The Firm is highly specialized in the field of medical malpractice and health law. It represents and advises, in and out of court, health facilities and single physicians and healthcare professionals, as well as individuals suing for medical malpractice. Professor Ruffolo has been one of the first Italian scholars to tackle the legal issues of medical malpractice, and has also authored and co-authored several important publications in the field (most recently, “La nuova responsabilità medica”, Milan, Giuffrè, 2018).

The Firm represents victims of medical malpractice (surgical and diagnostic errors, breaches of the patients’ right to informed consent, pre-natal injuries, nosocomial infections, damage caused by defective medical devices, etc.) in disputes vis-à-vis health facilities and single physicians for compensation of damage suffered by the patients and/or their family members. The Firm assists the client in all aspects of litigation, in and out of court, also in the pre-trial phase, so as to try to reach an amicable settling of the dispute.

Furthermore, the practitioners of the Firm provide counsel and assistance also in favour of health facilities, both public and private, and healthcare professionals. In particular, the Firm assists health facilities in the drafting of all contracts pertaining to their activity, in the participation in tendering procedures for the supply of medical devices, in setting up and planning risk management and risk assessment procedures and structuring the related insurance coverage, as well as in managing all issues connected with data protection.

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