Perseverance and passion
Perseverance and passion would best characterize the qualities needed to win medical negligence disputes. Litigation started back in January 2015 but was preceded by a 3-year struggle by our client to gather evidence, appreciate the facts, and research her case and also to try to engage with the hospital. When the client first contacted our firm, the significance of the matter was important as it involved a potentially life-threatening lung cancer.
Medical negligence disputes tend to take a long time before they are settled. This is due mainly to their complexity. Facts are not easily verified as most medical issues involve technical knowledge. Expert witnesses for the plaintiff are often at odds with expert witnesses for the defendant and vice versa.
We are extremely happy for our client who suffered for so many years of pain and agony, that she has finally won her case at the Court of Appeal. IF a follow-up examination had taken place, OR if the right diagnosis had been made when viewing the first X-ray (back in 2007) our client would have had a much higher chance of survival as per today.
See also: <Straits Times article 2019-02-26>