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Procedure new to doctors, court told

Dr Wong Sui-to was one of two surgeons operating on Medwin. Photo: Dickson Lee

The senior anaesthesiologist involved in surgery on a teenager who later died has admitted asking doctors inexperienced in tracheotomy to perform the emergency operation on the boy.

Wednesday, 3 April, 2013, 4:22am

Mother told fatal surgery was safe

Cheung Chee-keung (left) and Cheng Miu-wah at the inquest into the death of their son Cheung Yui-ting at Eastern Court. Photo: Edward Wong

The mother of a teenage boy who died after neck surgery had been told the operation was "almost zero" risk by medics days before.

Cheng Miu-wah, 43, told the inquest into her son's death that she now doubted whether he needed the operation at all, due to conflicting medical opinions.

26 Mar 2013 - 4:50am

Open verdict in death of inmate badly beaten by guards

A jury in the Coroner's Court has ruled the death of a Taiwanese prisoner three years ago remained suspicious but was unable to say what exactly caused it.

The five-member jury reached a unanimous decision yesterday on the death of Chen Chu-nan, who died after being admitted to the Correctional Services Department's Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre in 2009.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:47am

Policeman's fatal bridge fall ruled accidental

The death of a policeman who fell off the rain-soaked roof of a footbridge during a farmer's protest was an accident, an inquest jury ruled yesterday, exactly a year after the incident.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Senior fireman's death was accident, jury finds

A senior fireman sent to tackle a blaze at a Cheung Sha Wan factory in March last year died by accident, an inquest ruled yesterday.

A jury of five returned the unanimous verdict after about 11/2 hours of deliberation at the Coroner's Court. They said Yeung Chun-kit, 47, died when extreme conditions caused him to have a heart attack. The ruling ended a seven-day inquest.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Family of cleaner to receive HK$500,000

The family of a cleaner who was killed by a falling gate on May 5 will receive at least HK$500,000 from her employer for living and education expenses. The family, meanwhile, has appealed to witnesses to contact police before the case goes to the Coroner's Court.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Day 32

Constable Tsui Po-ko's mother, Cheung Wai-mei, was questioned in the Coroner's Court regarding HK$200,000 she received from her son in October 2004.

Tsui's wife, Li Po-ling, applied to the inquest not to give evidence.


17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Only trained people would know how to remove gun, says sergeant

Only those trained in the technique would know how to pull a revolver from a police officer's holster, the Coroner's Court was told yesterday.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Some wait hours to be sure of a seat

Demand for entry at yesterday's inquest was high, with some journalists showing up hours before the hearing began to ensure they secured one of the limited number of seats.

The expected high turnout by members of the public did not materialise, however, and several of the 30 seats reserved for them were given to reporters.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

'Loud drilling' caused absence

John Fang Meng-sang apologised to the Coroner's Court yesterday for his absence the previous day. He said he did not hear his home phone and mobile ringing because of loud drilling next door.

4 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Police lost, damaged dead model's belongings, court told

Some of model Annie Pang Chor-ying's belongings were missing or damaged after they were returned to her family by the police following the end of the investigation into her death.

Pang's elder sister, Pang Ngor, told the Coroner's Court yesterday that police seized two boxes of the model's pictures in October 1999, a year after her skeleton was found.

22 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Nurse tells coroner of collapse in private clinic

Woman, 70, passed out and died after receiving local anaesthetic for surgery

A 70-year-old woman passed out shortly after the start of an operation to remove fat from her abdomen and later died, a coroner was told yesterday.

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Model's family to fight for a hearing

Sisters angry after Coroner's Court says it will not open a new inquiry into death

Family of late model Annie Pang Chor-ying have vowed to continue their fight after the Coroner's Court decided not to reopen inquiries into her death.

'We are very disappointed,' C.C. Pang, the younger sister of the dead woman, said yesterday.

10 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Officers present when fireman died in sewer

Three higher-ranking fire officers were present when firefighter Cheung Chun-wai died trying to rescue a man from a Shau Kei Wan sewer last year, the Coroner's Court heard yesterday.

1 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Father stabbed himself after killing: doctor

Li Pak-sum stayed with the bodies of his wife and two daughters for around four hours before stabbing himself in the stomach and dialling 999, a forensic expert told the Coroner's Court yesterday.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am