Law report: Unsuccessful hip replacement procedure did not amount to surgeon negligence


Dove v JarvisQueen's Bench Division, 6 Feb 2013Dove brought a claim for clinical negligence against Jarvis – an orthopaedic surgeon – and the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, with the claim against the latter being discontinued.Dove, 37 at the time, was referred to Jarvis in 2006 with constant left-hip pain. Dove’s hip was arthritic, and x-rays and an MRI scan revealed early degenerative changes and that the hips were shallow. In August 2006, Jarvis recommended Dove unde