Legal blow for orthopaedic surgeon who sued his practice manager for defamation
An orthopaedic surgeon awarded just $1500 after suing his former practice manager for defamation, has been left out of pocket after a court ruled he must pay the majority of his legal costs.
For nearly 10 years the Sunshine Coast surgeon and the practice manager had a trusting professional relationship.
But this soured after the surgeon split from his wife — who was close friends with the practice manager — and subsequently employed his new girlfriend as a practice nurse.
Ultimately, their working relationship deteriorated to the point that the practice