Latest Bundaberg, Queensland Stories

2008-06-27 12:03:09

While at the Bundaberg Base Hospital, Jayant Patel is alleged to have punctured vital organs during surgery, failed to detect obvious breast cancers and hernias, and tampered with patient notes to conceal his incompetence.

2008-06-27 09:03:10

By Kathy Marks An American surgeon known as "Doctor Death" to medical staff at the Queensland hospital where he worked for two years is to be extradited on charges relating to the deaths of 17 patients.

2005-09-02 13:57:28

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - An inquiry into an Australian hospital's director of surgery, dubbed "Dr. Death" by staff after he was linked to 87 patient deaths, was shut down on Friday after a court ruled the inquiry chief was biased.

2005-06-27 07:50:11

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian nurse feared she could be sacked or prosecuted when she repeatedly tried to warn authorities about an Indian-born surgeon dubbed "Dr Death," who has been linked to the deaths of 87 patients.

2005-06-30 07:45:17

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Indian-born surgeon, dubbed "DrDeath" in Australia after being linked to the deaths of 87patients, had an acceptable medical record but stillcontributed to eight deaths, a review of the doctor's patientssaid.

2005-05-19 21:33:51

After Des Bramich's sternum was crushed when a camper he was working under fell on him, his family thought the worst was over when he recovered enough to make jokes after being rushed to a hospital emergency room.

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