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21 judgments found.


Vasileva v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2016
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 23796/10
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant suffered from cancer and underwent mastectomy of her left breast. After two years, she experienced pain in the left side of her chest. After undergoing two bone scintigraphies, a pathological uptake of radioactive tracer was found in her sixth rib. A computerized tomography showed metastasis in the eighth and the ninth rib contrary …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cancer, Diagnostics, Examination, Health care technology, Testing
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DIMITAR SHOPOV v. BULGARIA

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2013
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: CASE OF DIMITAR SHOPOV v. BULGARIA (Application no. 17253/07)
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant, a Bulgarian National, lodged a claim against the Republic of Bulgaria alleging that its authorities had failed to effectively investigate an assault against him by private individuals. The applicant was involved in a fight between several people on 1 May 1991 in which he was stabbed, admitted to hospital and underwent an urgent …Read more

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Daskalovi v Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2013] ECHR 27915/06
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
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Stanev v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 36760/06
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

S, an adult male diagnosed with schizophrenia, lived for many years with his half-sister and step-mother, his closest living relatives, before they applied in 2000 to the Ruse Regional Court to have S declared legally incapacitated. The court declared S only partially incapacitated. S’s family refused to accept guardianship for S, and the court instead …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diet, Examination, Food, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Incapacity, Incompetence, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Low income, Malnutrition, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Paranoia, Poor, Psychiatry, Psychology, Schizophrenia, Social security
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S.V.P. v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 31/2011; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/53/D/31/2011
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

A mother brought a case on behalf of her daughter who was suffering affective disorder for having been a victim of an act of sexual violence in 2004, when she was seven years old. In 2006, the indictment against the perpetrator was issued. After two years, and in less than two months, the court approved …Read more

Tags: Assault, Molestation, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Hristozov and Others v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application Nos. 47039/11 and 358/12
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicants had terminal cancer, and all had either tried forms of conventional medicine (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy) or obtained a medical opinion that these treatments would not work for their illness. They then approached a private client in Sofia where they were told about an experimental anti-cancer product in development by …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Cancer, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Experimental treatment, Informed choice, Non-communicable diseases, Patient choice, Tertiary care
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Case of Hristozov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 47039/11 and 358/12
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicants were all terminally ill cancer patients (four of them died since the filing of the application). They were unsuccessful in trying to find a cure and tried many conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy. Thereafter they approached a private clinic in Sofia and found out that an anti-cancer experimental product …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Experimental treatment, Health facilities
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Case 183

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2011
Court: Commission for Protection against Discrimination
Citation: Decision No 183/02.08.2010 of five-member expanded panel of the Commission for Protection against Discrimination under Case File No 146/2009 as per docket of CPD
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Cancer, Pharmaceuticals
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Case 115

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2011
Court: Commission for Protection against Discrimination in Republic of Bulgaria
Citation: CPAD. 2011. Judgment No. 115.
Health Topics: Disabilities
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The complaint was brought by Zoya Trifonova, in her capacity as chairperson for the foundation “Center for Hope” against ‘Metropolitan’ EAD, an entity owned by Sofia municipality and administrator of the city’s metro rail services. The construction of the metro station ‘Sofia University’ hindered the access of persons with disabilities to use public transportation. Trifonova’s …Read more

Tags: Blind, Disabled, Handicapped, Physically challenged
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Case 508

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Cassation
Citation: SCC Decision № 508, dated June 18th, 2010, on civil case № 1411/2009, 3d Civil Division, Civil College
Health Topics: Medical malpractice
Facts:

The plaintiff had undergone surgery on April 13, 1999. On November 26, 2001, during preoperative procedures for a subsequent surgery, the doctors diagnosed her, preoperatively, with hydronephrosis, or water in the kidney, which is usually caused by an obstruction of free flow of urine from the kidney. During her procedure, the doctors identified silk catguts, …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Negligence
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European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2009
Court: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Complaint No 48/2008
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) brought a complaint alleging that the 2006 and 2008 amendments to Bulgaria’s Social Assistance Act of 1998 (‘the Act’) violated Article 13(1) of the RESC, taken alone or in conjunction with the non-discrimination provisions of Article E. Prior to these amendments, entitlement to social assistance benefits under the Act …Read more

Tags: Employment, Health insurance, Health regulation, Indigenous groups, Social security
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Case 211

