It is notable that we are one of the few ﬁrms in the country with a sizeable and dedicated medical and healthcare law practice group. We believe that our clients beneﬁt from our unique practical understanding of the discipline and practice of medicine and dentistry, related industries and the substantial contacts that we have established with various medical/dental associations and regulatory bodies, developed over the course of many years of advising and representing healthcare practitioners. The numerous cases we have handled, both in the courts and before tribunals, include cases involving allegations of misdiagnosis, surgical mishaps, delayed treatment, the use of inappropriate equipment/devices, conflicts of interests and the use of controversial drugs.
We are also constantly involved in matters pertaining to professional ethics and represent healthcare practitioners in disciplinary inquiries held by the Malaysian Medical Council and the Dental Medical Council established under the Ministry of Health.
Our practice also includes advising clients on regulatory compliance, as well as commercial aspects of healthcare practice. In this connection, we may vet, review and draft documents such as internal policies, template forms and supplier agreements for clients.
The team’s lawyers have represented general medical practitioners, dental practitioners as well as practitioners in various areas of specialization, such as obstetricians & gynaecologists, cardiologists, haematologists, oncologists and plastic surgeons. Apart from acting for individual medical/dental practitioners, we advise the Medical Protection Society and the Dental Protection Limited (both of which are based in the United Kingdom), hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medical devices, on various issues such as those relating to statutory, regulatory and ethical requirements.