Article 25(1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides that “everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control”. Accordingly, Health Law has found its place in our country as a branch of law that regulates the scope of the right to health and the relationship between the patient and the physician. Within the scope of the Patient Rights Regulation, patients have been vested with the following rights: the right to request information on how to benefit from health services, the right to choose a health institution and organization and the right to benefit from health services, the right to choose the personnel who will provide health services, the right to change the physician who is administering the treatment and to seek consultation of other physicians, the right to be diagnosed, treated and maintained in accordance with the standards of modern medical information and technology. On the other hand, physicians have obligations such as informing the patient, respecting the patient’s privacy, not subjecting the patient to medical procedure without his or her consent (except under certain circumstances described under the law), having patients sign consent forms and informing the patient.
We also represent clients in compensation cases for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages arising from complications caused by medical malpractice.