A burn injury and questions unasked leads to a malpractice claim.
Dr. Jam is a successful medical and cosmetic dermatologist who posted a video online intended as a promotional video. His patients are suing claiming negligence. Learn more here.
Needlestick injuries occur more often than you may think because many go unreported. If you are accidentally pricked by a needle, do you have legal recourse? Dr. David Goldberg addresses this issue in this month's legal column.
Today’s SRT technology embodies very small, stable machines. Radiation leaks are not longer a concern. The SRT-100 System serves both an important medical and cosmetic role.
Two novel energy-based approaches are ushering in a new era in acne treatment. One expert addresses the role these devices may play.
Dr. Skin missed seeing a melanoma on his patient. It was present when he saw her two years ago; he just did not see it. The former patient sues Dr. Skin for negligence. The plaintiff's attorney offers to settle the case prior to going to court for $1 million dollars. Should Dr. Skin do so?
Patients have often complained that Dr. Speak has a tendency to not only rush them during office visits, but also to be condescending when speaking to them. Until two years ago he had never been sued. He is perplexed with this lawsuit, which has a peculiar twist. During the course of the negligence suit, Dr. Speak finds out that the plaintiff would never have brought the lawsuit if not for Dr. Speak's arrogance.
Dr. Light has been in practice for 25 years. He has never considered himself a "cosmetic dermatologist." He makes the decision to learn more about cosmetic procedures. He feels that if he treads slowly and approaches the learning process of cosmetic dermatology the same way he approached medical dermatology, he can't go wrong.
Dr. Derm spends 10 percent of his annual gross earnings on marketing, much of which is Internet-based. He often finds himself telling his peers how wonderful Internet marketing is, until one day he finds out that a disgruntled patient has damaged his reputation on the Web. Dr. Derm is concerned that this malicious act may ruin his career. What can he do?
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. — David Goldberg, M.D., says that for prospective cosmetic surgery patients wishing to quickly but effectively tighten facial wrinkles, radiofrequency (RF) rejuvenation — particularly with the ThermaCool ?TC machine developed by Thermage ?, which won federal approval as a full-face treatment last July — may be the way to go.