Protects against the financial impact of a legal claim.
The medical profession aims to provide only an exemplary service and care. Doctors and other medical practitioners undergo various assessments and rigorous tests before they become qualified to treat patients. However, despite all this, there are cases where the negligence of a medical professional that may result in unwanted outcomes to the patient.
Malpractice insurance is a liability policy that all medical professionals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi must carry if they are sued for medical malpractice. Malpractice is a medical error that is proven to have been caused by gross negligence or deviation from the standard of care.
Health authorities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi require hospitals and private medical professionals to comply with the stringent regulations.
Not all policies are the same, however, most policies cover a range of mistakes and shortcomings, including misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, errors administering medications, errors in prescribing medication, errors during childbirth, and errors during surgery.
Medical malpractice insurance protects against the financial impact of a legal claim such as legal fees and expenses. Most policies also include compensation for loss of earnings. This would be for actual loss and potential as well as compensation for any stress, pain, and suffering that you may have experienced as a result of the action taken against you.