Lawyers

Barbora Steinlauf (Vráblová)

Attorney
barbora.vrablova@holubova.cz

Clientele:
- Patients
- Medical care providers
- Medical societies


Specialization:
- Medical malpractice
- Health insurance disputes
- Palliative care
- Bioethics


Languages:
- Czech
- English
- Italian


Education:
- Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague (Mgr. 2015)
- Cardiff Law School, UK (2014 - 2015)
- Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague (JUDr. 2016)
- King´s College London (MA 2017)
- Yale University, USA (2018)
- Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague (PhD. 2020)

Barbora graduated summa cum laude from Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. In 2017, she got her master´s degree in Medical Ethics and Law at King´s College London. In 2018, she attended The Sherwin B. Nuland Institute in Bioethics organized by Yale School of Medicine. In 2020, she finished her doctoral degree at Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague where she focused on civil law aspects of palliative care provision.


In practice, Barbora specializes in medical law. She deals with medical malpractice cases and disputes related to health insurance, including disputes between health insurance companies and patients regarding exceptional coverage of treatment under section 16 of the Act on public health insurance.


Barbora is a leading specialist in the area of law at the end of life. She provides legal advice in relation to advance directives, palliative sedation, limitation of treatment, including DNR directives or withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.


Barbora is the author of the Law in palliative medicine publication and the co-author of the commentary of the Act on medical care provision. She is currently working on the commentary of the Act on compensation for damage caused by compulsory vaccination.


She teaches at various institutions, including the Faculty of Law and the Third Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague, European School of Business and Management and the Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education. She regularly gives lectures at various conferences dedicated to medico-legal issues.