malpractice done under anesthesia at colonoscopy, endoscopy. I had one with Dr. Ellis and she accused me of bringing in a weapon in my handbag, called me bipolar, accused me of being homeless, called my ex husband dangerous, and accused me of having diseases I never have.
You would need an attorney. Slander cases are difficult and expensive. AVVO prohibits the use of names in its questions and you should remove it.
That is a complicated set of facts. You might want to consult directly with a medical malpractice attorney. I would also refrain from identifying the Doctor in a public forum until you have spoken to an attorney.
Before you pursue a lawsuit, consider to what extent this behavior caused you economic/financial harm. Did the doctor make those comments in front of someone who then acted on them in a way that caused you harm? Did you lose a job or become unable to receive medical care? Did the doctor put those comments in your medical record, which may follow you indefinitely? If not, a better approach might be to right a calm, respectful letter to the doctor stating what you feel she did wrong, why you feel the behavior was unprofessional, and state that you feel you deserve an apology. But mainly, my advice is to find another doctor.
You should contact a personal injury attorney in your area to discuss the possibilities of filing suit and the costs you will incur in doing so.
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