Orthopaedic surgeon is not a monster but he did fail, defamation trial told

More than 30 former patients of Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis are expected to give evidence.
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Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis (right). Photo: AAP.

Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis is not a monster, but there is a public interest in reporting when his surgical operations fail, as they have for dozens of people, a defamation trial has been told.

The Sydney orthopaedic surgeon is suing Nine Entertainment over newspaper and TV reports alleging negligence and high-pressure sales tactics in relation to his prosthetic limb implants.