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I have read your question but can not quite understand, on what basis have you been defamed?
I am sorry Alex, I left out the crucial part, the Anaesthetist is saying that he believes I have Munchausen's where there has been no evidence of this in the past, also my knowledge is from my days as a trauma nurse. I cannot have my surgery until this has been disproved. My GP and mental health unit also have confirmed no signs of Munchausen's. I find it upsetting and wrong that one person with no real evidence can do this. Thanks Stuart
Yes I can imagine this is upsetting Stuart.
However in order to bring any claim under the Defamation Act you need to show that you have suffered serious harm as a result
I am, acid from my stomach is coming up into my mouth and nose at night
I almost choke
hard to breath
You also need to issue proceedings in the High Court as this is a requirement.
If the matter is contested you are looking at legal fees of circa £15,000
If you lose then you would be liable for costs of the other side as there are special rules to follow
You wont get legal aid for this as the rules have changed so you are potentially facing £30,000 in legal costs if you lose
But you can bring proceedings yes
I would also suggest first and this is cheaper, get a Solicitor to write and set out your position.
The cost of this would be around £250 and may have the desired result.
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I appreciate your honesty
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