91 judgments found.

Case Р-673/2011

Country: Belarus
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

Exercising its preliminary control duties, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus, considered the constitutionality of amendments to the Law of the Republic of Belarus on Auxiliary Reproductive Technologies. This law regulated various assisted reproductive treatments. Such treatments were available to women over the age of 18 if they had full legal capacity, had undergone …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Childbirth, Fertility, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Pregnancy
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Court on Its Own Motion v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2011
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: W.P.(C) 5913/2010
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Delhi High Court made its own motion because of a newspaper report about a destitute woman who died on a busy street while giving birth to a baby girl. The girl had been struggling for life at a foster home named Udayan which was located in Delhi. The Court had subsequently issued directions to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Childbirth, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health facilities, Health promotion, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Poor, Pregnancy, Underprivileged
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Hoffmann v. Member of Executive Council, Easter Cape

Country: South Africa
Year: 2011
Court: High Court of South Africa, Eastern Cape
Citation: Case no: 1037/2007
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff alleged medical negligence on behalf of the Dora Nginza Hospital (hereinafter referred to as “the hospital”. The plaintiff states that she was referred to the hospital as her blood sugar and blood pressure was high during pregnancy. She had also informed the hospital that she had had previous C-Section deliveries. She was also …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Caesarean, Childbirth, Clinics, Duty of care, Health facilities, Negligence, Patient choice, Remedies, Standard of care
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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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Maternity Clinic Nursing Home at Pipulpati Chinsurah v. Saikat Shom

Country: India
Year: 2010
Court: National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
Citation: Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), REVISION PETITION NO. 204 OF 2006.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Mahua Shom went to a nursing home’s maternity clinic to deliver her child. She was admitted at 8:30 am on August 25, 1997 to a clinic belonging to the wife of Dr. S.B. Mondal, a gynecologist. Despite her emergency condition, she was not seen by physicians until 4:00 pm, when a treating doctor completed delivery …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Childbirth, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Eclampsia, Emergency care, Health facilities, Healthcare professionals Health care workers, Inadequate care, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Pregnancy
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Re Assisted Human Reproduction Act

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2010 SCC 61
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health
Facts:

The Attorney General (AG) of Quebec challenged the constitutionality of sections 8 to 19, 40 to 53, 60, 61 and 68 of Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act (the “Act”) on federalism grounds. Some of these provisions create or relate to prohibitions on human cloning and various aspects of the commercialization of reproductive materials and functions. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Childbirth, Clinics, Criminalization, Family planning, Fertility, Health care technology, Health facilities, Health regulation, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Subasic v. Croatia

Country: Croatia
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 49740/06; [2010] ECHR 604
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to property, Right to social security
Facts:

In August 1998, Maja Šubašić, a Croatian national, gave birth prematurely to twin girls while visiting Athens. As a result, her daughters had to be hospitalized in Athens for three months. In October, the Croatian Health Insurance Fund reimbursed Mrs. Šubašić for the costs of her own medical treatment. In April 1999, however, the Fund …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Health insurance, Infant health, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security
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Xákmok Kásek Indigenous Community v. Paraguay

Country: Paraguay
Year: 2010
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 214 (Aug. 24, 2010).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

Indigenous community Xákmok Kásek brought an action against the government of Paraguay before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for failure to meet its international responsibility of timely granting the community members’ request in 1990 for a guarantee of their right to their ancestral lands. Because the government had failed to process their request, the …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Chagas, Childbirth, Children, Dehydration, Diet, Drinking water, Health insurance, Health records, Immunization, Indigenous groups, Infant health, Infant mortality, Malnutrition, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Medical records, Minor, Potable water, Pregnancy, Stunting, Tuberculosis, Vaccination, Vaccines
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