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Bioethical Reflections on COVID-19
CMEL's members have joined various discussions on the issues in medical ethics and law arising from COVID-19, including events organised by colleagues in the field. They have also written on this subject. Click on the links below for more information. Archive for the Year 2022: below Archive for the Year 2021: click here Archive for the Year 2020: click here  Article: "The natural law ethics of public health lockdowns" In Notre Dame Journal of L ...
Mental Health and Capacity - Reflections and Case Briefings
"Mapping the legal foundations of planetary mental health" [Open Access] In Global Mental Health - 18 April 2022 By • Associate Prof Eric C. Ip • Assistant Prof Daisy Cheung   "Control in the community: A qualitative analysis of the experience of persons on conditional discharge in Hong Kong" [Open Access] In International Journal of Law and Psychiatry -  31 March 2022 By Assistant Prof Daisy ...
Court of Appeal refused doctor leave to appeal in the "DR Beauty" Gross Negligence Manslaughter case: HKSAR v Mak Wan Ling [2022] HKCA 387 (Date of Judgment: 9 March 2022)
HKSAR v Mak Wan Ling [2022] HKCA 387 Date of Judgment: 9 March 2022 Background: The third defendant (“D3”), a registered medical practitioner, stood trial together with the first defendant (“D1”) and the second defendant (“D2”). Each of the 3 defendants faced an individual count of manslaughter by gross negligence. The jury convicted D1 and D2 but they were unable to reach a verdict in relation to D3. D3 was retried before the same judge and another jury ...
Court of Appeal declined to a certify that a point of law of great and general importance was involved in their decision for the first defendant in the "DR Beauty" Gross Negligence Manslaughter case: HKSAR v Chow Heung Wing, Stephen [2022] HKCA 313 (Date of Decision: 23 February 2022)
HKSAR v Chow Heung Wing, Stephen  [2022] HKCA 313 Date of Decision: 23 February 2022 The Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in respect of the appeals of the first defendant (“D1”) and the second defendant (“D2”) against conviction and sentence for manslaughter by gross negligence. In doing so, the Court of Appeal refused the applications by D1 and D2 for leave to appeal against their conviction and dismissed their appeals against conviction but granted leav ...
APPEAL TO THE COURT OF APPEAL IN THE "DR BEAUTY" GROSS NEGLIGENCE MANSLAUGHTER CASE: HKSAR v CHOW HEUNG WING, STEPHEN AND CHAN KWUN CHUNG [2021] HKCA 1655 (Date of Judgment: 4 November 2021)
HKSAR v CHOW HEUNG WING, STEPHEN AND CHAN KWUN CHUNG [2021] HKCA 1655 Date of Judgment: 4 November 2021 The deceased, CHAN Yuen Lam, underwent a therapy treatment known as Cytokines Induced Killer cells (“CIK”) treatment launched by the DR Group. The “CIK” treatment involved the extraction, manipulation in a laboratory and reintroduction of blood taken. The deceased’s blood was extracted from her at a clinic of the DR Group and was processed at a laboratory c ...
DOCTOR JAILED FOR GROSS NEGLIGENCE MANSLAUGHTER OVER DEATH OF A LIPOSUCTION PATIENT: HKSAR v KWAN HAU CHI, VANESSA [2021] HKCFI 2978
Before:  Hon D’Almada Remedios J in Court Date of Reasons for Sentence: 4 October 2021 In 2014, Ms Lee Kar-ying Josephine (“P”) died following a liposuction procedure performed by a registered medical practitioner, the defendant (“D”), at the “Regrowth Hair Transplant Centre Ltd” on the 7th floor of No. 2 Carnarvon Road.  During the procedure, P was administered sedative drugs by D, who was only assisted by 2 receptionists and 2 beaut ...

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