Oregon Medical Malpractice Attorney Patrick L. Block recently served as
one of the speakers and panelists for the
Adverse Healthcare Incident Mediation Training program—an event sponsored by the Oregon Mediation Association (OMA), the
Oregon Patient Safety Commission and the ADR Section of the Oregon State
Bar. Attorney Block was part of a panel that specifically discussed Adverse
Incident Overview on June 23, 2014. The purpose of the two-day event was
to help mediators prepare themselves for a new program that is being rolled
out by the Oregon Patient Safety Commission—the Early Discussion
and Resolution (EDR) program.
According to the Oregon Patient Safety Commission, the EDR process makes
it easier for patients (or families of patients) and healthcare providers
to join together and reach resolutions outside of court after adverse
healthcare incidents occur. An adverse healthcare incident would specifically
be an injury or death that was caused by the patient's medical care,
as opposed to the patient's initial illness or condition. The EDR
program is supposed to begin operating on July 1, 2014. It is being implemented
as a result of Senate Bill 483 being signed into law in March 2013. OMA's
event provided the training that mediators need in order to be deemed
eligible for the Commission's roster of qualified mediators.
Involved in a Portland medical malpractice case?
Attorney Block is seasoned in medical malpractice law. He has more than 20 years of legal
experience, and he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and
verdicts for victims of
medical malpractice. He has been named among the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by The
National Trial Lawyers, and he is a member of multiple professional organizations:
the American Association for Justice (Birth Trauma Litigation Group and
Medical Malpractice Litigation Group) and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.
If you or a loved one was hurt or killed due to the negligence of a healthcare
provider, you can turn to our law firm for assistance. At The Law Offices
of Patrick L. Block, P.C., we have competent legal professionals who can
Contact us today!