No doctor wants to be in this situation. However, it is a common occurrence in the operation of a medical practice. Do you know what to do if there is a complaint or even a lawsuit? We have years of experience with litigations in the healthcare sector, both domestic and cross-border.
Being a doctor is a noble profession, but one that carries great risks. If a patient or their relatives think there has been malpractice, they may take legal action against you.
Did you know that, for example, you do not have to immediately hand over medical documentation to the police?
It is always advisable to contact an attorney who is knowledgeable in the healthcare field and has experience with such disputes. He or she knows the process of the case and can prepare for its course. It is a matter of course to be present in person at all dealings with the doctor or other medical professional involved.
We will guide you through the entire proceedings, from the first moment a police authority may appear in your office, through the filing of an explanation, to the eventual representation in court.
Criminal proceedings are not the only risk that the medical profession entails. If a patient feels that he or she has been harmed, he or she can demand compensation from the doctor or other medical professional for damages (material - for example, compensation for wages, or non-material - so-called pain and suffering, permanent consequences).
There is, of course, the possibility of settling out of court, but such a settlement is only possible if the worker's liability is acknowledged to have led to the injury or death. Also, such an agreement must be approved by the insurance company of the provider where the doctor or other medical professional works. But this too carries its own risks, such as future claims by family members, for example. This amount may then be higher than the insurance coverage. The content of the agreement is therefore crucial. Legal representation entails communication with the provider's insurance company.
We will represent you in disputes for compensation for material damages or non-material damages to health. We know our way around medical documentation, we have doctors on our team, and we know how to navigate expert reports, which are one of the pieces of evidence that determine whether or not liability is imposed.