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Triage: what is it?

Decision of the Federal Constitutional Court of the 16th of December 2021 In its decision of 16 December 2021, the Federal Constitutional Court ruled that in certain constellations of pronounced need for protection, the state has a duty to effectively protect people from discrimination on the grounds of their disability, including by third parties. The […]

Before, after, throughout the operation: the time for the explanatory information

Before, after, throughout the operation: the time for the explanatory information When is it the right time for you practitioner to let you know about all the risks and possibilities you are going through during your operation? Let’s have a look at this court case together:  in this case the “doctor’s explanatory talk” took place […]

Alternative Practitioners Medical Law in Germany – A decision of the OLG Munich

As you may already know Germany is famous for its numerous legally recognized alternative, naturopathic practitioner. According to a representation of the Federal Statistical Office there were 43.000 practitioners in Germany in 2015. The “Heilpraktiker” profession as defined by German law does not exist in any other EU member state. Only Sweden, Denmark and some […]

Medical Treatment Abroad – Insurance Clarifications

Do you live in Germany, you are covered by a German Statutory Health insurance and you aim to get medical treatment abroad? Which rights and duties do you have? If you have statutory health insurance, you can also receive treatment within the European Union. Let’s take a common example:  if you want to have your […]

Sick Leave without having been seen by a doctor: German´s trend or trash?

Sick Leave without having been seen by a doctor: German´s trend or trash? Advertising sick leave without a doctor’s visit – Hamburg Higher Regional Court, Judgment of 05.11.2020 – 5 U 175/19 In the context of an advertised business model, doctors shall issue without a specific visit and with the help of an internet questionnaire […]

Birth Injuries & Compensation

OLG Oldenburg, Judgment of 13.11.2019 – 5 U 108/18 500,000 euros compensation for pain and suffering for birth injury after confusion of heartbeat In its judgment of 13 November 2019 (case number 5 U 108/18), the 5th civil senate of the OLG Oldenburg awarded 500,000 euros in damages for pain and suffering to a now […]

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