Cardiologist Wilmshurt faces further claims of libel over radio comments

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 05 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6292
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Peter Wilmshurst, the British cardiologist who is being sued for libel by US medical device manufacturer NMT Medical, faces a further libel claim by the company over remarks he made about defamation law during a BBC radio broadcast in 2009.

The original libel action against him, started in 2007 and still ongoing, was over comments he made to a US based medical website about the conduct of a clinical trial of the company’s STARFlex device. Dr Wilmshurst, a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, was a lead investigator in the trial of the septal repair device for …

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