24 judgments found.

Case of Y.Y v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 40378/06
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant gave premature birth to twins. One of the twins died nine hours after her birth. The second twin survived after being transferred to an intensive care unit. The applicant stated that the first child would have survived too if had been promptly transferred to the Intensive Care Unit. She sent letters to the …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health facilities, Health records, Infant health, Infant mortality, Medical records, Minor, Non-disclosure, Pediatric health, Secrecy
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Cardona, Luisa y otros v. Summum Medicina Privada S.A.

Country: Uruguay
Year: 2009
Court: Fifth Civil Court of Appeals
Citation: Judgment No. 90/2009; IUE: 2-25422/2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This case involved plaintiffs (parents of a minor) who filed a writ for protection of fundamental rights (amparo action) against a private insurance company (the defendant), claiming that their infant had a right to receive a milk substitute health supplement called Neocate, financed by the private medical insurance company.  The plaintiffs waited for four months …Read more

Tags: Child mortality, Children, Diet, Food, Health insurance, Infant health, Infant mortality, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Reimbursement
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Case 1-27/2009

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2009
Court: Turiyskiy District Court
Citation: Case No. 1-27/2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

On 27 August 2003, the defendant doctor, who had worked as an infectious disease physician at the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Kovel central regional hospital, examined her patient who was showing signs of  respiratory and cardiac failure. The defendant doctor left her patient in this critical health condition without taking the appropriate medical measures …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Child mortality, Children, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Heart disease, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Public hospitals, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases
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Community of La Oroya v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 76/09, Petition 1473-06, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to a clean environment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Petitioners alleged that environmental pollution from a metallurgical complex in La Oroya, Peru caused a series of violations of the rights of community members. They alleged Peru was guilty by act and omission for its failure to control the metallurgical complex; its lack of supervision of the facility’s operation; and its failure to adopt measures …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asthma, Biohazard, Biosafety, Cancer, Child development, Child mortality, Children, Contamination, Diagnostics, Heart disease, Industrial waste, Infant health, Infant mortality, Infertility, Kidney disease, Lung disease, Maternal health, Minor, Neurological diseases, Poisoning, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, Skin disease, Toxic waste
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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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Sawhoyamaxa Indigenous Community v. Paraguay

Country: Paraguay
Year: 2006
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 146 (Mar. 29, 2006).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Medicines, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to property
Facts:

The Sawhoyamaxa, an indigenous community in Paraguay brought the case against the Paraguayan government for failing to ensure their ancestral property right.  The Sawhoyamaxa’s claim for territorial rights had been pending since 1991.  The lands at issue constituted their traditional habitat suitable for their subsistence activities, consisting of hunting, fishing, and gathering. The lands claimed …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Child development, Child mortality, Children, Clean water, Drinking water, Immunization, Indigenous groups, Malnutrition, Minor, Pharmaceuticals, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Trash, Vaccination, Waste, Waste management
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Case 358-2004

Country: Mexico
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court of Justice of the State of Michoacán [Supremo Tribunal de Justicia del Estado de Michoacán]
Citation: No. 358/2004, appeal of criminal process 257/2003
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

O.M. is a Mexican woman who left her newborn son in a garbage can in the municipal headquarters of Santa Clara del Cobre after having given labor in the public restrooms. The woman placed toilet paper on the newborn child’s mouth cavity and nostrils to prevent others from hearing the newborn child cry, cut his …Read more

Tags: Child mortality, Childbirth, Family planning, Incapacity, Incompetence, Indigenous groups, Infant mortality, Insanity, Low income, Poor, Pregnancy, Psychology, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Underprivileged, Viability
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Wu Zhongze, et al. v. Shanghai Institute of Biological Products [WZZ等诉上海生物制品研究所人身损害赔偿案]

Country: China
Year: 2004
Court: Shanghai First Intermediate Peoples’ Court
Citation: No. 127
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Facts:

This case was an appeal to the Shanghai First Intermediate People’s Court by the parents of Wu Pengtao, a young boy who died in 2000 from AIDS. Wu Pengtao had contracted HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C sometime prior to 1998 from allegedly tainted human coagulation factor VIII concentrates, which were used to treat his haemophilia A. …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Child mortality, Children, Compensation, Damages, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Inadequate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Noncommunicable diseases, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort, Transmission
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Minister of Health v. Treatment Action Campaign (No. 1)

Country: South Africa
Year: 2002
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: (CCT9/02) [2002] ZACC 16; 2002 (5) SA 703; 2002 (10) BCLR 1075 (5 July 2002)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Constitutional Court was asked to determine whether the appellant (Government) was required to give effect, pending an appeal, to an order of the High Court which directed it to make the drug nevirapine available to mothers and their newborn babies in public health facilities under certain circumstances and conditions. The order concerned the programme …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Child development, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Minister of Health v. Treatment Action Campaign (No. 2)

Country: South Africa
Year: 2002
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2002] ZACC 15; 2002 (5) SA 721; 2002 (10) BCLR 1033
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The government of South Africa developed a national public health program to address mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The purpose of the program was to offer HIV-positive pregnant women nevirapine, a drug that prevents the transmission of HIV at birth, free of charge. The program was, however, limited in scope. It only offered nevirapine at certain …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Child development, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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