Doctor Sues Patient Over Negative Yelp Review
November 6, 2015
Oregon Live Today
BELLEVUE, Wash. — A Bellevue doctor has filed a defamation lawsuit over a negative review one of his patients left him online.
KIRO-TV reports that Dr. Alan Brown filed a lawsuit against Wendy Wester after she left a Yelp review claiming Brown’s misdiagnosis of her injury caused her to suffer a life-threatening blood clot.
Brown, who has a law degree in addition his medical degree specializing in orthopedic surgery, filed the suit last week saying Wester made false and malicious statements and damaged his business and reputation.
Wester’s attorney called the lawsuit crazy, saying his client was expressing her opinion about her doctor. He says the Yelp comments were protected by the First Amendment as free speech.