31 May '17, 10pm

Medical Negligence - The new legal test in Singapore to determine the standard of a doctor's duty in advising his...

The Singapore Court of Appeal has in its recent judgment in the case of Hii Chii Kok v Ooi Peng Jin London Lucien and another [2017] SGCA 38 (Hii Chii Kok v London Lucien Ooi ) delivered on 12 May 2017, decided that the Bolam test (as supplemented by the Bolitho addendum) (referred to herein simply as “the Bolam test”) is no longer the applicable legal test to adjudicate on the appropriate standard of care of a medical practitioner in the provision of medical advice to his patient. The Court of Appeal has ruled that a new 3-stage, patient-centric legal test ought to be applied. In the area of medical negligence, the contentious aspects of medical care can be broadly categorised into three aspects, namely, (a) diagnosis – establishing what the patient’s medical condition is; (b) advice – presenting information regarding what should be done (treatment options), reasonable al...

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