Online Defamation

Your reputation is one of the most valuable intangible assets you have as a doctor.  With the increasing use of social media and review sites like Yelp, it is easier than ever for disgruntled patients to attack your reputation by leaving negative false reviews about you and your practice.  These malicious attacks can not only deter potential customers, they can lower your position in internet search results, resulting in less visibility for your practice.

At Comitz | Beethe, we understand the importance of maintaining your online reputation against the threat of someone posting false and defamatory information.  We can work with doctors to resolve any genuine concerns an online reviewer may have.  In the case of purely defamatory attacks, we can send cease and desist letters and, if necessary, pursue claims of defamation to obtain legal recourse against individuals who post, and refuse to remove, false reviews.

For additional information on ideas to protect your online reputation, please review our healthcare blog.  If you have specific questions about a review, or if you have been the target of a false review, please contact Patrick Stanley at 480-219-5481 or pstanley@cobelaw.com