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Verdict in liposuction death inquiry postponed to Tuesday

Published on Apr 21, 2014 8:21 PM
 
Dr Edward Foo (right) leaving the State Courts on April 14, 2014. The coroner's verdict on the death of a woman who died after liposuction last year has been postponed to Tuesday, April 22, 2014, after the lawyer for the doctor involved wanted to ask an expert witness more questions. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The coroner's verdict on the death of a woman who died after liposuction last year has been postponed to Tuesday, after the lawyer for the doctor involved wanted to ask an expert witness more questions.

State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid was supposed to deliver the verdict on the death of Ms Mandy Yeong, 44, who died last June following treatment by Dr Edward Foo of TCS Clinic, on Monday.

But Dr Foo's lawyer, Mr Charles Lin of MyintSoe & Selvaraj, wanted to ask Associate Professor Ti Lian Kah, an anaesthetist with the National University Health System, more questions on his comment that Dr Foo had given higher than recommended levels of sedatives.

The amount of sedatives that Dr Foo had given to Ms Yeong had been the focus of Monday's inquiry hearing. Prof Ti said the amount was triple the maximum recommended by the drug manufacturer.

 
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