Libel is a type of defamation that is in a published work; published works include written words and pictures. When the published works that are printed are false and are published with malicious intent, the publisher and or the writer are guilty of libel. If the published work is true, there is no libel. Thus, though a published work may damage one’s reputation, if it is true, the person is not entitled to damages.
If you or the loved one has been libeled, you need a personal injury attorney that understands the emotional and physical toll that libelous printings took on the victim’s reputation. The attorney should be aggressive in seeking the compensation that you deserve.