Doc fined $100k for not warning patient of injection side effects

Treatment appropriate but there was no 'informed consent': SMC

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". The pain typically lasts for one to two days.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2019, with the headline 'Doc fined $100k for not warning patient of injection side effects'. Subscribe