Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has become an increasingly popular way for attorneys to manage complex medical malpractice litigation. Many medical malpractice cases have multiple parties on each side with significant claims involving wrongful death or severe and permanent injuries. Emotions often run high as one side is angered by the physical or financial injury and the other is frustrated with the challenge to his or her professional reputation.

Mediation can be an effective way to resolve medical malpractice claims as the parties will find that it is the ideal forum for discussing and resolving such sensitive issues. Mediation can also promote the parties' interests in keeping the matter confidential. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement at mediation, they may want to explore Arbitration as a process to resolve any remaining outstanding issues. Oftentimes parties have a disagreement as to the economic value of a claim or the apportionment of damages that would benefit from the review and final decision of an impartial arbitrator.

NAM has over 1,800 hearing officers nationwide that are available to help find equitable resolutions on difficult medical malpractice cases. Our panelists have expertise in:

  • Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence Claims
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Childbirth and Infant Cases
  • Lack of Informed consent
  • Brain Damage Cases
  • Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, or Delay in Diagnosis
  • Emergency Room Mistakes
  • Wrongful Death
  • Surgical Errors and Improper Surgery

An exceptional national panel.

NAM can provide a highly qualified panel of Neutrals within 50 miles of any location in the United States.

NAM Neutrals are practicing specialists with a strong belief in the effectiveness and efficiency of the arbitration and mediation process. As such, each case is taken very seriously and the NAM Hearing Officers are very aware of the intricacies and deadlines associated with specific types of cases.

All NAM Neutrals are independent contractors and not officers, employees or owners of NAM. We believe this approach provides the most pristine forum by eliminating any issues relating to how a decision will affect future case referrals from a client that has the potential to refer more cases to the arbitration company. By design, we avoid this potential conflict of interest.

Simple, low-cost fee structure.

The NAM fee structure is simple and direct. We do not have "nuisance" charges that, in the aggregate, can be substantial. In other words, there are no hidden costs.

Unlike other arbitration institutions, NAM does not require a significant upfront retainer to commence a dispute resolution proceeding. Additionally, our fees are much more affordable as well.

Rules, Forms and Fees

For cases referred to NAM as a result of an existing contractual provision indicating that the parties have agreed to use mediation or arbitration as the ispute resolution forum.

Provided below are the following links:

NAM's Comprehensive Rules and Procedures Download PDF
NAM's Comprehensive Fees and Costs Download PDF
NAM's Demand for Mediation or Arbitration Forms
      Demand for Arbitration Download PDF
      Request for Mediation Download PDF

For the cases in which there is no existing pre-dispute contractual arbitration provision, but the parties have mutually agreed to use mediation or arbitration as a fair and cost-effective forum to resolve their dispute.

Provided below are the following links:

NAM's Standard Rules and Procedures Download PDF
Standard Fees and Costs Download PDF
Standard Fees and Costs for Special Services Download PDF

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