Patients Sue Physician Over Online Photos
Why would it be surprising that if a doctor posts photos online that make it easy to recognize the patient (private information) they will get into trouble? But what happens when doctors post photos about only body parts of the patients? Have you had such experience?
Plastic and cosmetic surgeons often post photos online — usually without showing faces — so potential customers can view their work.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuits — who were patients of plastic surgeon Michele Koo — signed a waiver stating that Koo and other physicians could use their photos, videos and case histories in presentations, websites or other materials “for the purpose of informing the medical profession or the general public.”