85 judgments found.

Beverly T. Peters v. St. Joseph Services Corporation d/b/a St. Joseph Health System, et al.

Country: United States
Year: 2015
Court: United States District Court Southern District of Texas Houston Division
Citation: Civil Action No. 4:14-CV-2872
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

Peters, the plaintiff, brought a class action against St. Joseph Services Corporation for damages after a data breach of St. Joseph’s computer network. While purchasing health care services, Peters had provided her personally identifiable and protected health information to St. Joseph, including her name, social security number, birthdate, address, medical records, and bank information. In …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Electronic health information, Electronic health records, Health facilities, Health records, Medical records, Notification
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Hopkins v. Kay

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: [2015] O.J. No. 751
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

A class of approximately 280 individuals whose medical records were improperly accessed by hospital staff filed suit against the hospital employees. The class alleged that the breaches the staff caused and the hospital’s failure to monitor and implement policies to protect the information led to a breach under the common law tort of intrusion upon …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Electronic health information, Electronic health records, Health data, Health records, Medical records, Public hospitals
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H v. Fetal Assessment Centre

Country: South Africa
Year: 2014
Court: Constitutional Court of South Africa
Citation: (CCT 74/14) [2014] ZACC 34
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The mother of the applicant, who was born in 2008 with Down Syndrome instituted a claim on his behalf for damages against the Fetal Assessment Centre. Her son was born in 2008 with Down syndrome. She claimed that the Centre negligently failed to warn her of the high risk that her child would be born …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Awareness, Child development, Children, Compensation, Confidentiality, Damages, Diagnostics, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Examination, Health care technology, Informed choice, Minor, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Tort
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Konovalova v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 37873/04, § 1, ECHR 2014
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to privacy
Facts:

Ms. Konovalova, a Russian citizen, experienced contractions due to her pregnancy and was taken to S. M. Kirov Military Medical Academy Hospital. After she was admitted to the gynecology ward, she was given a booklet issued by the hospital that contained a notice stating, “We ask you to respect the fact that medical treatment in …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Confidentiality, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Disclosure, Health care professionals, Health facilities, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-pecuniary damage, Notification, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals
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L.H. v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 52019/07
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant gave birth by Caesarean section in the Cesis District Central Hospital (Cesis Hospital) in 1997. The surgeon conducting the Caesarean section performed a tubal ligation (surgical contraception) without the applicant’s consent. The applicant commenced civil proceedings against the hospital to recover damages for the unauthorized procedure. Ultimately, in December 2006, the applicant’s claim …Read more

Tags: Caesarian, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Forced sterilization, Health records, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Medical records, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, Notification, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Radu v. The Republic of Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 50073/07
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The plaintiff was a lecturer at the Police Academy in Moldova. In 2003, she became pregnant through artificial insemination. Due to her increased risk of miscarriage, a doctor at the No. 7 Center for Family Doctors (“the CFD”), a state-owned hospital, ordered her hospitalization. This extended hospitalization caused her to be absent from work. The …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health data, Health records, In vitro fertilization, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Secrecy
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Logan v. Hong

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Citation: 2013 BCCA 249
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health information, Medicines
Facts:

The plaintiff qualified for a class action suit and sought to gather members to the class. The class action was filed for physical harm suffered by patients who were injected with a cosmetic facial filler called Dermalive manufactured by Dermatech, Intradermal Distribution Inc., and Vivier Pharma Inc. The plaintiff proposed to directly notify class members …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Drug enforcement, Drug quality, Drug safety, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health records, Manufacturing, Medical records, Pharmaceuticals
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P. and S. v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 57375/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicants were a Polish girl who was raped at the age of 14, resulting in pregnancy, and her mother. The applicants alleged that, when they sought an abortion, which is legal under Polish law for pregnancy resulting from rape, hospital staff attempted to dissuade the girl from having an abortion. At one hospital, she …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Confidentiality, Conscientious objection, Counseling, Disclosure, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Parental consent, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Rape, Secrecy, Sexual abuse, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy
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Peter Mule Muthungu (suing as administrator and Personal representative of thereafter Estate of Jane Mueningui) v. Kenyatta National Hospital

Country: Kenya
Year: 2013
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Civil Suit 364 of 2007
Health Topics: Health information, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

As the administrator of the deceased’s estate, the plaintiff sought the medical records of the deceased from the defendant hospital. The plaintiff had separately filed a medical negligence suit against the defendant. The plaintiff and his counsel determined that the hospital records, which related to the deceased’s treatment before death, were necessary for the negligence …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Duty of care, Freedom of information, Health data, Health records, Medical records, Negligence
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Gillberg v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41723/06; [2010] ECHR 1676
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant is a 50-year old professor specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, at the University of Gothenburg. A neuropsychiatry research project, the Gothenburg Study, focusing on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children was carried out from 1977 to 1992 at the University of Gothenburg. The researchers assured “the children’s parents and later to the …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health data, Health information, Health records, Non-disclosure, Secrecy
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