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Jennifer Colman sues the GMC for £5.2m

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 14 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1380
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

The General Medical Council has been given a three week extension to file a defence to a £5.2m ($8.2m; €8.1m) lawsuit made against it by a member for alleged negligence and breach of statutory duty.

The claim has been launched at the High Court by Dr Jennifer Colman, who was elected to the council in 2000.

Dr Colman, 58, claims she has been prevented from sitting on committees and subjected to a whispering campaign since she told the Charity Commission last year that fellow members had fiddled expenses.

Some members, she alleged, had …

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