In most cases related to medical malpractice, Illinois residents usually think of the traditional litigation approach. However, it has been found that traditional litigation procedures are not only more time-consuming but also can be more expensive than newer alternative methods. Since court costs are often a hurdle for families who have already incurred huge medical bills, such alternative dispute resolutions can be a more effective solution to get justice for the victims. One of the most common forms of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms is the process of mediation.
Mediation is a voluntary agreement by both parties and an alternative dispute resolution in medical malpractice disputes. Thus, the parties also resolve a right to opt out of the traditional process in cases where the traditional process may take longer or be more expensive in a medical malpractice case.