A patient can easily ask the treating hospital to return all treatment documents

Ein Patient kann vom behandelnden Krankenhaus – gegen Kostenerstattung – ohne weiteres die Herausgabe aller Behandlungsunterlagen verlangen. Namen und Anschriften der an seiner Behandlung beteiligten Ärzte muss das Krankenhaus aber nur dann mitteilen, wenn der Patient ein berechtigtes Interesse an diesen Daten nachweist. Das hat der 26. Zivilsenat des Oberlandesgerichts Hamm am 14.07.2017 entschieden und damit das erstinstanzliche Urteil des Landgerichts Bochum vom 27.07.2016 (Az. 6 O 9/16 LG Bochum) bestätigt. Continue reading

In the absence of a statutory health insurance, the patient essentially remains the debtor in accordance with §§ 10 ff BPflV

Have the hospital owner and the patient (here: the mother of the minor
Patients) the common idea that a statutory health insurance
insisting on the costs of hospitalization,
and if this turns out to be a mistake, then that is missing between the
Hospital bearer and the patient (here the mother of the minor
Patients) closed the contract of employment.
The adjustment made in the absence of the business basis of the
the hospital owner and the patient (here: the patient's mother)
Closed treatment contract causes the hospital operator
the remuneration to be determined in accordance with §§ 10 ff BPflV for the
general hospital services of the patient (here: the mother
of the patient).
BGH, judgment of the 28. April 2005 - III ZR 351 / 04 - OLG Koblenz
LG Koblenz

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Inspection of the treatment documents by the trial lawyers in medical liability proceedings

The original documents filed by the parties pursuant to § 134 ZPO or by third parties pursuant to § 142 para. 1 ZPO are not part of the court records. A claim for access to the file or the issue of copies does not follow directly from § 299 ZPO. For documents that are directly from the court gem. § 142 ZPO be requested from third parties, there is a claim to the production of photocopies but both from the provisions of §§ 131, 133 ZPO and an analogous application of § 299 ZPO in compliance with the principle of legal hearing acc. Art. 103 para. 1 GG.

§ 299 ZPO does not expressly provide for a transmission of the case files to the representatives of the parties. However, the shipment may be made in due discretion if the files are expendable and the recipient is trustworthy. The decision must respect the principle of the right to be heard.

The same applies to the documents and documents filed by the parties or pursuant to § 142 ZPO if the person between whom and the court established the custody relationship agrees to a transmission of the files to the authorized representatives of the parties. Before the court refuses to send it, it must first ask the third party whether they agree to a transmission of the documents to the representatives of both parties.

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