David Goldberg MD JD

Am I liable for a glitch in my EHR system?Although the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 authorized initial grants and incentives to promote “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHRs) by providers, one of the potential risks that has not been given much discussion is the risk of medical malpractice liability.
I charge more for some patients, now a patient is suing me
I charge more for some patients, now a patient is suing meThe 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.
I used an FDA approved product off-label, now I have been suedA doctor uses hyaluronic acid fillers on his aging patient's hands. His patient suffers complications and sues for medical malpractice, alleging that the doctor used the product for a non-FDA approved purpose.
My patient’s law firm sues over medical record copy fees. Can I win?
My patient’s law firm sues over medical record copy fees. Can I win?A doctor is hit with a lawsuit for malpractice and a simultaneous suit for charging too much for copying records. What can he do?
I operated on the wrong ear
I operated on the wrong earWrong-site surgeries do happen, but are preventable.
Moving to EMR and destroying written records: I just got suedAs clinicians transition from written to electronic medical records, special care must be taken to follow regulations for retention of records.
My patient with acne committed suicideA doctor who prescribed oral retinoids to an acne patient is sued by the patient's family after the patient commits suicide. The doctor's career, practice, reputation and everything he holds dear are at risk simply because he tried to be a good doctor. Should he try to defend himself? Will he lose the case at trial?
Can I fire an employee charged with domestic abuse?There is no cut-and-dried correct response to firing an employee charged with domestic abuse, but, there are a number of factors dermatologists should first take into consideration before taking any adverse employment actions against workers embroiled in domestic violence disputes.
The Ins and Outs of Using Lasers Off-LabelHow often do you go off-label when you use laser devices in your practice? Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2014 Laser Roundtable experts E. Victor Ross, M.D., Michael Gold, M.D., and David Goldberg, M.D., J.D., share their answers.
The One Device I Can't Live WithoutIn your practice, what is the one piece of technology you can’t live without and why? Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2014 Laser Roundtable experts Grant Stevens, M.D., Berry DiBernardo, M.D., Jason Pozner, M.D., David Goldberg, M.D., J.D., Michael Gold, M.D., Jill Waibel, M.D., A. Jay Burns, M.D., and E. Victor Ross, M.D., share their answers.