05 Jan '12, 12am

Doctors gave liposuction patient too much sedative: Coroner

Doctors gave liposuction patient too much sedative: Coroner

State Coroner Victor Yeo on Dr Wong and Dr Zhu On why neither Dr Wong nor Dr Zhu detected that Mr Heng was repeatedly inflicted with injuries 'In my view, this was probably a case where the dose of propofol was increased whenever the patient was responding to painful stimulation. Not only did this mask the patient's response to the perforations during the procedure, but it had also resulted in the patient drifting into a state of sedation that was deeper than the intended 'light' to 'moderate' sedation, without the two doctors realising it.' On the doctors' claim that the dose of propofol was adjusted throughout the procedure and that a total of 60ml was given 'Having seen and heard the testimonies of both witnesses, I do come to the view that the doctors' evidence on the titration of the propofol and the total amount of propofol administered to the patient was obviously t...

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