Medical law is developing rapidly as the branch of law. The law firm renders its services in the field of medical law to patients, health care professionals and entrepreneurs whose business is related to healthcare (sales, distribution, supplies).
The law firm provides legal assistance to patients who have suffered adverse effects of medical care provided by health care personnel. The services include:
MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
The law firm offers comprehensive legal support for medical and health care professionals: physicians and dentists, nurses and midwives, pharmacists and paramedics. Physicians as representatives of a profession of public trust play a special role in society. Human life and health depend on their decisions, knowledge, skills and intuition.
Legal services include:
Essential concepts related to medical law include:
“Medical event” occurs when a patient is infected with a biological pathogenic agent, or when a patient suffers a bodily injury or disorder as well as in the case of a patient’s death as a result of:
1) diagnosis, if it caused inappropriate treatment or delayed proper treatment and it contributed to the development of a disease,
2) treatment, including surgery,
3) administration of a medicinal product or use of medical device
that were inconsistent with the current medical knowledge.
The notion of medical error has not been defined by law and is used along with such terms as medical malpractice, mistreatment of a disease or doctor’s error. There are many types of medical malpractices, including: diagnostic errors (misdiagnosis), treatment errors (mistreatment), technical errors due improper performance of a medical procedure and organizational errors as a result of poor organization of work. Medical malpractice may be a cause of action initiated by patients and their relatives.
Physician–patient privilege on the one hand imposes the duty on a doctor and on the other hand is a fundamental right of a patient. Health care professionals are obliged to treat information related to a patient and obtained in connection with practicing as a physician as confidential. The duty arises both from the principles of medical ethics as well as the Act on medical and dental professions. Breach of medical confidentiality may result with professional, civil or criminal liability.
Patients’ rights are regulated in particular under the Act on Patients’ Rights and Patients’ Rights Ombudsman and they include:
Why consulting a lawyer?
It is essential to respond properly to a particular medical event prior to taking a legal action. Seeking legal advice is often a guarantee of adequate protection of your rights and claims. Statements made already at the stage of proceedings in cases involving professional liability or proceedings before the Provincial Commission for Evaluation of Medical Events are relevant for the subsequent course of the case.
Contact me if you need assistance in the field of medical law. I am at your disposal and every case will be treated individually.