Can I sue someone for Slander or Libel for having shared and documented false information about me in medical records?

Asked 8 months ago - Newtown, PA

Step daughter's mother reported multiple lies to Pediatrician, that are documented, to depict me and step daughter's father as horrible people. Among the lies were that I lost custody of my three children (which I have not) and that my husband hit her because he did not want to medicate their child.
The records have been transferred a few times amidst the medical community where I maintain a small business. Having false information documented about me is causing undo mental stress and I am seeking accountability for the lack of moral ethics causing that stress.

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Christian K. Lassen II


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . Send the doctor a letter requesting their removal.

  2. Michael R Varble, Esq.


    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . Talk to a local attorney about it. If the statements have been published to another person they are defamatory. The problem becomes proving damages and that will be the issue in your case. A PA attorney should be able to give you specific guidance on this issue. Good luck with it and I would just try to disengaged with the step daughter's mother. Attorneys see this sort of thing all the time and more litigation normally just gets you more litigation. However, you should speak to a lawyer about it.

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  3. Steven Robert Samples

    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . Start by contacting the pediatrician, request that the comments be removed from the records, and request that the corrected records be sent to anyone to whom the prior records were delivered.

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