Widow awarded $1.2m in suit against medical lab

Doctor negligent in failing to spot cancer in spouse's skin sample

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The High Court has awarded more than $1.2 million to a widow who sued a medical laboratory and its medical director for failing to detect cancer in a skin sample taken from her husband.

Housewife Carol Ann Armstrong, 52, had alleged that Quest Laboratories and Dr Tan Hong Wui were negligent as they failed to spot the cancer in a skin sample from her husband Peter Traynor in 2009.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2018, with the headline Widow awarded $1.2m in suit against medical lab. Subscribe