Posts Tagged ‘online defamation’

Doctor Defamation on the World Wide Web: What Every Doctor and Physician Needs to Understand

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Part of the dynamic I believe as an attorney who specializes in online and internet defamation of character, as well as doctor defamation is that in many instances it’s a blame the messenger situation. Where the physician is generating bills which are sometimes very onerous on patients who can’t pay them. That doctors are the ones who are providing their patients with bad news sometimes about their health condition. That not every patient can be cured, and therefore the blame the doctor phenomena will spit out this anger that is sometimes expressed on the internet. So doctors are sometimes subject to unfair and unwarranted commentary by their patients; and in some instances by other doctors who are posing as patients. Sometimes that commentary will involve false statements of fact about the doctor, which can meet the test of defamation of character under state law.

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An Internet Defamation Attorney Can Help Remove False Statements from the Web.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


I’m a victim of Internet Defamation

I’m being falsely accused of Internet Defamation

Our Internet defamation attorneys can help you pursue libel or slander on the internet which attacks your name, your business name or your brands. Defamation is the publication of a statement of fact that is false or that tends to damage your reputation .  If someone makes a defamatory statement about you on the Internet, you may be able to recover monetary damages. If the defamatory statement is posted on a web site, you need to have it removed. A qualified internet law attorney can help. Defamation on the internet can not only affect your reputation and good name when others come in contact with the defamatory statements, but defamatory Internet postings can follow you for a long time when they are indexed by search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, or Bing.  That is why it is important to work with an internet law attorney to have the defamatory statements removed immediately from the website and from the search engine cache. An internet attorney will know what proven strategies work, depending on what web site the defamatory statement is posted. If you have been the victim of a defamatory statement that has hurt your good name or business, contact one of our expert Internet defamation attorneys today. Your reputation is important.  We’ll help you protect it from the internet.

False Facebook Profile Spawns Defamation Lawsuit

Monday, September 28th, 2009

A Chicago Illinois mother has sued four minor teenagers on behalf of her son in a defamation lawsuit for allegedly creating a false Facebook profile of her son and portraying her son as a racist, and falsely commenting on his sexual orientation and sexual proclivities.  The defamation lawsuit claims damages and injunctive relief based on the defamatory information in the false Facebook profile, portraying the minor in a false light, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  If true, the allegations form the basis for a legitimate claim of defamation.

It is not surprising that defamation claims are arising from the portrayal of false and defamatory information about people on social networking sites such as Facebook.   The complaint alleges that the Facebook account was created using the plaintiff’s name, his real cell phone number, and photograph.  Once the profile is created, the creators of the account invited classmates and other associates of the plaintiff to become friends and exposed the false and defamatory information to some 580 Facebook friends eventually causing the plaintiff to change athletic coaches and athletic teams in addition to causing other stated humiliation and embarrassment.

If you have been the victim of false and defamatory posting of information online, contact one of our attorneys to discuss your legal rights.