What can football clubs do when medical treatment given to a player by a third party goes wrong?
In recent years, football Clubs and their medical teams have seen a trend towards players seeking medical or holistic treatments from third party practitioners in circumstances where either the treatment provider is not approved by the Club or the treatment takes place without the knowledge of the Club.
This article will set out the nature of the issue, the potential impact on the Club and possible factors for Clubs to consider to afford themselves some protection.
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Oonagh is experienced in handling the defence of player on player claims for Premier League clubs/players/their public liability insurers, advising Premier League Clubs on a variety of contractual issues, and advises Premier League club doctors both as to their obligations to parent club and their players/players’ families.