Man awarded 'substantial sum' in compensation following death of wife in hospital

A journalist has been awarded a substantial sum by the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong ten years after his wife died.

Martin Jacques received the compensation after a decade of campaigning for justice for his deceased wife, whom he believed was racially discriminated against while in hospital.

Mr Jacques believed that if his late wife Harinder Veriah, who was Malaysian-Indian, had been white then she would have received better treatment at Ruttonjee Hospital and would not have died.

Author of When China Rules the World and a Guardian columnist Mr Jacques told the newspaper: "The hospital authority settling is basically admitting that Hari’s treatment was indefensible. I fought to get hospital records and I started to get a picture of what happened and the picture was that her treatment was outrageous."

Earlier this month, the Daily Mirror reported that a friend of Prince Harry was seeking injury compensation after shattering his thigh in a car crash.

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