Studio legale Baccaredda Boy

Unintentional crimes against the life and safety of the individual and criminal medical liability

As regards culpable offences against the life of the individual, the firm offers assistance in cases relating to accidents in the workplace and occupational illnesses, as well as road and sports accidents. In addition, the firm has provided legal assistance in a trial over a shooting range in Milan.

The firm has also been involved in the aviation accident that occurred at Linate airport in October 2001.

In the last few years there has been a remarkable increase in the number of criminal proceedings concerning medical liability, with an increasing number of individuals who have become involved in various capacities.

The recent introduction of the so-called Balduzzi Decree-Law (no.158/2012) has helped the ‘conduct guidelines’ endorsed by the scientific community for the defence gain leverage with a view to limiting the liability of the medical professional who has complied with these guidelines only in cases of gross negligence.

In this respect, the firm has gained experience and sensitivity in its defence counsel by working with renowned medical consultants, while also offering assistance insofar as informed consent is concerned.

Furthermore, the firm’s founding partner is personally in charge of ensuring the firm keeps abreast of any new developments in the area of criminal medical liability by taking part in training events, round tables and workshops with physicians, lawyers and magistrates through the analysis of case studies.