Medical spa owners face increasing liability risks

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dr. Broke has been in practice for 20 years. Over the past five years he has experienced a progressive increase in overhead expenses with a corresponding decrease in revenue, despite the fact that he is both a well-respected medical dermatologist and has started performing cosmetic procedures. He has noticed that various types of medical spas are opening around him, which all appear to be successful. Most have limited if any medical supervision, and he works in a jurisdiction that has limited rules relative to supervision. Dr. Broke makes the decision to open his own medical spa a few blocks away from his current office building. He hires medical assistants and aestheticians to perform a variety of energy-based procedures and injectables. Within a year, he has over five medical malpractice lawsuits and three complaints to his local state Board of Medical Examiners. He is now overwhelmed with his legal issues and wonders if he will survive financially and emotionally. What are his legal issues? 
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