Medical criminal law

To begin with, medical criminal law relates to the potential criminal sanctions for malpractice and other types of medical misadventure, such as infectious outbreaks in clinics and hospitals.
However, over recent years, the commercial side of operating a health services business has also become the focus of – sometimes – comprehensive and year-long investigations, involving allegations of fraudulent billing, embezzlement or corruption. In addition, the criminal prosecution of privacy breaches when handling patient data is also gaining in importance.