Today I learned about a case where a medical doctor was sued by an unhappy patient following laser tattoo removal.
Even though she had formed a limited company – meaning that she should have had ‘limited liability’ – she was sued personally by her patient’s lawyers. They did this because her Consent Form was wrong!
The lawyers spotted that the Consent Form was a contract between the patient and the doctor, NOT HER COMPANY!!!
This left the doctor completely open to the lawsuit, since the contract was essentially ‘outside’ of the limited company.
She lost the suit!
She had to pay all the costs out of her own pockets!!
….check your paperwork! Make sure all contracts are between your patients and your company, NOT YOU!