The medical law regulates the legal relationships between doctor and patient. The medical liability law governs the physician’s civil liability towards the patient for breach of a duty of care.
The basis of medical and medical liability law in Germany is essentially case law. This case law has largely found its way into the Patient Rights Act, which was enacted on February 2nd, 2013. The resulting complexity of case law and scientific legal literature places special demands on the lawyers involved in medical and medical liability law.
The team of Brunner, Liesenborghs & Partner represents clinics, general practitioners and patients in all legal and strategic issues arising from the rights and obligations of the doctor and the patients.
We represent physicians in all questions concerning founding and developing practices. Issues of employment law that may arise are considered as well as the law of succession, tax law, tenancy law and family law.
Furthermore, we support doctors with enforcing their civil law claims.
Our main areas of expertise in medical and medical liability law include:
- medical errors
- incorrect medical advice
- diagnostic errors
- errors in therapy
- organizational errors