Nervous Shock - Extending the Boundaries

12 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2007

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Liu Hern Kuan

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore


The High Court, in Pang Koi Fa v Lim Djoe Phing allowed, for the first time in Singapore, a claim for nervous shock as a result of medical negligence. In doing so, it did not limit a claim for shock to the traditional accident impact and aftermath situation where the plaintiff would have witnessed or come upon the aftermath of a sudden horrifying accident and suffered nervous shock as a result.

Suggested Citation

Hern Kuan, Liu, Nervous Shock - Extending the Boundaries. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 171-182, 1994 , Available at SSRN:

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