treatment contract

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 […]

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 […]

Therapeutic Products Advertising – Legal Framework in Germany

Are you a therapeutic products developer? Or a therapeutic products user? In Germany, there are many rules that shall be taken into consideration before putting a therapeutic product on the markt. Let’s talk about advertising. How do you think that advertising should take place? The Therapeutic Products Advertising Act (Heilmittelwerbegesetz, HWG), along with the Unfair […]

Medical malpractice liability

Medical malpractice liability is an important focus of medical law, in which the liability relationship between doctor and patient is regulated. A doctor is responsible to his patient. As soon as a doctor treats a patient, a treatment contract is automatically created. This contract of service does not require a certain success – such as […]

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