Liposuction death: Doctors told to pay $756k legal bill

The costs taxed in court come after proceedings triggered by a botched liposuction procedure on Mr Franklin Heng undertaken by Dr Wong Meng Hang (above) at his Orchard Road clinic in December 2009.
The costs taxed in court come after proceedings triggered by a botched liposuction procedure on Mr Franklin Heng undertaken by Dr Wong Meng Hang (above) at his Orchard Road clinic in December 2009.PHOTO: ST FILE

The negligent doctors implicated in the high-profile first liposuction death in Singapore have been ordered to pay some $756,000 in legal costs as assessed by a High Court registrar.

Assistant Registrar (AR) James Elisha Lee, in decision grounds last week, acknowledged the rare technical and medical complexities of the case, the documents prepared and the skills and time expended by the lawyers, among other things, in awarding costs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2018, with the headline 'Liposuction death: Docs told to pay $756k legal bill'. Print Edition | Subscribe