Lots of sleepless nights for doctor who’s cleared only 6 years later after patients’ accusation of misconduct

Dr Leslie Lam, a heart specialist, was completely cleared of all allegations of professional misconduct brought by a patient.
Dr Leslie Lam, a heart specialist, was completely cleared of all allegations of professional misconduct brought by a patient.PHOTO: ST FILE

In August 2011, one of Dr Leslie Lam's patients filed a complaint accusing him of professional misconduct. Six years later, the prominent cardiologist was cleared of all charges following an appeal to the High Court.

Dr Lam told The Straits Times yesterday that the issue weighed heavily on his mind during those six years. "It certainly gave me a lot of sleepless nights," said the 75-year-old. "My reputation was so badly damaged."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2018, with the headline 'Lots of sleepless nights for doc who's cleared only 6 years later'. Subscribe