When you opened your doors, all you wanted to do was help your patients. However, like any other health care practice here in Amherst, the potential for disputes exists because you deal with the public, other businesses and perhaps other partners. If you do end up in a dispute, it would be wise to deal with it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
You do your best for your patients, but they may not always think so. When it comes to a successful health care practice, word of mouth is essential. If a patient suffers harm or is upset with you for some other reason, you need to do what you can to resolve the issue in order to avoid any potential damage to your reputation in the community. In addition, your professional license could be in jeopardy as well.
You and your partner or partners may have been in agreement when you started the business, but over time, you began to see things differently or something else went wrong. If this happens, you may want to turn to your practice partnership agreement first. Even if the answer you need is not in it, it might include a provision regarding the use of an alternative method of dispute resolution in order to resolve any issues before contemplating litigation.
This is your livelihood, and your business and your personal reputations are both on the line. You may need assistance with these and other disputes that could arise in your health care practice. More than likely, the last thing you want is to leave anything to chance.