Ms Noor Azlin Abdul Rahman, who won her fight against Changi General Hospital (CGH) for not detecting her cancer early, lost her battle with the disease on Monday morning (April 1).
She was 39 years old and suffering from fourth stage lung cancer.
In February, the Court of Appeal found the hospital negligent in its care and directed CGH "to consider the possibility of settlement in the interests of expediency and resolution.
The hearing was scheduled for April 1, but Ms Noor Azlin died before it could commence.
Her cousin, who wanted to be known only as Ms Norushikin, said Ms Noor Azlin had been feeling very sick for the past two days and became breathless on Sunday afternoon.
Her funeral was held early on Monday.
The Court of Appeal ruled that CGH had been negligent in not putting in place a system that ensures proper follow-up of radiological results and managing of patients.
This caused a delay in the diagnosis of Ms Noor Azlin's lung cancer.
It was revealed that radiologists had twice recommended follow-up appointments after X-rays of her chest were done. But both these recommendations were dismissed by the doctors involved.
The names of the doctors who made those decisions were not on record, nor were their reasons for doing so.
The court was scathing in its comments about the hospital's "serious inadequacies" in ensuring proper follow-up procedures for patients.
As a result of her case, CGH changed some of its operations.
This Laurence Pang uncle looks darn familiar........is he a Mediacorpse actor?
I would be genuinely worried if CGH didn't fuck up. It has a lousy reputation to maintain you know.........
Can go heaven? More like CONFIRM GO HELL.