Libel: Thomsen to countersue GE

Henrik Thomsen, the Danish cardiologist being sued in London by GE Healthcare, is to countersue the drug firm. Thomsen had claimed that a GE product, Omniscan, caused debilitating side-effects. GE Healthcare responded by issuing a press release which called Thomsen a liar. Thomsen’s lawyer, Andrew Stephenson of Carter-Ruck, said his client is “angry”. GE Healthcare has said it will “vigorously defend” any counterclaim.

Danish radiologist gagged by UK libel laws

Danish radiologist, Henrik Thomsen has said from now on he will not publish his research findings in the UK as he fears he will be sued for libel. His decision follows legal action against him by GE Healthcare, a British subsidiary of General Electric, one of the world’s biggest corporations, which has run up more than £380,000 in legal costs in an attempt to silence him. He said some kidney patients at his hospital contracted a potentially deadly condition after being administered the GE Healthcare drug Omniscan. Read more here