The case between famous cosmetic surgeon Dr Martin Huang and his former teen patient has reached a settlement on Tuesday.
Huang, 50, was alleged to have been negligent and had committed trespass when her underwear was removed for photographs to be taken of the wound on her upper left thigh, reported Today.
According to the same paper, the photographs were taken for a scar revision surgery Huang was to perform from a mole the 17-year-old girl had previously removed on her thigh.
She alleged that she was only informed to remove her underwear for photography before a female nurse pulled it down. The teen also alleged that Huang asked her to stand against a wall and put her hands on her head when she used her hands to cover her private parts. Huang then instructed the clinic photographer to take the photos.
In his defense submitted to the court, Huang said the girl did not object to her underwear being removed and helped the female nurse in doing so.
However, in the suit filed by her mother, the girl alleged the lacked of informed consent, assault and negligence on the part of Huang, causing her to suffer "extreme mental distress and trauma", reported The Straits Times.
Lawyers for both parties were reported to have been in chambers with Justice Tan Lee Meng from 10am on Tuesday morning to settle case, before a resolution was finalised by 5:30pm.
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