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12 judgments found.


Elberte v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2015
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR 005 (2015)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant’s husband died in a car accident. She saw her husband’s body when he was transported from the Forensic department. His legs were tied and he was buried like that. After two years, criminal inquiry into illegal removal of organs and tissues were ensued by the Police. The applicant was told that her husband …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Clinics, Disclosure, Emergency care, Examination, Health care technology, Health facilities, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Standard of care, Unauthorized treatment
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A.K. v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 33011/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

After giving birth to a child with Down syndrome, the Petitioner (a forty years old woman) alleged that she was denied adequate and timely medical care in the form of antenatal screening tests. She claimed that her doctor failed to refer her for proper prenatal testing in accordance with the medical protocols in place. According to …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Testing
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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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Petrova v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2014
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR 181 (2014)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant’s son at the age of 23 was in a car accident and sustained very serious injuries. He had to be operated on but his condition became worse after her surgery and he died. After a few months, she discovered that her son’s kidneys and spleen had been removed for organ transplantation after his …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Degrading treatment, Emergency care, Health facilities, Inhuman treatment, Patient choice, Public hospitals
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Epners-Gefners v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 37862/02
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life
Facts:

The applicant was arrested as he was suspected of committing aggravated robbery and thereafter convicted and sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment. The Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the first instance court. The Senate of the Supreme Court further dismissed the appeal of the applicant. The Jelgava Court ordered his …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment
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Jasinskis v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 45744/08
Facts:

The applicant, Mr. Aleksandrs Jasinskis filed an application against the respondent, the Republic of Latvia after the applicant’s son had died in police custody. He filed the application under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Article 34 provides a right to victims whose rights have been violated …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Freedom from Torture and Cruel, Health care and health services, Inhuman, prisons, Right to Health, Right to Life
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Case 2009-69-03

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court (Latvijas Republikas Satversmes tiesa)
Citation: Case No. 2009-69-03
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The claimants, two prisoners, alleged a violation of their constitutional rights under Article 111 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia (the “Constitution”) based on the failure of the Government to provide adequate diet and nutrition to protect their right to health. In 2006, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia (the …Read more

Tags: Custody, Detainee, Detention, Diet, Food, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Malnutrition, Prison conditions
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Case A42561808

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Facts:

G.Z., the applicant, was diagnosed with type 1 Gaucher’s disease. The only treatment is a medication, Imiglucerase, which was not in the list of the State Reimbursed Medicines but is on the European Medicines Agency list of registered medicines. G.Z. brought a claim to fully compensate the purchase costs (LVL 81,900) of the medication against …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement
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Case 2009-12-03

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant, G.Z. was diagnosed with Gaucher’s disease at the age of three. Gaucher’s disease was a rare disease which can only be successfully treated with the drug Cerezyme. If the disease was not treated, it could result in early death. G.Z’s parents claimed 100% reimbursement of the purchase costs of Cerezyme on G.Z’s behalf. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Children, Disabled, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Case 42755708

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: District Court of Administrative Cases
Citation: A02405-10/18
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Plaintiff bought 13 packs of Sprycel, also known as desatinib, during the year and sought reimbursement for their costs. A local university hospital doctors council concluded that the Plaintiff would not survive without Sprycel treatment. According to the law of Latvia, the Plaintiff was reimbursed up to LVL 10 000 for his purchase of …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pricing, Reimbursement
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Case 2008-48-01

Country: Latvia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Case No. 2008-48-01, Latvia (2008)
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff argued that the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia, Sec. 74 (2)(the “impugned regulation”) which prohibited convicted persons in solitary confinement from having walks violated his constitutional right to health.  In April 2009, the parliament had amended the impuged regulation, allowing for daily  one-hour walks, but such amendment was not set to come into …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions, Seclusion, Solitary confinement, Torture
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Lavents v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 58442/00 (November 28, 2002)
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

L, who was a Latvian national, was the former chairman of the supervisory board of Latvia’s largest bank. The bank went into liquidation, causing severe damage to the national economy and the financial ruin of many. L was suspected of the offence of sabotage for having authorized the transfer of approximately 139 million euros, more …Read more

Tags: Detainee, Detention, Prison conditions
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