Medical Criminal Law

Medical Criminal Law

Lawyer for Medical Criminal Law

Medical criminal law covers criminal offences in the healthcare sector. This primarily affects doctors, pharmacists, hospitals, laboratories, nursing service providers, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. Attorney Dr. Elias Schönborn has particular specialisation and many years of experience in this field and can advise and represent you in all matters relating to medical criminal law.
Wir vertreten Sie in allen Bereichen des Medizinstrafrechts bei strafrechtlichen Risiken im Gesundheitswesen

Typical cases in medical criminal law

Classic case scenarios in medical criminal law include, for example:

  • Medical malpractice by doctors and medical staff
  • Billing fraud against social insurance institutions and other government agencies
  • Unauthorised benefits granted by companies to doctors and pharmacists
  • Corruption in the healthcare sector
  • Breach of trust and Commercial Criminal Law in the healthcare sector
  • Criminal offences against the Medicines Act, the Medical Devices Act, the Physicians Act or the Pharmacies Act
  • Violations of product safety regulations in the healthcare sector
  • Falsification of medical documents, prescriptions and certificates
  • Violation of patients’ rights, such as failure to provide proper information prior to a medical procedure
  • Unlawful practices during and after the coronavirus pandemic (such as illicit receipt of subsidies, falsification of vaccination and test certificates, fraud against public authorities)

Your specialised Attorney in medical criminal law

Advice and representation in medical criminal law requires not only special criminal law expertise, but also an understanding of the medical background and processes in the healthcare sector. Being accused of a criminal offence can result in a considerable loss of reputation for the individuals and companies concerned. In addition, doctors and pharmacists affected must fear not only criminal but also disciplinary consequences, including the loss of their licence.

Dr. Elias Schönborn has many years of defense and advisory experience in medical criminal law and is one of the leading academic authors in this area of law (see, for example, Schönborn, Korruption im Gesundheitswesen, 2019). In the context of Criminal Defense, Dr. Schönborn assists doctors, pharmacists, hospitals, companies and manufacturers active in the healthcare sector, for example. He also offers support in the course of Preventive Advice and Compliance, for example in the area of anti-corruption, in order to avoid criminal law risks.

Do you have questions about Medical Criminal Law or need legal support?

Contact us.