Medical litigation: Judgment on $100k fine clarifies when
docs should or shouldn’t be taken to task 1

The recent judgment by the appellate court regarding the $100,000 fine imposed on Dr Lim Lian Arn by a disciplinary tribunal should be compulsory reading for the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), medical litigation lawyers and all doctors.

This is because it spells out very clearly when doctors must be taken to task, and when they should not be. It explains that even when doctors have clearly deviated from the norm, they may not necessarily be guilty of professional misconduct.

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