City Digest

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 22 June, 2012, 12:00am


Woman sues dentist, HKU and hospital over cancer

A woman whose diagnosis of tongue cancer was delayed for a year, during which it progressed from stage one to four, is suing her dentist, Dr John Lo, the Prince Philip Dental Hospital and the University of Hong Kong for compensation in the Court of First Instance. The court was told Yam Yuen-lai consulted Lo at the hospital in 2000 because of pain in her mouth. She was referred to Queen Mary Hospital for an MRI scan of her tongue. The image was sent to the dental hospital within a month, but it was not passed on to Lo. Yam's cancer was not found until she visited the dentist about a year later, the court heard. Yam was earlier granted permission to sue the dental hospital despite the statutory deadline having passed, and to add the university as a defendant after the hospital denied responsibility and said the delay was caused by an administrative error by the university. The hearing continues.

Appeal for information on missing American

Police appealed for information on a missing American national, Brooks Gregory Winston, 49. His wife, a local, called police on Sunday when he disappeared after visiting a temple in Sung Shan New Village, Yuen Long, that morning. About 1.7 metres tall, 76 kilos and bald, he was wearing a yellow and green T-shirt, white shorts, white socks and white slippers. Anyone with information can call 2860 1045 or 9886 0034.

Window cleaner falls 17 floors to his death

A 38-year-old man fell about 17 floors to his death when one side of a window-cleaning gondola at the top of the Royal Garden hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East suddenly dropped.

Inflation down and tipped to keep falling

Inflation fell slightly last month. The year-on-year composite consumer price index for May was 4.3 per cent, down from 4.7 per cent in April. A government spokesman said inflation was expected to fall further.