After four-year legal battle, cancer patient feels vindicated and hopes victory against CGH will bring change

Ms Noor Azlin Abdul Rahman with her mother Azizah Yahya, 73. The Court of Appeal ruled in Ms Noor Azlin's favour on Tuesday and found Changi General Hospital negligent in not diagnosing her cancer in its early stage.
Ms Noor Azlin Abdul Rahman with her mother Azizah Yahya, 73. The Court of Appeal ruled in Ms Noor Azlin's favour on Tuesday and found Changi General Hospital negligent in not diagnosing her cancer in its early stage.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

She hopes victory against CGH will bring about change and save lives

Ms Noor Azlin Abdul Rahman, 39, has spent the last seven years fighting a cancer that has become terminal, and the last four waging another battle. She was suing a public hospital and three doctors she had accused of not detecting her cancer earlier.

When the legal proceedings started in January 2015, she was working full time and earning $4,000 a month. By the time the High Court dismissed her case in February last year, she had chalked up legal bills in excess of $1 million.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2019, with the headline 'Vindication for cancer patient after four-year legal battle'. Print Edition | Subscribe