Medical practitioner – Negligence. The judge held that the claimant had demonstrated that the defendant NHS Trust, by one of its consultant surgeons, had been negligent in his conduct of her total hip replacement and that she had suffered injury as a result. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the defendant's appeal. Among other things, it rejected the grounds of appeal by which it was contended that the judge's decision had been wrong on the evidence and held that there had been no procedural irregularity at all.