Domestic Abuse and My Employee. Can I Fire Her?
This month's Legal Eagle column explores the legality of terminating an employee for inappropriate conduct outside the workplace.
Losing a Malpractice Case May Depend on Where You Live
This month's Legal Eagle column explores what information is required during an informed consent discussion.
Drug Price Hikes Already Found in 2023
List prices of 450 medications have increased 5% overall at the beginning of 2023. More price hikes are expected.
How Physicians Can Find the Right Attorney
As practices grow and become more intimately involved in patients’ complete health care — including regimens of sleep, nutrition, lifestyle, and even wearables — there is more room for lapses, errors or disagreements that pose questions suitable for lawyers.
5 Simple Financial Tips for Dermatologists and Their Practices
Your practice’s finances are the key to long-term business success and understanding them doesn’t have to feel like a puzzle.
I Used a New Dermal Filler: How Can This Get Me Arrested for Battery?
This month's Legal Eagle column reviews how a patient tried to sue for battery due to excess swelling after dermal fillers.
Was It Marketing or Was It Misrepresentation?
This month's Legal Eagle column explores a scenario of marketing vs. misrepresentation.
Choosing the Right Financial Adviser: A Fundamental Decision for Long-Term Financial Security
Choosing an investment adviser can be an extremely important decision for the long-term financial security of any clinician.
Dermatologist Faces Lawsuit for Terminating an Employee
In this month's Legal Eagle column, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, reviews a lawsuit case regarding employee termination.
Dermatologist Tells a Patient That He Performs Plastic Surgery. Is This Fraud?
In this month's Legal Eagle column, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, discusses a case involving a dermatologist performing plastic surgery.
He Is my Covering Physician. Why Am I Being Sued?
In this month's Legal Eagle, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, discusses a legal situation involving an oculoplastic surgeon and a covering physician.
How Can I Be Sued for Not Having Access to Newer Mole Mapping Systems?
In this month's Legal Eagle, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, writes about a difficult legal case involving metastatic melanoma and mole mapping.
I Can’t Afford to Have a Chaperone With Me During Skin Exams: Can I Get Into Trouble?
In this month's Legal Eagle, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, writes about the legal burden of having a chaperone during skin exams.
Mitigate Malpractice Risk from Key Litigation Drivers
Dermatology has enjoyed one of the lowest litigation rates among medical specialties, but recent findings presented at the 2022 American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting caution that mounting risks relating to procedural dermatology and cutaneous oncology could change that.
Evaluating Job Opportunities: Financial Factors to Consider
“Given the difference in state taxes, the bottom-line difference for the physician could be in 6 figures—every year! Compounded with even a conservative growth rate, this could mean millions of dollars of difference over a career.”
CME Credits, Drug Companies, and Freedom of Speech
“Dermatologists are not in violation of FDA statutes for prescribing the off-label use of prescription drugs.” See what David J. Goldberg is discussing in this month's Legal Eagle.
New IRS Rule Lets Early Retirees Take More Money from Plans
Fixed-annuity guarantees more income for penalty-free early withdrawals from retirement plans.
Cost of Copies Prompts a Lawsuit
In this month's Legal Eagle, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, dives into a case of amount for fees charged for medical records.
Shedding Light on Legal, Regulatory Issues Surrounding CBD
CBD is still a gray area for many pharmacists and health care providers.
I Meant to Code Correctly; Now Could I Go to Jail?
In this month's Legal Eagle, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, discusses the legal complexities of incorrect medical coding.
Study: Starting Pay Differences Reduce Earning Potential for Women in Academic Medicine
After 10 years women’s median earnings are 9% less than men’s.
Few hospitals complying with price transparency law
Just 14.3% of hospitals complying with rule meant to encourage consumer price shopping
An In-depth Guide to a Medical Practice's Legal and Tax Options
We sit down with the experts to determine what legal and tax factors come into play when deciding on the best corporate structure for a dermatology practice.
Legal and Tax Options for a Practice’s Structure
Both legal and tax factors come into play when deciding on the best corporate structure for a dermatology practice.
OSHA, the Needle, and the Fine
In this month's Legal Eagle, we dive into a case of a potential OSHA violation at a practice.
HIPAA Violation, COVID-19 and the Lawsuit
When Should Certain Legal Complaints be Made Public?
In this month's Legal Eagle column, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, discusses why sexual assault complaints must be made public, even if the defendant is found not guilty.
Most Hospitals Not Complying with Price Transparency Rules, Study Finds
A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine finds compliance remains lacking a year after federal price transparency rules went into effect.
How an Honest Mistake Can Lead to Fraud
In this month's Legal Eagle column, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, discusses coding and billing in physician practices.
Telehealth: Policy suggestions going forward
While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to telehealth expansion, the question remains which expansions should continue.
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