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22 judgments found.


Poland v. Council of the European Union

Country: Poland
Year: 2016
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: C-358/14
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Tobacco
Facts:

Pursuant to Article 7 and Article 9 of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the European Union passed Directive 2014/40 to regulate tobacco products. The Directive required cigarette packs to include graphic images of diseased human organs and banned menthol cigarettes. It also regulated electronic or “e-cigarettes” by limiting the amount of nicotine they could …Read more

Tags: Health regulation, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Z v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 46132/08
Health Topics: Health information, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant’s pregnant daughter died in 2004 of septic shock at Barlicki Hospital in Poland. The applicant alleged her daughter’s death was caused by negligence and filed claims under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“Convention”) for violation of her daughter’s rights to life under Article 2, to freedom from …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Conscientious objection, Degrading treatment, Disclosure, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Medical records, Negligence, Pregnancy; Termination of pregnancy, Standard of care
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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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R.R. v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 27617/04, Eur. Ct. H.R. Rep. 648 (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant Ms. R.R., a Polish citizen, brought an action against the then Malopolska Regional Medical Insurance Fund and Dr. S.B. for failure to perform timely prenatal examinations and allow her the possibility of deciding whether to terminate her pregnancy with the conditions provided by law for the malformation of her child (Turner syndrome). The …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Family planning, Genetic disease, Health care technology, Health funding, Health regulation, Inhuman treatment, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Torture
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R.R. v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 27617/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case concerned access to timely prenatal examinations in order to make an informed decision whether or not to continue with a pregnancy. During her eighteenth week of pregnancy, RR’s doctor told her that her fetus might be affected by a malformation. RR informed her doctor that if further tests confirmed the malformation, she would …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Degrading treatment, Diagnostics, Examination, Family planning, Humiliating treatment, Late-term abortion, Partial birth abortion, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Viability
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Hajol v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Hajol v. Poland, Application No. 1127/06, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2010).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant, Pawel Hajol, had been suffering from several illnesses including diabetes, arterial hypertension, and cirrhosis of the liver when he was arrested in 2004 for attempting to influence a trial during the exercise of his function as a prosecutor. The District Court of Krakow placed the applicant in provisional detention while authorities gathered evidence. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Liver disease, Noncommunicable diseases
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Kozak v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 13102/02, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2010).
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to housing
Facts:

A homosexual man claimed that his sexual orientation had been the single ground on which Polish courts had denied him the right to succeed to the tenancy of a flat in which he had lived with his partner. The applicant believed he had been refused the status of a person who had remained in actual …Read more

Tags: Gay, Homosexual, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation
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Case III SA/Kr 148/10

Country: Poland
Year: 2010
Court: Wojewódzki Sąd Administracyjny w Krakowie [Voivodeship Administrative Court – Krakow]
Citation: Case file No. III SA/Kr 148/10
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff lost his unemployed person status for three months due to his failure to appear at the Labor office on an appointed date and for not providing a reason afterwards for his missed appointment. He missed the appointment because he was confused about the appointment date. Losing his unemployment status resulted in him losing …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Employment, Health insurance, Health regulation
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Slawomir Musial v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 28300/06
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a Polish national, alleged a violation of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”) based on inadequate medical care during his detention in various Polish detention centers, as well as the overcrowding and poor conditions in those same facilities. In April of 2005, the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Suicide
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Frankowicz v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 53025/99
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Frankowicz worked as a gynecologist preparing medical reports at clients’ request. He wrote a report on the long-term treatment of one of his patients in which it was noted that the client was suffering from chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis. Furthermore, Frankowicz wrote that the client’s previous doctor “had failed to take the actions [necessary] for …Read more

Tags: Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Notification
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Case SK 16/071

Country: Poland
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Tribunal
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information
Facts:

The complainant’s principle allegation was that the portion of Article 52(2) of the Code of Medical Ethics (the “Code”) that read “a physician shall not discredit another physician publicly in any way whatsoever” violated the freedom of expression guaranteed in Article 54 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland (the “Constitution”). The complainant was …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment
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Case VII SA/Wa 424/08

Country: Poland
Year: 2008
Court: The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw [Wojewódzki Sąd Administracyjny w Warszawie]
Citation: Case File No. VII SA/Wa 424/08
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Facts:

The plaintiff’s son had a congenital heart defect and sought surgery at University Hospital in M , which was outside of Poland.  The plaintiff applied to the Polish National Health Fund to pay for the treatment. While awaiting the decision of the President of the National Health Fund, the plaintiff had the surgery performed. As …Read more

