Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dr Claims Bias against Him

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dr Claims Bias against Him

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Byline: Adam Davies, APN Newsdesk

ROCKHAMPTON urologist Dr Antonio Vega Vega took the fight to clear his name into one of the state's highest courts yesterday.

The surgeon hit the headlines last year following allegations he removed the wrong kidney from a patient during a complicated procedure at Rockhampton Hospital.

The Central Queensland Hospital and Health Board subsequently stood Dr Vega Vega down and launched a series of investigations into operations he had performed.

He claims those investigations were biased and did not allow natural justice to take its course.

Dr Vega Vega's barrister Stephen Keim told the Brisbane Supreme Court yesterday the key to the case were two reports that investigators had produced.

He said the witness list of people spoken to surrounding the investigation was never made available to Dr Vega Vega or his legal team.

"The applicant (Dr Vega Vega) seeks to have those reports quashed because of a biased way in which they were compiled," he said. …

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