• Plastic surgeon sues patients for anonymous online complaints


    ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando plastic surgeon is suing 10 patients who he claims anonymously posted comments online about their bad experiences inside his office

    Dr. Armando Soto claims the complaints are lies and have damaged his good name. He said he is seeking $49,000 in damages.

    One woman wrote that her "9-inch scars are horrific, frightening and unnecessary" after a breast augmentation.

    Critics said the lawsuit is frivolous.

    "The right to speak anonymously is a fundamental right, particularly when you're expressing opinion," said attorney David Muraskin.

    When WFTV went to Soto's office for comment, we were directed to his blog, which said he only filed the suit to learn why his clients weren't satisfied, and if possible, fix the problems.

    However, it does not say why he's seeking damages.

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