28 Oct '14, 4am

Lawyers and Doctors Overcharging, Dishonest Professionals

Lawyers and Doctors Overcharging, Dishonest Professionals

What is happening to this world? In February 2011, the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) presented a case to the Ministry of Health, in which a Singaporean doctor, Dr. Susan Lim was accused of overcharging one of her patients, the sister of the Queen of Brunei. In August 2012, Dr. Lim was convicted of professional misconduct in respect of the overcharging, and was given a 3-year suspension from practising and fined. She was also ordered to pay for SMC’s legal bill from Wong Partnership . Dr Lim was presented with two sets of bills, for a High Court case and for two disciplinary committees. In both instances, she disputed the amounts put up by Wong Partnership to the SMC and so they went to court to get them “taxed’’. In August 2013, a $1m-plus bill was cut to $370,000 – for the High Court case. And lately, a $1.33 m bill was taxed down to $317,000 – for the two committees. I...

Full article: http://alvinology.com/2014/10/28/lawyers-and-doctors-over...

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