93 judgments found.

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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Veena Bhatia v. Department of Telecommunication, et al.

Country: India
Year: 2009
Court: Central Administrative Tribunal - Delhi
Citation: T.A. No.606/2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

Veena Bhatia was an employee of the respondents. In her 35th week of pregnancy, she delivered her child prematurely. The doctor performed an emergency lower segment caesarian section (LSCS) because of fetal distress and antepartum hemorrhage. A normal delivery was not an option because the baby would have died and the mother would have hemorrhaged …Read more

Tags: Access to healthcare, Caesarian, Childbirth, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Reimbursement
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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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Paola Del Rosario Guzman Albarracin and Next of Kin v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 76/08, Petition 1055-06, October 17, 2008; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.134, Doc. 5, rev. 1, 25 February 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The Centro de Derechos Reproductivos (Center for Reproductive Rights) and the Centro Ecuatoriano para la Promoción y Acción de la Mujer (Center for the Advancement and Action of Women) (CEPAM-Guayaquil) alleged that the assistant principal at the public school where Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, age 16, was a student, took advantage of his position …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Emergency care, Maternal health, Minor, Molestation, Pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion, Violence against women
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Paxton v. Ramji

Country: Canada
Year: 2008
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2008 ONCA 697, 92 OR (3d) 401
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

This appeal concerns whether a doctor owes a tort law duty of care to a future child subsequently born of the doctor’s patient. Dr. Ramji prescribed Accutane to Dawn Paxton, mother of the plaintiff, Jamie Paxton, on the understanding that Dawn would not become pregnant while taking the drug. Due to her husband’s failed vasectomy, …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Contraception, Contraceptives, Counseling, Damages, Deaf, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Drug safety, Duty of care, Fertility, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Physically challenged, Standard of care, Testing, Tort
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Pediatric Clinic of Los Lagos v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 70/08, Petition 12.242, October 16, 2008; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.134, Doc. 5, rev. 1, 25 February 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Ten children died as a result of the presumed medical negligence of the personnel at the Clínica Pediátrica da Região dos Lagos. The hospital received funds from the state via the public system of health of Brazil called Sistema Unico de Salud. The majority of children treated at the hospital were from families with “reduced …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Children, Cleanliness, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low income, Minor, Negligence, Pediatric health, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Underprivileged
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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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Evans v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Evans v. United Kingdom [GC], App. No. 6339/05, 46 Eur. H.R. Rep. 34 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant had her eggs extracted for the purposes of in vitro fertilization in 2001. Her ovaries were thereafter removed due to the presence of tumors. Six embryos were created using her eggs and the sperm of her partner ‘J.’. Schedule 3 of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act of 1990 allowed for the withdrawal of …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Family planning, Fertility, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Parental consent, Parental notification, Pregnancy, Spousal consent, Spousal notification
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Kutaisi Regional Blood Bank v. Lamira Chaladze

Country: Georgia
Year: 2007
Court: Cassation Court
Citation: Case No. as-296-624-07
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to life
Facts:

While giving birth to her second son, the Respondent lost a large amount of blood and needed a blood transfusion. Her relatives bought erythrocyte mass and karyoplasms from the Kutaisi Regional Blood Bank.  After the transfusion, the Respondent and her son became sick and doctors ultimately concluded that the Respondent and her son was HIV …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Breast feeding, Childbirth, Compensation, Damages, Disclosure, Duty of care, Health care technology, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Notification, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Standard of care, Transmission
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