FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CN) – A law firm defamed an orthopedic surgeon by referring to him as “New York’s most sued doctor” in an online article and refusing to remove the damaging reference, Dr. Harvey Manes claims in Broward County Court.
The surgeon says Freeland, Farmer and Russo P.L. published the defamatory statement on its Web site, Westonlawyers.com, in an article called “Doctors in the United States With the Minimum of 3 Million Dollars in Malpractice Payments and 25 or More Reports on File in the National Practitioner Data Bank.”
“The statement regarding Dr. Manes is false and was false at the time of the publication,” the lawsuit claims.
Manes claims the reference damaged his reputation and business.
He is represented by Edward Holodak of Hollywood, Fla.