Tags: Health insurance, Health regulation, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement
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Tysiąc v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 5410/03, 45 Eur. H.R. Rep. 42 (2007).
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant alleged a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the Convention when she had been refused a therapeutic abortion considered legal under the Family Planning Act of Poland–when the pregnancy is thought to endanger the mother’s life, as was the case here. Applicant suffered from severe myopia and …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Childbirth, Criminalization, Damages, Degrading treatment, Disabled, Emergency care, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Negligence, Physically challenged, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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Case VII SA/Wa 185/07

Country: Poland
Year: 2007
Court: Voivodeship Administrative Court - Warsaw
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

On August 2006, the Director of the Voivodeship Branch of the National Health Fund rejected the application of the plaintiffs for the reimbursement of the costs incurred during the plaintiff’s in vitro fertilization procedure. The plaintiffs had neither obtained a physician’s referral for the in vitro treatment nor filed an application with the Director of …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Diagnostics, Examination, Fertility, Health care technology, Health funding, Health insurance, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pregnancy, Reimbursement, Social security
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Byrzykowski v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 11562/05
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant, a Polish national, claimed violations of Articles 2 (right to life) and 6 (timely investigation) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) when he was unable to convince authorities to investigate potential mistreatment of his wife, who fell into a coma and died during labor after receiving an epidural. Following the wife’s death, …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health regulation, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Pregnancy, Primary care, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Case I A Ca 1266/05

Country: Poland
Year: 2006
Court: Appellate Court - Poznań
Citation: Case File No. I A Ca 1266/05 (May 23, 2006)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Since 1999, plaintiff Teaching Hospital and defendant National Healthcare Fund entered into contracts that committed the National Healthcare Fund to finance the obstetric pathology services provided by Teaching Hospital. The contracts between the plaintiff and defendant contained a maximum annual amount that the National Healthcare Fund would finance for the subsequent year, however due to …Read more

Tags: Budget, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Reimbursement, Tertiary care
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Mazowiecki Regional Health Fund v. Healthcare Institution in Z

Country: Poland
Year: 2004
Court: Appellate Court - Warsaw
Citation: Mazowiecki Regional Health Fund v. Healthcare Institution in Z, Case No. I ACa 1/04 2004, Appellate Court (1st Civil Div.)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Facts:

The dispute concerned the correct interpretation of healthcare statutes. In December of 1988, the Healthcare Institution in Z (the plaintiff) contracted with the Mazowiecki Regional Health Fund (the defendant) to provide healthcare benefits. (The defendant was an entity charged under the Act on Universal Health Insurance (the “Act”) to carry out certain obligations arising from the …Read more

Tags: Budget, Emergency care, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Case III CK 546/03

Country: Poland
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Facts:

The plaintiff, a hospital, entered into an agreement for in-patient healthcare service with the defendant, a regional health fund. The contract did not include a provision that the services provided by the Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit (“ICU”) be contracted separately, but did provide that the amount to be paid by the defendant constituted the …Read more

Tags: Emergency care, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health regulation, Reimbursement
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Worwa v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 26624/95; (2003) 43 EHRR 35
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

Between 1993 and 1998, the applicant was accused of multiple offenses, including preventing her neighbors from accessing a track to the housing estate, inciting her two daughters to attack their neighbor physically and verbally, threatening her neighbor with a shovel, and doing unauthorized renovation work. In conjunction with the proceedings in the cases against the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory examination, Forced examination, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary examination, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory examination, Mental competence, Mental illness, Mental institution
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Nitecki v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 65653/01
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant Mr. Zdzislaw Nitecki was a Polish national diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 1976. In June 1999, he was prescribed the drug Rilutek to treat his ALS. He appealed to the Kujawsko-Pomorski Health Insurance Fund (“Fund”) to reimburse his out-of-pocket costs, noting that, as a pensioner, he …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Low income, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Pricing, Reimbursement, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Kudla v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2000
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 30210/96, 35 Eur. H.R. Rep. 198 (2000).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Applicant, a Polish national suffering from chronic depression, alleged violations of Articles 3 (prohibition of torture), 5.3 (trial within a reasonable time), 6.1 (unreasonably long proceedings), and 13 (effective remedy) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The applicant was in detention for fraud charges. While in prison, he attempted suicide twice and went …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Counseling, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Examination, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Involuntary confinement, Jail, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Suicide, Torture

Humen v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 1995
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 26614/95, 31 Eur.H.R. Rep. 53 (2001).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant, a Polish national, was convicted in the Gdańsk Regional Court for participating in an illegal assembly. Subsequently, the applicant requested an unspecified amount of damages for injuries he allegedly sustained during his detainment resulting from a separate criminal proceeding. The Gdańsk Regional Court asked him to specify the amount of damages and produce …Read more

Tags: Custody, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate
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