Is Arbitration Mandatory?

Delaware has an established system of mandatory malpractice review panels that is designed to cut down on cases going to litigation. The panel's negative opinion is admissible as prima facie evidence of negligence, but the opinion is not conclusive, except in the case of foreign object claims, an explosion or fire from treatment, or a surgical procedure performed on the wrong part of the body.

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