Complaints and disciplinary law
Occasionally things can go wrong in healthcare as well. Patients, their relatives, or other involved parties may also simply have a feeling that mistakes have been made.
For years, ScheerSanders Lawyers has been a reliable partner for various healthcare providers and medical professionals in handling complaints about healthcare. By handling complaints together in a fast, legally correct and pleasant manner, we can often prevent prolonged disputes with your patients or even disciplinary complaints.
If a disciplinary complaint is made nevertheless, then we have got your back as well. We will devise a smart defence plan in consultation, provide skilled representation during hearings, and are easy to contact. And, most importantly, we know the ins and outs of what is required to strengthen your defence from a legal point of view.
Our specialist lawyers can assist you in case of:
- dispute settlement under the Dutch Healthcare Quality, Complaints and Disputes Act
- disciplinary proceedings at the regional disciplinary tribunal for the healthcare sector (RTG)
- disciplinary proceedings at the Central Disciplinary Committee for the Healthcare Sector (CTG)
Disciplinary proceedings at the regional disciplinary tribunal for the healthcare sector (RTG)
Many BIG-registered healthcare professionals fear it: a disciplinary complaint. As the in-house legal counsel for numerous healthcare institutions, ScheerSanders Lawyers has extensive experience in medical disciplinary law. We understand the tension involved in a disciplinary complaint and take that into consideration during our handling of the case. In our defence, cooperation is key: we discuss everything, jointly devise a plan, remain properly accessible and easy to contact. And, most importantly, we know the ins and outs of what is required to make your defence as strong as possible.
Disciplinary proceedings at the Central Disciplinary Committee for the Healthcare Sector (CTG)
ScheerSanders Advocaten has vast experience in medical disciplinary law and also assists healthcare providers whose cases are appealed. Putting forward a defence before the Central Disciplinary Committee for the Healthcare Sector is slightly different from doing so before the regional disciplinary tribunal for the healthcare sector and is often more legal in nature. The disciplinary lawyers at ScheerSanders expertly support you in a manner that helps remove your concerns as much as possible.
Sometimes, your business may face a liability claim from a client or patient. This is usually covered by your insurance. We are happy to assist you in putting forward a defence against this claim in consultation with your insurance company. In doing so, we keep in mind your business’ interests in the broadest sense.
Directors’ and officers’ liability
As a director of a healthcare institution, you may also be held liable in your capacity as a director, for example by third parties, your institution itself, or perhaps the insolvency practitioner. This does require that you can seriously be blamed personally. In cases involving directors’ and officers’ liability in healthcare, ScheerSanders’ health law and business law teams work together to seek a comprehensive solution in your defence.