My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: California
This is off topic, but it is related to medical practitioners, so I figured I would have the best chance at getting a response in this forum.
I am writing a memoir, and even though my portrayals of people from my past will be 100% true, I understand even true information can be libel if the intent is considered malicious.
Can my psychiatrist be subpoenaed to testify about my motivations for writing about certain individuals (say, an ex-spouse)? Logically, I was in therapy because I was still angry about my ex-spouse, but I stopped therapy and made some life changes and soon began to heal from my wounds. In other words, the angry person my therapist saw is not the same forgiving person who is writing this memoir.