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.
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.