24 judgments found.

V.C. v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 18968/07, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, 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 family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a woman of Roma origin, was sterilized at the hospital during the delivery of her second child. Prior to the Cesarean section, the medical personnel allegedly asked the applicant whether she wanted any more children. When she expressed that she did, the medical personnel allegedly told the applicant that if she got pregnant …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Caesarean, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Case 5299/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Justice of Castilla-Leon
Citation: STSJCL 5299/2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The appellant gave birth in the Hospital Universitario of Salamanca to a child born with shoulder dystocia. She brought an administrative claim against the relevant insurance company, requesting compensation in the amount of 140,036.65 Euros. She based her claim on the facts that (a) her baby’s medical history was not completed but only included gynecologist …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Compensation, Compulsory treatment, Damages, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inappropriate treatment, Infant health, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Maternal health, Midwifery, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Remedies, Standard of care
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Case 7026/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 7026/2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The petitioner’s childbirth resulted in a child with disability. The petitioner had diabetes, a history of intravenous drug use, hepatitis B and C, and an obstetric history that included two abortions and two previous eutocic (vaginal) deliveries.  When in the 35th week of her pregnancy, the petitioner went into preterm labor. The next day the …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Diabetes, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Patient choice, Pediatric health
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Case 4866/2009

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 4866/2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Appeals were filed by both parties to a decision in a case involving health damages sustained by a child as a result of a delay of the mother’s cesarean during childbirth. The child in the case suffered damages when, as a result of the lack of appropriate staff on-site, there was a delay in performing …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Case of K.H and Others v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2009
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 32881/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The applicants are Slovakian females. After their treatment in two Eastern Slovakian hospitals for their pregnancies and deliveries, they could not conceive after multiple attempts. They suspected that a sterilisation procedure must have been conducted during their caesarean delivery. The lawyers of the plaintiffs attempted to get their medical records from the hospitals but were …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Clinics, Compulsory sterilization, Forced sterilization, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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K.H. and Others v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 32881/04, 49 Eur. Ct. H.R. 34 (2009).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life
Facts:

The eight applicants were women of Roma ethnicity, who suspected that they had been sterilized during caesarian section deliveries at two different hospitals. The applicants obtained legal representation, who attempted to examine and obtain copies of their medical records. These requests were denied by the hospitals. The applicants then brought actions against the hospitals in …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Disclosure, Family planning, Fertility, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health records, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Low income, Mandatory sterilization, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Poor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Secrecy, Sterilization, Tort, Unauthorized treatment, Underprivileged
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I.V. v. Bolivia (Admissibility)

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 40/08, Petition 270-07, July 23, 2008; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.134, Doc. 5, rev. 1, 25 February 2009
Health Topics: Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

In 2000, the Ombudsman of Bolivia, on behalf of the victim, lodged a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights alleging that victim was submitted to a surgical procedure of ligature of the fallopian tubes in a public hospital without her informed consent and this was therefore an involuntary sterilization. The Ombudsman further alleged …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Eggertsdóttir, Sara Lind v. Iceland

Country: Iceland
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 31930/04, Eur. Ct. H.R. 553 (2007).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant, an Icelandic national was born physically and mentally handicapped at the National and University Hospital (NUH). Linking the cause to possible mistakes on the part of the hospital staff, the applicant’s parents brought judicial proceedings on her behalf against the State of Iceland. The District Court found that the State was liable and …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Disabled, Handicapped, Inappropriate treatment, Infant health, Minor, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies
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A.S. v. Hungary

Country: Hungary
Year: 2006
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 4/2004, U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/36/D/4/2004 (July 14, 2006).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

A.S., a Hungarian-Roma woman in labor, was taken to a public hospital in shock and bleeding heavily. Because the fetus was dead, attending personnel informed her that a caesarean section was needed to remove the fetus. While on the operating table, she was asked to sign a statement of consent, including a hand-written note requesting …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Compulsory sterilization, Forced sterilization, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Sterilization
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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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