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Surgeon vows to fight injunction

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 08 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:68
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    An orthopaedic surgeon who settled a libel action against BUPA, Britain's biggest private health insurer, in May is to fight BUPA's application for a permanent injunction banning him from commenting publicly on the issues surrounding the case.

    David Johnson, a Bristol surgeon with a private practice specialising in knee problems, sued BUPA for libel, alleging that in letters to patients and GPs the insurer accused him of overcharging. But …

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