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2008
Court: Върховен касационен съд (Vǎrhoven kasatsionen sǎd) [Supreme Court of Cassation]
Citation: Decision No. 211 on Case No. 6087/2007
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Plaintiff, T.D.Z., complained that the Bulgarian Ministry of Health failed to carry out the necessary procurement procedure for Zoladex, a cancer medication, for the period of 1 January 2004 to 1 March 2005. During this period, the plaintiff, a high-risk cancer patient, was essentially deprived of a key part of her treatment. As a …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cancer, Compensation, Damages, Inadequate treatment, Non-pecuniary damage
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Case 1160

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court of Cassation
Citation: SCC. Decision No. 1160, dated December 16th, 2008 of the Supreme Court of Cassation on civil case No. 3373/2007, 3d Civil Division, Civil College
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Facts:

The appellants sued the defendant hospital for their son’s death; they alleged that their son died three months after his birth due to the hospital’s wrongful acts and omissions in the administration of his treatment. The Appellate Court found that medical malpractice had not been established; the child’s death was neither due to medical malpractice …Read more

Tags: Child mortality, Children, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Infant health, Infant mortality, Minor, Negligence, Pediatric health, Tort
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Dodov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Dodov v. Bulg., App. No. 59548/00, 47 Eur. H.R. Rep. 41 (2008).
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant, Mr. Dodov is a Bulgarian national. His mother, Mrs. Stoyanova, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and disappeared from a state-owned nursing home and was never found. Efforts by applicant to bring criminal and civil proceedings against the hospital staff for negligence in causing the disappearance of his mother did not yield results. Relying on Article …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Elderly, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Nursing home, Older persons, Remedies, Senior citizens, Standard of care, Tort
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Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2008
Court: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Complaint No. 41/2007
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The Mental Disability Advocacy Center (‘MDAC’) alleged that Bulgaria was violating Article 17(2) (right to free education for children) alone and in conjunction with Article E (non-discrimination) of the Revised European Social Charter (the ‘Charter’) because Bulgaria was not educating children with moderate to profound intellectual disabilities living in homes for mentally disabled children (‘HMDCs’). MDAC claimed that until 2002, children with moderate to …Read more

Tags: Children, Mental disability, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Minor
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Case 209

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2007
Court: Sofia Court of Appeal
Citation: Decision No. 209 on Case No. 161/2007
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case has been affirmed on appeal to the Supreme Court of Cassation. The Plaintiff was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. As part of her treatment, she was prescribed hormone medication and received a mastectomy. At one point, she was prescribed Zoladex, which which causes temporary cessation of ovarian function. . Although prescribed this medication, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Hormone therapy, Hunger strike, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Second-line treatment, Suicide, Tertiary care
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Case 572 (T.D.Z. Case)

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2006
Court: Sofia City Court
Citation: Sofia CC 2006 - Decision No. 572. 1st instance of T.D.Z. Case
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

T.D.Z. suffered from cancer and was prescribed an active treatment in 1998, which obtained good results. In 2002, T.D.Z. required chemical injections in order to induce binding menopause after which she was required to take hormone replacements. The Ministry of Health, however, was unable to provide T.D.Z. with the injections (Zodalex®) for April and May …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Budget, Cancer, Compensation, Cruel treatment, Damages, Depression, Employment, Essential medicines, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Inadequate treatment, Inhuman treatment, Non-pecuniary damage, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Staykov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2006
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 49438/99
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant was arrested. He was charged with murder of an 81 year old. He was detained. All his applications for release were denied before and after his conviction. He stated that the case against him was weak, there was no risk of flight and his health was deteriorating. He was finally released on bail. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health facilities, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Tuberculosis
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Mihailov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 52367/99
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant was diagnosed with asbestosis and various other pulmonary diseases by the Labour-Expert Medical Commission (LEMC) in November of 1989. The Commission determined that the applicant qualified for second-degree disability. After a deterioration of the applicant’s health, in December of 1997, the LEMC categorized the applicant’s disability as first degree without the need for …Read more

Tags: Asbestos, Disabled, Examination
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M.C. v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 39272/98
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to privacy
Facts:

MC is a Bulgarian national born in 1980, who alleged that she was raped separately by two men, A and P, when she was 14 years old, within their car and within the home of a relative of theirs. MC had and tried to refuse and push the men away. The next morning MC went …Read more

Tags: Assault, Child development, Minor, Pediatric health, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence
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Varbanov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 31365/96, Eur. Ct. H.R. 457 (2000).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Applicant was accused of being mentally ill and dangerous. The District Prosecutor’s Office opened an inquiry. A police officer heard the applicant, who allegedly presented a document issued by a psychiatrist certifying that he was mentally fit. Later applicant refused an invitation by the prosecutor to undergo psychiatric examination therefore he was forcefully detained at …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory testing, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Paranoia, Psychiatry
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