Pre hearing information
The tribunal will continue to enquire into the allegation that, in April 2016, Dr Chowdhury carried out a revision left total knee arthroplasty on Patient A and inappropriately implanted the wrong-sided replacement prosthesis. It is alleged that Dr Chowdhury subsequently failed to adequately report this. It is alleged that this failure was because Dr Chowdhury knew that the wrong-sided replacement prosthesis had been implanted. It is further alleged that Dr Chowdhury failed to inform Patient A or Patient A’s GP about the wrong-sided replacement prosthesis being implanted despite knowing that to be the case.
It is alleged that Dr Chowdhury’s actions were dishonest.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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