27 Oct '14, 5pm

Twist in Susan Lim case widens affective divide: Ministers can’t be very happy with the Sunday Times for a st...

Twist in Susan Lim case widens affective divide: Ministers can’t be very happy with the Sunday Times for a st...

The highest court in Singapore on Monday dismissed an appeal by general surgeon Susan Lim against her conviction on charges of professional misconduct over the amount she charged a patient from the royal family of Brunei. In a 109-page written judgment, the three-judge Court of Appeal said Dr Lim’s case was “clearly one of the most serious cases – if not the most serious case so far – of overcharging in the medical profession in the local context”. The court dismissed her claims that she was justified and there was no ethical obligation to charge a fair and reasonable amount and pointed out her approach showed she had shown no remorse. In the judgment, the court ruled there is an objective ethical limit on medical fees that operates outside contractual and market forces, The court found that, given a doctor’s specialised knowledge and training, there arises an ethical obli...

Full article: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/twist-in-sus...

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