Doctor who mistook ankle for an elbow loses appeal

Doctor who mistook ankle for an elbow loses appeal
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The President of the High Court expressed concern at how a doctor with 'a substandard medical knowledge' which saw him mistaking an ankle for an elbow in an X-Ray, could have been employed in three different hospitals.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly made his comments when dismissing an appeal by Omar Hassan Khalafalla Mohamed against being struck off the medical register for professional misconduct and poor professional performance.

Dr Hassan obtained appointments in the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, Mayo General and Galway University Hospital.

The judge said he could not understand how Dr Hassan found himself on the medical register in the first place.

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