Surgeon vows to fight injunctionBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7253.68/a (Published 08 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:68
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
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 …