Vega Vega takes legal action against State Government

ROCKHAMPTON urologist Dr Antonio Vega Vega has launched legal action against the State Government and the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

Dr Vega Vega was stood down from the Rockhampton Hospital in May after allegedly botching four surgeries, including removing the wrong kidney from a patient.

The surgeon has since been cleared by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and his right to practice was also reinstated by the Medical Board of Australia.

However, Dr Vega Vega was unable to return to work at the hospital as an independent investigation took place.

A spokesperson for Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has confirmed this investigation has been completed.

According to court documents, Dr Vega Vega has filed an application for a judicial review in the Supreme Court of Brisbane.

The matter has been listed for a directions hearing on Friday.



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