Medicolegal services use specially trained legal professionals to deal with complex cases, which involve both legal and medical matters. Medicolegal can be used as an umbrella term for a variety of different cases and regulations, including:
- Health law rules and regulations
- Medical negligence and malpractice
Medical law cases
Medical law cases are often very complex because they are commonly associated with ethics and have both medical and legal aspects. There is often a great deal of uncertainty surrounding cases involving medical law because many cases focus on the actions of an individual in a high pressure, extremely challenging environment.
Medicolegal professionals are required to have knowledge and understanding of both medicine and law. Some professionals complete a degree in law or medicine and then go on to pursue a career in the other field, but most people complete training to become a solicitor or a lawyer and then specialise in medical law.