Dr. Birgit BerninghausenLawyer | Specialist Lawyer for Medical Law | Mediatorin (DAI) | Senior Associate


28203 Bremen
Contrescarpe 21
Telephone +49 421 3334-279
Telefax +49 421 3334-111

Dr. Birgit Berninghausen studied Law in Bonn and Bremen and received her doctorate for a thesis on the influence of EC Law on National Law. She had worked in the diplomatic service for several years, e.g., at the German General Consulate in Barcelona and as head of the Consular Department of the German Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, before joining our law firm in 2003. As a bar-certified specialist in Medicine Law, she counsels clients of the health care sector, especially with regard to the remuneration of hospital services. She advises several large hospitals with regard to all legal matters arising in connection with the German System of Diagnosis Related Groups (aG-DRG-Fallpauschalensystem) and the judicial enforcement of claims according to SGB V (5th Code of Social Law). She also advises private clinic operators in the design of patient contracts and in disputes with private health insurances.


  • Working Group for medicine law of the German Bar Association

  • Working Group for mediation in the German Bar Association
  • Expert committee for medical law of the Hanseatic Bar Association Bremen

  • Bremen Bar Association


Die Europäisierung des Vertrauensschutzes : eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung am Beispiel der Rückforderung rechtswidriger Leistungen nach § 48 VwVfG
Europäische Hochschulschriften : Reihe 2, Rechtswissenschaft ; Bd. 2329
Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1997
ISBN: 3-631-33007-9