Medical law Lawyer Antwerp (Belgium) – Are you looking for an Lawyer of medical law in Antwerp? Then you have come to the right place. We are at your service in every situation. Not only will we assist you in court, but we are also happy to give advice.
What is medical law?
Lawyer of medical law in Antwerp: In our society medical law is becoming increasingly more important.
On the one hand medical interventions are constantly being upgraded, so they are being performed more often.
On the other hand, in this day and age, unlike in the past, virtually everyone has access to medical care, leading to more medicines being prescribed.
Both in treatment and medication, things can go wrong:
– It is a case of a medical error when a fault occurs due to medical treatment or as an undesirable and avoidable side effect of medical treatment.
– In the relationship between the patient and the doctor or between the patient and the hospital there is a medical error if a doctor or a hospital is responsible for failures in treatment which have caused harm to the patient.
The responsibility of the doctor or the hospital can be contractual or non-contractual.
– It is a case of contractual responsibility if a contract exists between the patient and the doctor or between the patient and the hospital. Even if this is not the case, the doctor or the hospital may be liable based on non-contractual liability.
Since proving medical error as part of a procedure in court is often a long and troublesome process, the government has created a fund for medical accidents.
This fund for medical accidents can compensate people for harm resulting from healthcare, caused by an accident for which no one is liable.
This fund can compensate people even if no mistake was made by either a doctor or the hospital.
Procedures under the fund are also carried out without the involvement of the court, and they are free of charge.
It is particularly important for the patient that in a case of medical error, often the so-called legal expenses insurance (for the costs concerning juridical procedures) intervenes. In that case the lawyer’s fee is entirely paid for by the insurance company.
Are you searching for a lawyer in Belgium? You should get in touch with Daniel Peterfreund. Daniel is the head of the legal firm Peterfreund & Associates and specializes in various areas of law. If you have any questions about medical law, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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