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Hip With the Times - July 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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than do members of a jury. Arbitration can also be less expensive because you typically don't have to spend as much on legal fees and expert testimony. There's also the issue of time. With arbitration, you are the master of your own calendar. You're not at the mercy of the courts, where delays are commonplace. For a surgeon and his staff, getting ready for a trial is an immersive process, so it can be extremely frustrating, time consuming and expensive to gear up for a trial only to have your court date continued. By comparison, arbitrated cases tend to get resolved quickly, which is good for all; a patient doesn't like having an unresolved claim hanging over him any more than a surgeon does, and meritorious claims get resolved and paid faster. Most practices that opt for arbitration aren't trying to deceive any- one; they're focused on mitigating risk and reducing their expo- sure. If you're inter- ested in doing the same, just take the time to make sure you're entering into the agreement on solid legal footing. OSM Mr. O'Brien (dobrien@ thedoctors.com) is sen- ior counsel with The Doctors Company in Napa, Calif. J U L Y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 2 7 Call: 888.416.2409 info@eSutures.com • eSutures.com We Stock It, So You Don't Have To! eSutures.com knows that efficient inventory management is the key to your facility's success. From sutures to endomechanicals, to implants and instruments, we have over 1 million items in stock and ready to fulfill your just-in-time ordering needs! • All orders placed by 3pm CST ship same day; expedited shipping is available. • Low prices every day - no contracts and no minimum order requirements. • Brand name products sold by the box or individual unit. Use promo code: OSM10 for 10% OFF your order of $50 or more!* *Offer expires 12/31/17. Limit 1 per customer.

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