Legal

I Operated on the Wrong Nevus
June 24, 2021

In this month's Legal Eagle column, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, dives into wrong-site surgeries and malpractice lawsuits.

I Used Botulinum Toxin Injections for Oily Skin—Now I Have Been Sued
May 19, 2021

In this month's Legal Eagle article, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, examines physicians being sued for using injectables for off-label procedures, such as for oily skin.

COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal: Grounds for Termination?
April 16, 2021

In this month's Legal Eagle column, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, explores the legality of terminating an employee for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine.

Legal Eagle: Will OSHA Regulations Require Significant Changes in Running an Office?
March 19, 2021

Physicians have an obligation to create a hazard-free workplace, but the question is what legally constitutes a hazard?

Legal Eagle: Can I Terminate an Employee Who Has COVID-19?
March 02, 2021

In this month's Legal Eagle column, David Goldberg, MD, JD, explains if you can terminate an employee who's COVID-19 diagnosis has negatively affected your practice and led to substantial financial losses.

Can Doctors be Expert Witnesses Against Non-Physicians?
January 06, 2021

In this month's Legal Eagle article, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, examines the legality of whether physicians can be used as an expert witness against non-physicians.

Age discrimination in the era of COVID
December 02, 2020

In this month's Legal Eagle article, David Goldberg, MD, JD, explains how to avoid an age discrimination lawsuit from a former employee in your office by bulletproofing human resources (HR) documentation.

HIPAA, COVID-19 and jail
November 13, 2020

David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D., explains how a terminated employee can violate HIPAA if they access medical records of other associates at their former place of work, even if they find out one of those associates had COVID-19 and did not disclose it to the office.

I warned my patient – was it enough?
October 14, 2020

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.

Will OSHA cite me for requesting employees not wear masks?
September 01, 2020

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?