Heart doc Wilmshurst wins libel battle by default

After a four-year long libel battle, NHS cardiologist regains his reputation.

Three libel cases brought against an NHS cardiologist because he spoke out over the safety of a medical procedure have been discontinued.

US-based NMT Medical announced in April that it was ceasing operations and selling off its assets. Now its three cases against Wilmshurst have been formally stopped.

The Wilmshurst libel battle dates back to 2007 when he was sued by NMT over comments he made to a US journalist about the safety of the Starflex device used to treat holes in the heart.

Read more at the Press Gazette.