In this month’s Legal Eagle article, David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D., discusses the different professional standards of disclosure that a physician must fulfill when treating patients.
While several employees wanted to wear masks upon his office reopening, Dr. Covid reminded them that their state governor and city mayor did not require their use. Now an employee has contracted COVID-19 from a patient and has filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Should he be concerned?
Dr. Joe acquired a new laser prior to the pandemic. Three patients are scheduled for treatment during which he had told them a laser expert would be present. The laser expert deferred due to COVID-19. After carrying out the procedures alone, one patient sues for battery, though there were no adverse events. Is this battery? Can Dr. Joe use COVID-19 challenges as a defense?
In the COVID-19 era, standard of care is still evolving. David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D., discusses this and more liability issues to consider when re-opening your practice.
David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D., discusses important considerations regarding telemedicine and HIPAA compliance that dermatologists should keep in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this Legal Eagle article, David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D., discusses whether or not you can pay a patient to leave your practice.
A dermatologist performed a large excision on a patient without taking a medication history, and the patient experienced progressive post-operative bleeding. Was he negligent? Dr. Goldberg discusses this hypothetical case and the nuances of physician negligence in this Legal Eagle article.
David J. Goldberg, M.D., discusses what constitutes wrongful termination in this Legal Eagle article.
If the public pays for the training of physicians, can it be argued that the public has an ownership property interest in American healthcare? David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D., provides his insight.
In this Legal Eagle article, Dr. Goldberg discusses the intricacies of the physician-patient relationship, and how that relationship can still be formed even if you never see the patient.