A man whose face was chopped with a fruit knife is suing over humiliation he suffered as a result of being attacked in front of his father, a High Court writ says. Simon Hui Ka-kit is suing Cheung Wan, who was convicted of wounding with intent after pouncing on Mr Hui with a fruit knife while his victim stood chatting, the writ states. Mr Hui claims he was left with severe facial disfigurement, including asymmetry of his eyes and a drooping left eyebrow whenever he is tired or under pressure. The attack, in a flat in Tsim Sha Tsui on March 22, 1996, caused a deep chop wound 11cm long. Mr Cheung was subsequently jailed for two years, the writ states. Mr Hui was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where doctors decided his severed facial nerve could not be repaired. He was discharged 11 days later after further treatment at the Baptist Hospital but has a 'conspicuous pale flat scar' that stretches from his left cheekbone to his hairline, the writ says. Mr Hui has further claimed special damages for 'injuries to [his] pride' because the attack took place in front of his father. 'The defendant caused facial disfigurement to humiliate the plaintiff in the presence of his father, causing injuries to his pride and feelings.' Mr Hui is seeking damages for personal injuries and loss, aggravated damages, further relief, interest, and costs.