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Libel case against Wilmshurst collapses as firm goes into liquidation

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2646 (Published 21 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2646
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The long running libel action against cardiologist Peter Wilmshurst by the makers of a medical device has collapsed dramatically after the company suing him announced it was going into liquidation.

US based NMT Medical has pursued Dr Wilmshurst in the UK courts for more than three years over his comments alleging flaws in a clinical trial of the STARFlex septal repair implant, quoted on a US website for cardiologists. He was a lead investigator on the MIST (Migraine Intervention with STARFlex Technology) trial, carried out in the UK from 2004 to 2006.

Dr Wilmhurst, a …

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