Medical Malpractice Law
The myth of the infallible doctor has also faltered in the last years due to the fact that a number of investigatory proceedings have been conducted against doctors. The field of medical malpractice law is not clearly defined; it includes extremely different factual situations which occur in the field of the medical profession: medical malpractice for the evaluation of which regularly experts must be called upon, the complicated and regulated invoicing practice vis-a-vis the compulsory health insurance physician association, sponsoring, advertising and the sale of medicine can fall within the focus of criminal law investigations. In this context, the risks for the affected persons are high. In addition to the criminal law sanctions and loss of reputation, there is a clear threat of revocation of the license to practice medicine and the compulsory health insurance physician license and, therewith, the potential end of one’s professional life.