The lawyer who was charged with misconduct for making a medical malformation claim to a hospital has been found not guilty of medical malaccusation.
The matter was heard in the NSW Supreme Court.
The trial heard the claim was made to the Manly Royal Melbourne Hospital, which has been charged with malpractice.
It was alleged that Mr Martin was charged and later dropped the case.
The charge against Mr Martin alleged he made a false claim for malpractice to be reimbursed.
The charges were later withdrawn.
Mr Martin told the trial he never made a claim for any malpractice at the hospital.
Mr Simon said the case was a tragic one.
“The fact that a doctor has been arrested and charged, he has to know the outcome,” he said.
“I’m not going to get involved in the judicial process.
I’m just disappointed that this has come out.”
It is a tragedy.
This is a very, very difficult time for our family.
“We’re very happy to have the case dismissed, but there is nothing that I can do to say that we’re satisfied that the person who made this false claim was not responsible for the malpractice.”
Mr Simon also said the hospital had been contacted by the medical malpractices authority and was waiting for an explanation from them.
“There’s a legal process going on that’s going to come to a conclusion and that’s what we’re hoping to get from the medical practitioner who is prosecuting the case,” he added.
Mr Thomas, who also pleaded guilty to the malpractice charges, told the court he was sorry he had caused the family grief.
“It’s a big pain for us, we’re very sorry,” he told the jury.
The hearing also heard a woman who had accused Mr Martin of malpractice was being awarded more than $15,000.
The woman, who cannot be named, said she was sexually assaulted at the Manish hotel in 2015 when she was 16.
“This is not an issue I can really talk about, but I am very upset that I was assaulted, I can’t explain it,” she said.
Ms Simon said she did not know how much the woman would receive.