As patient data breaches increases and medical malpractice cases emerge due to both the increase in cyber-attacks and failures in healthcare IT solutions, there is an increasing need for legal firms to access expertise in this field when preparing their cases.
Determining whether a cyber-attack can be considered within a medical malpractice context or whether a healthcare organisation was at fault for a data breach requires extensive knowledge of both healthcare environments, clinical workflows and cybersecurity best practice. Multi-disciplinary expertise in this field is rare given it is an emerging area.
Our organisation is one of the only entities in the world actively involved as expert witnesses in ongoing healthcare cybersecurity legal cases both as clinicians and cybersecurity experts. We are well positioned to research cases, review discovery materials, assess case arguments, develop witness/deposition questions and testify as expert witnesses across multiple jurisdictions.