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Nurse brings about a defamation case after NHS misuse her photo

13 December 2007

The Sunday Times published a doctored photo of a nurse wearing a disgusting and unhygienic uniform to illustrate their article on 14 October about the health problems at Maidstone Hospital. The nurse shown had never worked for the Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and had no idea that a photo of her had been obtained by the paper and has an unblemished record as a nurse; this had bought about a defamation case. She suffered considerable distress and come-back as a result of the publication. The case was settled by one of our defamation solicitors for £20, 000 along with a published apology.