binding arbitration requirements. For this, in Doctors Associates v. Casarotto, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the FAA anticipates a Montana statute that has declared that an arbitration clause is not applicable unless the clause has been printed in a particular format. Suppose...
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