Navigating The Kaiser Arbitration Process
Kaiser Permanente is a managed care consortium serving thousands of patients in San Diego and throughout Southern California. When Kaiser patients are injured by medical malpractice, often they may not file a lawsuit against Kaiser. Rather, they must resolve the dispute through Kaiser’s binding arbitration program.
If you are seeking representation for a medical malpractice claim against Kaiser Permanente, I can help you understand your rights and options. I have more than 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice claims, including many within the Kaiser arbitration process.
In the Kaiser arbitration process, the case is decided by one neutral arbitrator, or a three-member panel of arbitrators, rather than by a judge and jury. Much like a conventional trial, there is the presentation of evidence, which typically includes documentation of medical treatment and expert testimony. At the end of the arbitration, the single arbitrator or the panel will decide whether there was negligence, and if so, what injury damages the plaintiff should receive.
If you are facing the Kaiser arbitration process, it is important to have an attorney on your side who knows the process and how to get results. I have handled many Kaiser arbitrations. I know what types of evidence are likely to sway arbitrators, and what strategies are likely to work against aggressive opposition from the defendant.
Handling Kaiser Malpractice Suits For Clients In California
If you or someone close to you has been injured at a Kaiser hospital, I am here to help you seek fair and just compensation for your losses. Contact my office today online or by telephone at 619-450-2436 to arrange a free initial consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer.