Professor Munjed Al Muderis, considered an expert in osseointegration surgery, issued defamation proceedings against Channel Nine, Fairfax Publications, and the Age Company in the Federal Court of Australia, over recent publications by “60 Minutes” and in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.
A Concerns Notice was issued on September 20 listing more than 60 defamatory imputations conveyed by the media organizations and giving them 28 days to respond. They did not respond. Al Muderis believes he is the subject of a sustained and unjustified attack by one of Australia’s largest media organizations.
“I believe that my time and energy is best spent caring for my patients, not preparing for court proceedings,” he said. “However, I feel I need to take this action, as it is crucial to reaffirm to my patients, through appropriate and official channels, that they have received, and will continue to receive, the quality care and attention that they deserve.
“It saddens me to see this reduction of the sacred and personal nature of someone’s health and mobility, and the trust they give me, by the media. I will not engage in this approach, and my confidence in resolution remains in the systems and processes put in place, and via the appropriate channels” Al Muderis said.
To read about the media report regarding Al Muderis and his company, Osseointegration Group of Australia, visit “Australian OI Company Knowingly Used Faulty Part, Newspaper Says.”