93 judgments found.

AB and Ors. v. Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division
Citation: [2004] EWHC 644 (QB), [2005] Lloyds Rep Med 1, [2004] 2 FLR 365, [2005] 2 WLR 358, [2004] Fam Law 501, [2005] QB 506, [2004] 3 FCR 324, [2005] Lloyd's Rep Med 1, (2004) 77 BMLR 145
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life
Facts:

In 1999, it was disclosed that for many years tissue and organs had been taken at or after post-mortems on deceased children, which were retained without the knowledge of the parents. Hospital post-mortem examinations were generally carried out following the death of a person in a hospital, provided, in accordance with the Human Tissue Act …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Childbirth, Depression, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Duty of care, Examination, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Informed choice, Mental disorder, Miscarriage, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Notification, Parental consent, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Testing, Tort, Trauma
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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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Udeni Renuka Gunwardena v. Dr. Gurugue L. Wimalasiri and others

Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: S.C. (Special) No. 69/1999
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The Petitioner, the mother of twins who gave birth after a Caesarian operation, conceived for the second time after six years. The Respondent was the Consultant Visiting Obstetrician and Gynecologist of the Kandy General Hospital. She received antenatal care at Hikkaduwa and later went to her sister’s house in Kundasale. However before visiting her sister …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Caesarean, Childbirth, Clinics, Health facilities, Health records, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Vo v. France

Country: France
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 53924/00; (2005) 40 EHRR 12; 17 BHRC 1; [2005] Inquest LR 129; (2004) 79 BMLR 71; [2004] 2 FCR 577; [2004] ECHR 326
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

Mrs. Thi-Nho Vo attended Lyons General Hospital for a medical examination during her pregnancy. On the same day, another woman, Mrs. Thi Thanh Van Vo, was at the hospital to have a contraceptive coil removed. When Dr. G, the doctor who was to remove the coil from Mrs. Thi Thanh Van Vo, asked for ‘Mrs. …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Criminalization, Damages, Emergency care, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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Cattanach v. Melchior

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: High Court
Citation: (2003) 215 CLR 1; (2003) 199 ALR 131; (2003) 77 ALJR 1312; [2003] HCA 38
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The respondents (plaintiffs at first instance), a married couple, decided not to have any more children. Mrs. M elected to have sterilization surgery (tubal litigation) performed by the appellant (defendant). Mrs. M told the appellant that her right fallopian tube had been removed and on examination that appeared to be correct, so appellant only performed …Read more

Tags: Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Family planning, Health care professionals, Negligence, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Tort
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Javed and Ors v. State Of Haryana and Ors

Country: India
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: AIR 2003 SC 3057, 2003 (4) AWC 2920 SC, 2003 (3) CTC 620
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of religion, Right to family life, Right to participation
Facts:

This case is a writ position challenging the constitutionality of a law that prohibits anyone with more than two living children from holding certain public offices in the Panchayat raj local government system of the state of Haryana. Note that the Panchayat raj system is the traditional local government system of areas in the Indian …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Family planning
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Maria Mamerita Mestanza Chavez v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2003
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 66/00, Case 12.191, October 3, 2000; OEA/Ser./L/V/II.111, doc. 20 rev., 16 April 2001
Health Topics: Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A group of NGOs lodged a petition with the Commission alleging that Peru violated Maria Mamérita Mestanza Chávez’s rights on account of a forced sterilization that resulted in her death. Peru implemented a family planning policy involving compulsory and systematic sterilization in order to modify the reproductive behavior of the population. Poor, indigenous, and rural …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Inadequate treatment, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Infertility, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Poor, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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R v. King 

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: 59 NSWLR 472; [2003] NSWCCA 399
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The respondent was charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm to Kylie Flick with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Prior to the crime, the respondent and Ms. Flick engaged in a single act of consensual sexual intercourse after which Ms. Flick became pregnant. The respondent sought to persuade Ms. Flick to have an abortion, …Read more

Tags: Assault, Child development, Childbirth, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Termination of pregnancy, Violence against women
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Boso v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 50490/99, Eur. Ct. H.R. 846 (2002).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, an Italian national, claimed violations under Articles 2 (right to life), 8 (respect for private and family life) and 12 (right to marry and family) of the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention) after his wife obtained a legal abortion without his consent. Prior to bringing an action in the European Court of …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Family planning, Pregnancy, Spousal consent, Spousal notification, Termination of pregnancy
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Calvelli and Ciglio v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 32967/96; [2002] ECHR 3
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Calvelli and Ciglio’s baby was transferred to an intensive care unit immediately after its birth, and died two days later of post-asphyxia syndrome. EC, the doctor who had delivered the baby and was a joint owner of the clinic, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and received a one year suspended prison sentence under the …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Diabetes, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Infant mortality, Minor, Negligence, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Tort
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