What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Arizona
I have what I consider to be a stupid question but it is important for me to find out the answer.
I was involved in a medmal lawsuit back in 2006 (from a 2005 brain injury) and won. The doctor is still practicing medicine, albeit in another part of town now. I really want him to not be practicing anymore, as there is ANOTHER lawsuit in the works, and this time, somebody died. This doctor has also been in Tent City (we have Sherrif Joe Arpiao) due to extreme DUI about 6 weeks after my injury in 2005, and my now ex-husband and I believe this Dr. was drunk or somehow intoxicated during my procedure (which is irrelevant as I won the suit and he got punished for that DUI).
My question is am I liable for a lawsuit for libel or slander or defamation (I'm sorry I don't know which one would qualify) if I blogged about my experience and named this Dr.'s name? I thought that if a person wrote or said something that was true that there was no liability.
Please advise. My main goal is to make sure people know this particular doctor is dangerous. I contacted BOMEX to see if they would investigate my experience and this other fellow's too and maybe pull the license but I haven't heard anything from them since they sent me a confirmation that they would in fact investigate. It's only been a few months since I requested the investigation but I worry somebody else could get hurt or worse if this Dr. keeps practicing.