03 Apr '11, 5am

Dr Lim denies breach of trust

Dr Lim denies breach of trust

SINGAPORE - LAWYERS for Dr Susan Lim have categorically denied allegations from the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) that the surgeon abused the trust of her Bruneian cancer patient, who she is accused of overcharging in medical fees totalling $24.8 million. Senior Counsel for the doctor, Lee Eng Beng, stated in court this week that there was "irrefutable evidence" that the patient's family was grateful for Dr Lim's devotion to the patient. Minutes of a meeting between Dr Lim and Brunei's Health Minister in January 2009 revealed that the patient's husband had repeatedly told the minister of the "excellent care and commitment of Dr Lim and her whole team" and that the ministry and the patient's family were "thankful to Dr Lim and (wanted) to maintain a lasting relationship and ... continued to value her services to the Royal Family." Lee said this was "incontrovertible evide...

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