First high profile death involving liposuction
Botched plastic surgeries met its first death case in Singapore in 2009. The first death case was also a high profile case as it involved a high networth individual. 44-year-old Mr. Franklin Heng, the CEO of YTL Pacific Star REIT Management Ltd, died after a liposuction operation went horribly wrong.
According to The New Paper, his family appointed Rockwills Trustee as the administrator of the late Franklin Heng’s estate. Rockwills Trustee in turn sued the two doctors – general practitioners Dr Jim Wong and Dr Zhu Xiu Chun- for $1 million in compensation.
(Disclosure: I am also a Senior Rockwills Estate Planner with Rockwills).
In 2012, it was reported by Straits Times that both doctors decided not to contest the lawsuit. The damages to be awarded were likely to exceed $1 million. The doctors’ professional indemnity insurance were with NTUC …