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Businessman sues surgeon, cancer centre for negligence

Prominent Malaysian claims he was misdiagnosed, given wrong advice

Published on Apr 24, 2014 8:25 AM
Mr Hii is suing the National Cancer Centre Singapore and surgeon Dr Ooi over his major surgery.

Whether a prominent Malaysian businessman believed he was suffering from pancreatic cancer before a major surgery is at the centre of a medical negligence trial which opened yesterday in the High Court.

In his lawsuit, Datuk Seri Hii Chii Kok, 56, says he was told by doctors at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) that he had cancer and was advised to remove parts of five organs.

But after the operation, tests on the removed pancreas showed that he did not have cancer.

The Kuala Lumpur-based businessman is suing surgeon London Lucien Ooi who operated on him and the NCCS, alleging that they had misdiagnosed him and given him the wrong medical advice.

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