legal advice

Patient privacy: When social media bites backAttorney Alex Thiersch offers tips for how to avoid simple social media mishaps that can result in violations of patient privacy.
How the Docs vs. Glocks ruling affects physicians
How the Docs vs. Glocks ruling affects physiciansThe conversations doctors are allowed to have with their patients regarding guns and other firearms, if any, are the central part of a new ruling overturning most aspects of a highly controversial law that has undergone several appeals and reversals since its inception in 2011
When digital marketing goes wrongBeware the marketing techniques that could land you in legal trouble.
Clinical photography best practices
Clinical photography best practicesConsiderations relating to EMR, HIPAA, informed consent, and record access can help you form a plan to use clinical photography to document patient progress as well as to protect yourself from legal claims.
3 Digital legal threats (and how to navigate them)From patient consents to testimonials and texting, attorneys offer legal advice to cosmetic surgeons on when to be cautious and how to navigate the rules.
Liable for a data breach?Taking reasonable preventative care is a must as healthcare breaches grow in number.
You've been sued for malpractice: Now what?Being sued for malpractice, especially for the first time, can be an unsettling and frustrating experience. The consequences of a lost case can range from an increase in future insurance premiums to a health department investigation which could affect your license. So it is imperative that you immediately report a malpractice claim to your professional liability insurance carrier and retain an attorney specializing in the defense of medical malpractice cases in order to protect your interests.
Physician liability for the actions of midlevel providersWill employing mid-level providers put physicians at risk?
Creating your practice's 'Bring your own mobile device' policyUnderstand the legal issues of letting employees use their personal smartphones and other mobile devices for work purposes.
Non-English speaking patients: Are you required to hire an interpreter?Physicians are subject to a wide range of federal and state mandates impacting their practice. Some of these requirements are murky, such as laws addressing discrimination against patients who speak limited or no English.