An orthopedic surgeon who won a $392,000 verdict against the law firm that used what he claimed was an unfinished expert report and the medical professional organization that subsequently suspended him, has sued the doctors’ association for refusing to remove from its website an article detailing the suspension proceedings.

In a complaint filed September 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, plaintiff Dr. Steven R. Graboff alleged that despite the jury’s finding that the article constituted a false-light invasion of privacy, the defendants, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons — collectively referred to as the AAOS — have refused to remove it from its website, demonstrating “a willful and deliberate disregard” for the court’s judgment.

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