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Authors

Ryan J. Maerz

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Connecticut is not the first state to mandate mediation of medical malpractice claims prior to judicial adjudication. Wisconsin, for example, requires that claimants have their claims assessed by a mediation panel consisting of "a lweyer, a healthcare provider, and a layperson" so as to determine the strength of the claim. Wisconsin reasons that the early, neutral evaluation these panels provide "can reduce litigation costs by identifying claims without merit as early as possible and by expediting the resolution of those claims that do have merit."

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