Course Details

Introduction to UAE Medical Malpractice Law, Procedure and Practice

LocationOnline via webex application
Offered ByKwintessential

The objective of this course is to examine relevant UAE medical malpractice legislation and the framework of legal remedies available to an individual. The course will define the central issues of medical malpractice law, practice and procedures within the context of these legal remedies.
The course will examine each of the legal remedies available and the important role and functions of Medical Liability Committees and the Supreme Committee of Medical Liability (‘SCML’). The course will look at the Court’s prevailing attitude to SCML decisions and its ability to ‘challenge’ decisions pursuant to the relevant legislation- with examples of recent decisions to illustrate.

The course will survey the procedures and practices of Civil, Criminal and Regulatory proceedings and the appeal processes that each remedy provides.

The course will survey recent decisions in Civil and Criminal proceedings and the amounts awarded in compensation in Civil cases and examine the various laws which impact upon the assessment of damages. The course will consider the criminal penalties applicable in these cases and examine penalties imposed in recent judgments.