Treatment of statistical evidence in medical negligence suits

06 Dec 2019

In the recent decision of Armstrong, Carol Ann v Quest Laboratories Pte Ltd [2019] SGCA 75, a five-judge coram of the Court of Appeal affirmed the High Court’s decision that a consultant pathologist and a laboratory had misdiagnosed a patient, causing his death by giving him a clean bill of health when he had malignant melanoma.

This article highlights several significant principles laid down by the Court of Appeal relating to causation in medical negligence and the treatment of statistical evidence. 

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