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Hospital apologises for remarks following after IVF mix-up

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1416
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A consultant gynaecologist whose in vitro fertilisation unit was closed after an embryo mix-up accepted a six figure libel settlement last week over comments made by her trust's medical director about her management of the unit.

    St George's Healthcare NHS Trust in south London apologised to Geeta Nargund in a statement read out at the High Court in London and agreed to pay her a substantial five figure sum in damages and costs of more than £100 000 ($170 000; €145 000).

    Mrs Nargund, 43, was medical director of the Diana Princess of Wales Centre for Reproductive Medicine until October 2002, when she was suspended on full pay and the unit …

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