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Professor Munjed Al Muderis Files Legal Action Against Nine & Fairfax


Teacher Munjed Al-Muderisone of Australia’s top osseointegration surgeons, has issued a notice of concern against Channel Nine and Fairfax Publications regarding recent publications.

Lawyers for Professor Al Muderis served a 40-page notice of concern, the first step in bringing defamation proceedings in Australia, on Nine and Fairfax on Friday September 23, 2022.

He alleges that Professor Al Muderis has been subjected to an unjust, unwarranted and unlawful attack by a mass media on his professionalism and personality.

The notice lists more than 60 defamatory accusations against Nine and Fairfax that reflect the allegedly false and misleading content of their posts.

Professor Al Muderis was the subject of a joint investigation by the Channel Nine program 60 minutesthe Sydney Morning Herald and age in which a number of the surgeon’s patients accused him of not caring for them properly.

Professor Al Muderis is an Australian-trained orthopedic surgeon and holds several academic qualifications including from Macquarie University, University of Notre Dame Australia School of Medicine Sydney and the University of Sydney.

Professor Al Muderis also teaches at Notre Dame and Macquarie universities, trains local and international surgeons, registrars and medical students.

In 2020 he won the NSW Australian of the Year award, recognized for his humanitarian work and contribution to medicine. In 2022, he obtained his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame in medical sciences, with his thesis – osseointegration.

Professor Munjed Al Muderis with an osseointegration prosthesis

“I must take this step not only to protect my reputation, but also to reassure my patients that they have received and will continue to receive the quality care and attention they deserve,” Professor Al Muderis said.

Teacher Kevin Tetsworthone of the most experienced osseointegration surgeons in the world – second only to Professor Al Muderis – supports Al Muderis in his action against Nine and Fairfax.

“The vast majority of patients at Munjed benefit from a significant improvement in their mobility and quality of life. This is not only due to the quality of surgical care he provides, but also to the lifelong therapeutic relationship between him and patients,” he said.

“It’s this ongoing support and comprehensive care that is so important to the success of osseointegration surgery – it’s a partnership, like a marriage – in disease AND in health,” added the professor. Tetsworth.

Nine and Fairfax have 28 days to respond to the notice from the date of receipt. If they do not remove their posts, Federal Court proceedings will follow.

Professor Munjed Al Muderis

Professor Al Muderis with an osseointegration patient