By Kevin Smith | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: July 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm | UPDATED: August 28, 2017 at 6:09 am Yelp and other social media services have become a valuable tool for people seeking customer reviews on a business, its products or its services. It can be a boon for businesses that get positive reviews. But it can quickly backfire for companies or professionals who become the target of negative online reviews, and a New York dentist is fighting back. Dentist sues patients over negative internet postings Nima Dayani has sued five patients for their negative internet postings since 2012. He has accused them of defaming him and hurting his future business by posting negative reviews. He’s asking for damages ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. Two of the suits that complained of high costs have been settled. But others are ongoing. One patient accused him of misdiagnosing her problem and recommending expensive, unnecessary treatment, while … [Read more...] about How businesses are seeking revenge against negative Yelp reviews with lawsuits
Dentist second opinion
Jessica Borg KHOU-TV, Houston Published 10:54 AM EDT Sep 28, 2018 The Motz family of Katy, Texas, says their lives changed after a visit to the dentist’s office. Mason Motz, 6, was at Dr. Amy Luedemann-Lazar’s office to get teeth pulled when the pediatric dentist noticed a different issue. Mason had suffered from speech delays his whole life. He was born with Sotos Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects growth and development. The family thought his speech delays were due to the disorder, but it turns out that he was tongue-tied. The condition caused limited range of motion with his mouth. “He wasn’t able to enunciate a word, so instead of saying, ‘Daddy,” or, ‘Dad,’ he would say, ‘da.,'" said Mason’s dad, Dalan Motz. These days, life is totally different for the little boy. “He’s got a vocabulary now. He’s able to put together letters and words,” Motz said. The family is giving … [Read more...] about Parents thought their son couldn’t speak, until a visit to the dentist
Gallery: Champion of Healthcare +6 more photos Chattanooga is home to Tennessee's biggest health insurer, the world's biggest disability insurer, a half dozen nursing and medical colleges and three healthy, competitive hospital systems with differing investor-owned, nonprofit and government ownership models. Collectively, more than 25,000 persons in Chattanooga work in some means of delivering, insuring and supporting health care. But health care is far more than just a major employer in town. For most of us at some point in our lives, health care becomes very personal and those who deliver and support it essential to our well being. So for the past three years, Edge magazine, in partnership with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, has recognized those who put the "care" in health care. From nearly 200 nominations received from the public about health care providers, administrators and volunteers who have made health care better … [Read more...] about Recognizing the people who put the ‘care’ in Chattanooga area health care
On Monday, NBC News personality Megyn Kelly tweeted about the criminal cases of Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, noting the remarkable coincidence that Manafort was convicted by a jury within minutes of Cohen entering a guilty plea. There were more than 1,700 replies to her tweet, most of them the sort of banal shouting and condescending bickering that marks most political interactions among strangers on Twitter in 2018. But one of them was notable: The tweet from Dr. Michael Stuart stuck out because, as another Twitter user noted, Dr. Stuart died in 2015. That much is true. Stuart, a dentist who was clearly much beloved in his North Texas community, passed away a few days shy of his sixty-second birthday. He left behind two daughters, six grandchildren, and his wife of 42 years. And after Twitter users went after the @mstuartdds account to accuse it of being a hacked troll account, the person posting from it quickly responded: It’s a shared account, and the … [Read more...] about Are Hackers on Twitter Impersonating a Dallas Dentist Who Died in 2015?
There are times when Nancy Lopez misses competitive golf. Times when the 61-year-old with the new knee and another on the way wishes she was 21 again and taking the sports world by storm. “I definitely miss hitting great shots and walking down the 18th fairway at places like Locust Hill (Country Club) with the galleries five deep and victory in sight,’’ she was saying recently via phone from her Florida home. “Those were special experiences, special times.” Indeed, they were. Years may zoom by with the swiftness of a tee shot. Tournaments may up and leave, as the Wegmans LPGA did after calling Rochester home for 38 years. Knees may get replaced. But memories remain. Vivid as yesterday. Forty years ago, Lopez arrived in the Flower City as a golf phenom on the verge of becoming her generation’s version of Tiger Woods. She would leave town with a record-setting fifth consecutive tour victory that earned her a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated … [Read more...] about Golf legend Lopez looks forward to returning to her special place