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Voicu & Filipescu Successful in Medical Malpractice Case Before Romanian Courts

Voicu & Filipescu Successful in Medical Malpractice Case Before Romanian Courts

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Voicu & Filipescu has successfully represented a client before the court of first instance and on appeal in a medical malpractice case, being awarded RON 550,000 in damages.

According to Voicu & Filipescu, the case regarded a motion “against a doctor and the hospital where the client had a surgical intervention in which, through an incorrect medical practice, a medical needle was left implanted in the uterus.”

The court proceedings, the firm informed, “included a medical examination which indirectly established that the existence of the external body endangered our client’s life but did not establish the fact that the loss of two pregnancies in a two-year interval was related to the act of malpractice. However, the arguments in the file were supplemented by [the firm] with indirect evidence and elements that highlighted the serious danger in which the client [finds themselves]: interrogations, hearing of witnesses, medical documents.”

According to the firm, the court awarded “substantial moral damages in the amount of RON 550,000, the highest amount awarded in a malpractice medical case, which represents a first in our judicial practice related to the committed act.”

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Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is a full-service independent law firm, employing cross-disciplinary teams of lawyers, insolvency practitioners, tax consultants, IP counsellors, economists and staff members. It also operates a secondary law office in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), and has a ‘best-friend’ agreement with a leading law firm in the Republic of Moldova. In addition, thanks to the firm’s dedicated Foreign Desks, the team provides the full range of services to international investors seeking to gain a foothold or expand their existing operations in Romania. Since 2019, the firm and its tax arm are collaborating with Andersen Global in Romania.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is providing legal services in every aspect of business, covering all major areas of practice: corporate and M&A; litigation and international arbitration; corporate tax; public procurement; TMT; employment; insurance; banking and finance; capital markets; competition; healthcare and pharmaceutical; energy and natural resources; environmental; intellectual property; real estate; regulatory legal services.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is a First-Tier law firm in all international legal directories and a multiple award-winning law firm both locally and internationally. It received the CEE Deal of the Year Award (DOTY Awards 2021) and the Law Firm of the Year Award: Romania (IFLR Europe Awards 2021). 

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