The main areas of focus for the firm’s medical law practice include enforcement or formulation of medical confidentiality agreements, negligence and other torts related to medical treatment (especially medical malpractice), criminal law, and medical ethics.
Those diagnosing and treating others as a profession are held to a higher standard than a passerby on the street who renders aid. Medical malpractice is one of the key focuses of medical law, and relates to the liability of a medical professional for negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient resulting in injury or death. Torts also cross over into the field of medical law. For example, it is possible for a medical professional to defame a patient if they wrongfully disclose false information about the patient’s health. Our firm counsels various medical professionals about limiting their exposure and reducing their liability profile.
Our Atty. George Matthew T. Habacon is a member of the World Association for Medical Law.