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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.

Patient safety: an interview with Denise Chaffer

24 November 2016

Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety and Learning at the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA), has shared her personal reflections on patient safety and the NHS LA’s aims regarding patient safety with Kennedys’ Healthcare Partner, Christopher Malla.

Healthcare Brief November 2016

23 November 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Healthcare Brief.

Healthcare Brief November 2016: market insights

23 November 2016

A summary of key developments including the small claims track limit, fixed recoverable costs, safer maternity care, healthcare safety investigations, AvMA patient safety proposals, guidance on consent for treatment and the government’s cyber security strategy.

Patient safety: the role of inquests in Hong Kong

13 October 2016

We review the part played by inquests in improving patient safety in Hong Kong and set out examples of recommendations made at inquests to promote safe practices.

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