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Device maker in libel case is ordered to pay £200 000 into court

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6957 (Published 02 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6957
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The US based medical device maker which is suing British interventional cardiologist Peter Wilmshurst for libel over comments he made about a clinical trial of its septal repair implant has been ordered to pay £200 000 (€238 000; $311 000) into the high court in London if it wants to continue with its action against him.

The court has ruled that NMT Medical must pay the money into court by 18 January or its claim will be struck out and the court will make a costs order against the company in Dr Wilmshurst’s favour.

He has …

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