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Dermatologist wins £6000 and injunction to remove defamatory blog

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 11 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1766
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A consultant dermatologist has won £6000 (€7000; $7900) damages and a High Court injunction over a blog entitled “Worst liposuction ever” posted by a former patient.1

Aikaterini Charakida sued Hollie Jackson over the blog about the Vaser liposuction procedure, carried out at a private clinic in London. Charakida also works as an NHS consultant.

Jackson did not acknowledge service of the claim form and took no part in the litigation. The judge, Mr Justice Warby, dealt with the case as a …

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