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Medical Malpractice, Mediation, and Moral Hazard: The Virtues of Dodging the Data Bank
Monday, September 24, 2012, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Location: Room 170
Health care has witnessed a rapid growth in the use of altenative dispute resolution (ADR). Nationwide, many hospitals are adopting early dispute resolution programs in which, when they err, they approach injured patients with disclosure, apology, and restitution. The results have been outstanding - better serving patients, families, and hospitals. Unfortunately, physicians are largely left standing on the sidelines. Medical malpractice payments must generally be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, where they remain as a black mark for the rest of the physician's professional life.
Professor Haavi Morreim will explore why physicians often reject early mediation and will recommend several specific, lawful ways for them to avoid the data bank and embrace early dispute resolution. She will also address the "moral hazard" issues attendant to dodging the data bank, so that ultimately physicians should be able to take a more active role in early mediation of medical malpractice disputes.
Haavi Morreim, JD, PhD, is a professor of law and bioethics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Morreim engages in clinical teaching, consulting, and research with a special interest in dispute resolution in health care. She has authored two books and over 140 journal articles. Dr. Morreim received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Virginia, and her JD from the University of Memphis. She is an experienced mediator and is listed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 mediator for both civil and family matters. Dr. Morreim is also a principal in the ADR Institute in Memphis.
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
Co-sponsored by the Student Health Law Association.
Georgia State University College of Law
140 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Room 170, Urban Life Building
For information on directions and parking, please visit http://law.gsu.edu/about/directions.html.
E-mail: agrover6@E R A S Egsu.edu
Category : Center for Law, Health & Society