Whitmore Lake, MI asked in Health Care Law and Libel & Slander for Michigan

Q: Can someone call your doctor and lie to them?

My doctor said someone called my doctors office. They didn’t leave a name or phone number. They told my doctor i was doing drugs. What do I do? They almost cost me my script.

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I suppose it's possible...as evidenced by your question. Will a doctor act on advice from an anonymous person? Hopefully not.

I would imagine that your doctor asked you some questions about drug use. Which is appropriate, and could happen regardless of this anonymous call. Certainly, it's less than comforting that someone is calling your doctor to report falsehoods like this. But legally, and as far as damages go, I'm not seeing much here.

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