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Causation in claims for negligent management of labour: discussion of what does not amount to a “material contribution”

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.

Hong Kong Medical Law Brief - December 2016 edition

02 December 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.

Looking to the e-future – sharing medical records online

02 December 2016

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.

Patient safety: the role of inquests in Hong Kong

02 December 2016

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.

Catastrophic injury cases: the road to effective rehabilitation management

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.

Causation in claims for negligent management of labour: discussion of what does not amount to a “material contribution”

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.

Hong Kong Medical Law Brief - December 2016 edition

02 December 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.

Looking to the e-future – sharing medical records online

02 December 2016

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.

Patient safety: the role of inquests in Hong Kong

02 December 2016

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.

Catastrophic injury cases: the road to effective rehabilitation management

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.