Doctor wins $530,000 defamation payout over Google review

The patient falsely claimed the doctor charged for a procedure he didn't perform

A plastic surgeon has been awarded more than half a million dollars in compensation over a patient's defamatory Google review.

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli
Dr Kourosh Tavakoli. Credit: Facebook

Sydney surgeon Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, described on his website as the "household name for elite plastic surgery in Australia”, had his reputation unfairly damaged after the patient wrote a review on his Google listing, falsely claiming he charged for a buccal