Cardiologist appeals careless conduct finding

On 19 December last year, the WA State Administrative Tribunal ordered the former AMA president to pay almost $100,000 in fines and costs for the case.

It follows an original finding by the tribunal in October last year that Dr Woollard acted carelessly when it was alleged he caused a balloon catheter he was using during an angioplasty to be over-inflated.

The tribunal found during a right coronary angioplasty Dr Woollard performed on the patient under the supervision of an interventional cardiologist, “the balloon catheter