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Medical errors

Doctors, nurses or other medical professionals can make errors that cause bodily or fatal injuries. Under circumstances the healthcare professional or hospital can be held liable, if it can be demonstrated that they acted in breach of the care that is expected of a reasonably competent and reasonably acting professional colleague. Patients are then entitled to compensation based on medical liability. Medical knowledge is indispensable in these cases. Beer advocaten has an in-house team of medical advisors from different backgrounds. Where necessary, we work together with external medical specialists.

Beer advocaten represented the parents of Baby Jelmer, who due to a medical error became severely disabled. The National Ombudsman reported on the circumstances of the surgery of Jelmer, heavily criticised the hospital and the Health Inspectorate.