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Applying Medical Evidence from the Study of Aetiology to Causation in Law
Chiu Kwai Yuk v Lee Tak Wah and others [2022] HKDC 59
Chiu Kwa Yuk  for herself and on behalf of members of the family of Lee Chi Wai, deceased v Lee Tak Wah trading as Hatco Exhibition Production Company and Ascent Exhibition Design (Hong Kong) Limited and Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board  DCEC 2838/2017; [2022] HKDC 59 Date of Judgment: 27 January 2022 Facts This was an action for Employees’ Compensation. The deceased was employed for one day by the 1st Respondent, the sub-contractor of the 2nd Respondent, to ...
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  Policy Report of the World Health Organization: "COVID-19 and mandatory vaccination: Ethical considerat ...
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 ...

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