Laughton v Shalaby

Medical practitioner – Negligence. The claimant's claim that the defendant orthopaedic surgeon had acted negligently while performing a hip replacement was dismissed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the claimant's appeal, held that she was unable to show that, on the balance of probability, the defendant had negligently failed to reattach the muscle to the bone or had not reattached it sufficiently firmly. Further, general evidence of lack of probity, stress and incompetence in other areas of practice could not make up the deficiency.

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