Doctors welcome Court of Appeal's decision to clear specialist of $100,000 fine

Dr Lim Lian Arn was given the maximum $100,000 fine by the Singapore Medical Council in January 2019, a decision that more than 4,000 doctors responded to by signing a petition asking the health minister to intervene.
Dr Lim Lian Arn was given the maximum $100,000 fine by the Singapore Medical Council in January 2019, a decision that more than 4,000 doctors responded to by signing a petition asking the health minister to intervene.PHOTO: GLENEAGLES MEDICAL CENTRE

SINGAPORE - Medical professionals have welcomed the decision by Singapore's highest court on Wednesday (July 24) to set aside a judgment on a doctor who was fined for not telling a patient about the side effects of an injection.

Private orthopaedic specialist Lim Lian Arn was given the maximum $100,000 fine by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) in January, a decision that more than 4,000 doctors responded to by signing a petition asking the health minister to intervene.

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