The Medical Council of Hong Kong has postponed the announcement of its verdict on the death of a baby born to former TVB actress Eugina Lau Mie-kuen and singer Peter Cheung in 2005, as some members of the panel hearing the case had to attend Mother’s Day celebrations on Sunday, Apple Daily reported Monday.
An initial ruling was already available after eight hours of discussion on Sunday, but the council decided to put it off as a full report had to be prepared, council chairwoman Felice Lieh-Mak was quoted as saying.
The two attending doctors, obstetrician Choi Ming-yan and pediatrician Wan Kam-ming, were charged with several cases of negligent misconduct.
Choi was accused of having told the couple that the baby was ready to be born and proceeded to administer amniotic pressure on Lau without informing her of the risks at the St. Teresa Hospital on February 18, 2005. Wan was accused of having misjudged the situation and failing to transfer the baby to the intensive care unit of the public hospital.
The baby boy died 26 days later due to head injury, brain hemorrhage and organ failure, the report said.
Lau and Cheung said they were disappointed the ruling had to be postponed, saying they had been waiting for justice for the past nine years.
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