Austin doctor sues British Medical Journal for defamation

Earlier this month, Dr. Andrew Wakefield filed a defamation lawsuit in Travis County against the British Medical Journal BMJ, the editor, and the investigative journalist.

Wakefield’s research sparked fear in the parents of young children after his findings suggested that childhood vaccinations for measles, the mumps, and rubella could cause autism. In a 1998 paper he published in the Lancet, Wakefield said he found autism-like symptoms in 12 patients after getting their vaccinations.

The investigative journalist and editor for BMJ uncovered several discrepancies in Wakefield’s research, which they published in the journal. Wakefield claims that their comments negatively affected his reputation and caused him to lose money. His British medical license was also revoked as a result.

If you are in danger of losing your physician license, contact the Texas physician license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm today at 512-495-9995.

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