Arbitration

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is a popular option being used to reduce the cost and time involved with malpractice settlements. With arbitration, instead of your claim being heard by a judge or jury, the facts are heard by a panel of three arbitrators. The three arbitrators make a legally binding decision. One arbitrator is selected by you, the patient, one is selected by the physician, and the third is jointly selected from a list of trained arbitrators. With arbitration you are still able to have an attorney assist you during the process.

What are the Benefits?

Time – Money – Privacy
A medical liability lawsuit often takes years by the time it is resolved in court. With arbitration, settlements can often be completed in months.

The amount recovered is not limited by arbitration. An award can be just as much as in a court trial. You will receive a greater proportion of your settlement as your legal costs will be a fraction of what they would be in a court trial. Your medical records and information are kept private in an arbitration proceeding whereas in a court trial they are made public.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Does signing the arbitration agreement take away my right to sue a doctor?
A. Not at all, it just governs the manner by which the suit will be settled.

Q. Does signing the arbitration agreement take away my right to a jury trial?
A. Yes, you and the doctor are agreeing to waive the right to a jury trial and agree to replace the jury with arbitration.

Q. Why are you asking me to sign an arbitration agreement?
A. The clinic and its doctors prefer arbitration as the means of settling a medical dispute; therefore, we ask all new and continuing patients be offered the arbitration agreement. You will be given a copy of the agreement to take home. You are allowed to cancel the agreement within 10 days of the date of signature.

Q. Will the doctor see me if I do not sign the arbitration agreement?
A. By law, a doctor may not refuse to see a patient solely based on their choice not to sign an arbitration agreement.

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North Clinic (801) 486-3021
2295 South Foothill Drive | Monday - Friday 8am - 5:30pm
Urgent Care Available
South Clinic (801) 365-1032
6360 South 3000 East Suite 100 | Monday - Friday 8am - 9pm
Urgent Care Available
Draper Clinic (385) 900-4090
13953 S. Bangerter Parkway | Monday - Friday 8am- 5:30pm
Urgent Care Available

No Appointment Necessary

Because sickness is never convenient, we have extended Urgent Care hours evenings and weekends.

Seek Urgent Care For

- Fever
- Cough/Congestion
- Earaches
- Sore Throat
- Abdominal Pain
- Nausea/Vomiting
- Conjunctivitis
- Rashes and allergic reactions
- Animal and insect bites
- Sprains and minor bone fractures
- Minor cuts requiring stitches
- Urinary tract/bladder infections

Locations / Hours

Foothill Family Clinic North
2295 South Foothill Drive
Monday - Friday 8am - 5:30pm
Foothill Family Clinic South
6360 South 3000 East Suite 100
Mon-Fri 8am - 9pm Sat-Sun 9am - 12pm
Foothill Family Clinic Draper
13953 S. Bangerter Parkway
Monday - Friday 8am- 5:30pm