Doctor loses 12-year battle to return to practise

Another appeal attempt 'would enjoy no prospect of success', the high court rules

A weight-loss doctor whose poor postoperative care was blamed for the deaths of two patients has lost a decade-long legal battle to clear his name and return to practise.

Gold Coast surgeon Dr Russell Broadbent was banned from performing weight-loss operations in 2007 after being investigated over the deaths of two patients following radical bariatric surgery.