Jørgen Simons


Jørgen is a specialist in the fields of damage & liability, healthcare and privacy.

He has much expertise in handling claims and liability concerning medical devices, medicinal products and products in general. He is experienced in handling matters of professional error (including medical error), technical damage, employer's liability and other matters of personal injury. He advises and litigates in such matters for internationally operating manufacturers of medical devices, medicinal products, foodstuff, and cosmetic products. He also represents manufacturers of other types of product, employers, and, where possible, for individuals.

Within the healthcare sector, Jørgen assists healthcare institutions and practitioners in disputes relating to liability under civil and disciplinary law, healthcare quality, poor performance, continuation or termination of agreements, privacy protection and patient legislation. He is also frequently involved in drafting and assessing codes of conduct and acts as chairman and participant of working groups in the area of personal injury and medical liability, including commissions by PIV (Dutch Personal Injury Insureres Institute) and the Dutch Personal Injury Council.

Jørgen is a member of the Dutch Health Law Association. He frequently publishes articles and gives lectures on product liability, medical conduct and other liability issues, the exchange of medical personal data and medical assessments in the process of claims handling. He is a regular annotator for JA (Dutch journal on case-law in the area of liability) and GZR Updates (a Dutch journal on health law developments).

Jørgen studied Dutch law at Erasmus University Rotterdam and he has also graduated as business engineer from Eindhoven University of Technology. From 1995 up to 2001 he was employed by KPN Mobile, inter alia as (project) manager. Subsequently he worked for a group of legal assistance insurers as personal injury specialist. From 2007 up to 2011 Jørgen worked as a lawyer at Kennedy Van der Laan in the insurance & liability department.

T: +31 10 244 43 44

E: j.simons@leijnseartz.com