02 December 2016
A claim failed on causation where a child who suffered at least 39 minutes of acute profound hypoxia immediately before his birth, resulting in brain damage, could only establish that there had been a three-minute sub-standard delay, which had no impact on his mental ability or capacity.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.
The Government’s Electronic Health Record Sharing System (eHRSS) commenced operation on 13 March 2016, providing a platform for medical record sharing between public and private healthcare organisations. eHRSS has the potential to improve the efficiency of medical practice but, in view of the sensitive nature of the health data collected, stored and shared, doctors must take care to manage the associated risks of online record sharing.
We review the part played by inquests in improving patient care in Hong Kong and set out examples of recommendations made at inquests to promote safe practices.
01 December 2016
Rehabilitation is now a well-established part of serious injury claims handling. Whilst a collaborative process is still the desired gold standard, the reality is that various opportunist behaviours have developed as parties have sought to exploit rehabilitation for claim purposes.