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5 judgments found.


Vilnes and Ors. v. Norway

Country: Norway
Year: 2013
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 52806/09 and 22703/10)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants were five Norwegian nationals, a Swedish national and an Icelandic national. The applicants developed health problems such as obstructive lung diseases and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and became disabled. This had happened as a result of their deep diving jobs. They alleged that the working conditions and compromising safety had lead to …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Lung disease, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Rt 2011 s 1433

Country: Norway
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Employment and Social Welfare Department v A ( Case No. HR-2011-2072-A)
Health Topics: Health information, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

A doctor was ordered to disclose the medical records of 12 patients, including the plaintiff. The doctor appealed the order to the Labor and Welfare Agency, which rejected the appeal. The plaintiff appealed the same order, but was also rejected since the order was not an “individual decision” making the plaintiff deemed to not be …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure
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Rt 2011 s 666

Country: Norway
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Ref. HR-2011-2325-A
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

On the basis of information from A’s family, A’s primary physician requested that A be hospitalized as soon as possible at the Buskerud hospital. A’s primary physician was told by the physician at Buskerud hospital that in order for compulsory admission to occur A had to have been examined by an independent doctor within the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health facilities, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals
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Bergens Tidende & Ors. v. Norway

Country: Norway
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 26132/95, 31 Eur. H.R. Rep. 16 (2001).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

A plastic surgeon, Dr R., brought defamation proceedings against a major Norwegian newspaper, Bergens Tidende, as well as against the newspaper’s former editor-in-chief and a journalist employed at the paper. Dr. R. claimed that the applicants had published a series of articles recounting complaints of dissatisfied patients that portrayed his care and follow-up treatment as …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Confidentiality, Freedom of information, Inappropriate treatment
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Johansen v. Norway

Country: Norway
Year: 1996
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case No. 24/1995/530/616, August 7, 1996
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life
Facts:

Johansen (J) gave birth to a son, C, in 1977 when she was seventeen years old and they became dependent on social assistance. From 1980 onwards she cohabited with a man who was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for drug offences in 1983 and who mistreated her and C. The welfare authorities assisted J on …Read more

Tags: Alcohol, Child development, Children, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, Drug abuse, Drug use, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor, Substance abuse
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