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Former Chiropractor Faces Victorian Court Over Client Death

A Melbourne court hearing continues to determine whether a former chiropractor and oxygen therapy clinic boss will stand trial on work safety breaches after the death of a client.

Former chiropractor Malcolm Hooper and his South Yarra clinic, Oxymed Australia, face a series of workplace safety charges over the death of Craig Dawson in 2016.

He and Oxymed are accused of failing to notify WorkCover of the incident, failing to ensure the workplace was safe, and engaging in reckless conduct that placed others in danger.

Hooper is facing a committal hearing in Melbourne Magistrates Court to determine if he will stand trial on the allegations.

Mr Dawson was a multiple sclerosis-sufferer with epilepsy and he died after having a seizure in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, court documents show.

He had been undergoing twice-weekly, four-hour sessions at Hooper's clinic for 18 months, the documents state.

On Monday, the court was told Mr Dawson died from cardiac arrest after convulsing in a chamber at the clinic, and a doctor said it may have been caused by having too much oxygen.

The hearing continues on Tuesday.


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