Clinic fined $700k following hyperbaric chamber death

A man with multiple sclerosis and epilepsy died after having a seizure during therapy, court hears

An "alternative" clinic, and the man who ran it, have been fined more than $700,000 following the death of a vulnerable patient who used a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

Malcolm Hooper faced the County Court of Victoria on Monday where he was fined $176,750.

Meanwhile, his South Yarra clinic, Oxymed Australia, was fined $550,000 for three workplace safety offences after the death of Craig Dawson in April 2016.

Mr Dawson, who was wheelchair-bound and had multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, had a seizure in a unit at Oxymed and died a few days later in hospital.

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