When we think about medical malpractice lawsuits, we usually think in terms of Alabama medical malpractice law or at least US medical malpractice. However, medical malpractice is a legal concept that spans the globe. Many nations of the world have laws in place to protect patients from physician negligence and other forms of medical malpractice. In fact, this December a group of medical malpractice law experts from around the world will gather in Vienna for a two-day international conference titled Medical Malpractice and Compensation in Global Perspective. The conference is the result of collaboration between the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and the Institute for European Tort Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Medical malpractice lawyers and experts from 14 nations spanning every continent (minus Antarctica) will meet to analyze and discuss:
- Overall systems governing how medical errors can be prevented or redressed, which include appropriate regulations, legal liability (both civil and criminal), private health insurance, government-run health insurance, and how these factors relate to one another.
- Various liability and compensation systems around the world.
- Statistics and other data that track medical errors and adverse events, as well as the functioning of various systems designed to prevent them.
- Global opinions and concerns about medical malpractice liability and medical malpractice compensation.
The Alabama medical malpractice lawyers of Long & Long may be interested in the findings of this panel, but our focus will always remain on Alabama medical malpractice victims and their families. We appreciate international perspectives, but remain an Alabama personal injury law firm deeply rooted in the Mobile community as well as the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Daphne, Fairhope, and Foley communities of Baldwin County. If you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice in Alabama, please contact Long & Long today for your free case evaluation.