David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D.
Dr. Goldberg is Director of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, Director of Mohs Surgery and laser research, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School.
When is physician health disclosure required for informed consent?
Should dermatologists be required to disclose matters of personal health, especially if matters related to physician health may increase the risk of harm to a patient?
Informed consent Is evolving: Now what?
Dr. Surgery undertook a weekend blepharoplasty course at a well-respected, nationally recognized occuloplastic surgery program. He has since performed three procedures. Dr. Surgery covered the risks with his patients and received both oral and written consent. His third patient unfortunately suffers the rare complication of retrobulbar hematoma and blindness and sues. Should he be concerned?
Undue Influence and the State Board of Medical Examiners
Do anonymous patient feedback systems create a situation of undue influence?
Biologics, acetaminophen and the multimillion-dollar lawsuit
Are doctors liable when patients combine acetaminophen with biologic medications used to treat psoriasis?
Was there fraudulent coding just because I used a novel treatment approach?
How does the standard of care relate to medical coding?
A simple complication, a massive lawsuit
Legal arguments can be based on foreseeable complications, even when physicians are safety conscious.
Are covering residents negligent for missing complications?
Liability of physicians depends on whether the trainee physician is an agent of the supervising physician
I charge more for some patients, now a patient is suing me
I charge more for some patients, now a patient is suing me
The legality of pricing disparity between insured and uninsured patients is decided on a state-by-state basis. Be aware that differential billing policies can violate state consumer protection statutes.
My patient has destroyed my reputation with online reviews
My patient has destroyed my reputation with online reviews
When online reviews can be falsified—and even the true ones are loose cannons—how can physicians protect themselves?


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