Com­pens­a­tion for the pain and suf­fer­ing caused by re­duced life ex­pect­ancy?

Ärzte Krone

08/07/2016

The Austrian Supreme Court issued a verdict reducing the amount of compensation awarded by a court of lower instance. Even if an error in treatment means a patient has a shortened life expectancy, then allowances will still have to be made for the fact that they can actively shape their lives, in contrast to patients in a persistent vegetative state.

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Schmerzengeld für verkürztes Leben?
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Monika Ploier
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Vienna