Health Legislation

Health Legislation

Expert & Leader of department: Prof. Volker Großkopf, Dr.

Expert in Health Legislation

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Expert & Leader of department: Dr. Christian Jäkel, M. D.

Physician and Specialist Attorney in Medical Law

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The structure change within the healthcare system entails a stronger integration of law experts. Therefore the health law established itself as a solid point of intersection to the healthcare market. A trend to increased juridification and covering medicine can be noticed in particular. The number of malpractice lawsuits has continuously increased in Germany over the past few years, in addition physicians are being reported to the police at increasing intervals regarding the submission of false claims. Experts expect approximately 30,000 cases this year. While malpractice lawsuits primarily concern the liability law, the health law deals with other questions such as care law, professional law of physicians, law of compensation of healthcare professions, the law for physicians in free practice as well as the drug and medical devices laws.

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