Legal issues in reviewing doctors online...
August 19, 2005 10:11 PM Subscribe
A question about the legal issues involved in setting up a site similar to epinions
, only for physicians rather than products...
posted by greatgefilte to law & government (5 answers total)
After hearing one too many horror stories about bad experiences with doctors and dentists, I'm almost tempted to follow the lead of dcdoctors
and construct something of the sort for my area. No doubt there's worries of litigation, as the founder of dcdoctors was informed
But, would the same issues of defamation and slander apply if reviews were made anonymously? Or if there were some sort of standard form one could fill out, with ratings on a number scale, ala HotorNot
I know you lawyers out there can't dispense advice, but your strictly theoretical musings are appreciated.