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English court decision: Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 -
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom finds that receptionists at A&E departments owe a tortious duty of care to patients not to provide inaccurate/ misleading information regarding waiting times
Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 Facts: A 26 year-old man Michael Darnley sought assistance at an Accident and Emergency (“A&E”) department in a hospital in the United Kingdom which was managed by the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust after he was struck on the head by an unknown assailant. The receptionist informed Darnley that he would have to wait up to 4-5 hours before someone could attend to him. However, the usual practice of the A&E Depart ...
Hong Kong court decision: Lam Wing Hei & another v Hospital Authority
A baby’s negligence claim against the Hospital Authority for failing to inform her mother at the time of the pregnancy of the baby’s chromosomal defect and the associated risk of disabilities was barred by statute and not permitted by common law
Lam Wing Hei and Lam Tsz Kiu v Hospital Authority [2018] 2 HKLRD 1441 The Hong Kong Court of First Instance recently held in the case of Lam Wing Hei and Lam Tsz Kiu v Hospital Authority [2018] 2 HKLRD 1441 that, even if the Hospital Authority failed to advise the mother (the second plaintiff) of the material risk of the baby being born seriously deformed so that she might consider having an abortion, the baby (the first plaintiff) would not have a valid negligence claim for compensation agai ...
法律學者倡改強制入院制 增保障精神病者 (Chinese article)
Date: 4 Sep, 2017 Publisher: Ming Pao Hyperlink: https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20170904/s00002/1504462334707
Daisy Cheung Interviewed on Compulsory Mental Health Treatment in Hong Kong
Date: 4 Sep, 2017 Publisher: HKU Legal Scholarship Blog The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law (CMEL) hosted a two-day conference (25-26 August 2017) on compulsory mental health treatment in Hong Kong and the way forward.  The conference featured philosophical, human rights, legal and medical perspectives.  The speakers included a judge from the United Kingdom, medical practitioners and academics from the UK, New Zealand, the United States, and Hong Kong.  The confere ...
Mental health patients should have more rights to refuse treatment, senior judge suggests.
Date: 29 Aug, 2017 Publisher: The Telegraph Hyperlink: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/29/mental-health-patients-should-have-rights-refuse-treatment-senior/ 
胎兒的特殊法律地位 (Chinese article)
Author: Terry Kaan (簡尚恆)   Date: 5 Jun, 2017   Hyperlink: https://news.mingpao.com/pns/%E8%A7%80%E9%BB%9E/article/20170605/s00012/1496599544337/%E7%B0%A1%E5%B0%9A%E6%81%86-%E8%83%8E%E5%85%92%E7%9A%84%E7%89%B9%E6%AE%8A%E6%B3%95%E5%BE%8B%E5%9C%B0%E4%BD%8D

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