Doc fined $100,000 for not telling patient of side effects, although treatment was appropriate

Dr Lim Lian Arn, who had pleaded guilty and had also apologised to the patient, requested either the maximum fine of $100,000 or the minimum suspension of three months PHOTO: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
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SINGAPORE - An orthopaedic doctor in private practice has been fined the maximum $100,000 for not telling his patient of the possible side effects of an injection he gave her.

The H&L (steroid) injection can cause a patient to experience "increased pain and inflammation in the area injected that can be worse than the pain and inflammation caused by the condition being treated".

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