Mediation in Medical Malpractice
- According to the Medical Malpractice Proceedings Act of 2006 (D.C. Code §16-2801, et seq.), all named parties are legally required to participate in mediation when a medical malpractice claim has been alleged. The law mandates strict timetables.
In order to comply with the law, the court requires one of the following:
- Request mediation through the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division.
- Submit notice to the court to employ a private mediator.
Multi-Door Mediator Profiles public:Plantiff's counsel or pro se parties are responsible for filing the form with the court, which must be completed in consultation with defense counsel.
- Counsel must eFile the form and send a copy to Multi-Door at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pro se parties themselves may submit the form by mail or hand-delivery, as described on the form.
- Multi-Door Mediator Profiles
Who MUST attend mediation?
- All named parties and their counsel.
- Corporate representatives with settlement authority.
- Insurance adjusters.
Who MUST attend mediation 2
- The mediator must complete a report to the court following mediation. This report must be submitted through plaintiff’s counsel.
- Mediation sessions through Multi-Door are available Tuesday through Thursday at 1:00 p.m.