82 judgments found.

The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development & Ors. v. Nakaseke District

Country: Uganda
Year: 2015
Court: High Court of Uganda at Kampala
Citation: Civil Suit No. 111 of 2012
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiffs contended that a woman named Nanteza Irene was brought to the Nakaseke Hospital to deliver a child. She had an obstructed labour and did not receive appropriate medical care due to unavailability of the duty doctor (DW4). The plaintiffs sought damages on account of negligent conduct of the hospital in respect of a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health care technology, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Gray v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2014
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 49278/09
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The applicants are brothers whose father died after being treated by a German doctor for acute pain due to kidney stones. The doctor had ben recruited by a private agency to provide medical services for the National Health Services (NHS). The doctor was suspended by the private agency and returned to Germany. The doctor had …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Drug safety, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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H v. Fetal Assessment Centre

Country: South Africa
Year: 2014
Court: Constitutional Court of South Africa
Citation: (CCT 74/14) [2014] ZACC 34
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The mother of the applicant, who was born in 2008 with Down Syndrome instituted a claim on his behalf for damages against the Fetal Assessment Centre. Her son was born in 2008 with Down syndrome. She claimed that the Centre negligently failed to warn her of the high risk that her child would be born …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Awareness, Child development, Children, Compensation, Confidentiality, Damages, Diagnostics, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Examination, Health care technology, Informed choice, Minor, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Tort
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Buthelezi v Ndaba

Country: South Africa
Year: 2013
Court: The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Citation: [2013] ZASCA 72
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The respondent patient had filed a claim of negligence against the appellant doctor. She alleged that she suffered from urine incontinence after her hysterectomy surgery performed by the appellant. When she consulted a urologist, it was found that a fistula or hole was present in the patient’s bladder wall. In the High Court, there was …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Health facilities, Negligence, Private hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women’s Hospital and Health Centre

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2013 SCC 30
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The plaintiff, who had previously given birth via caesarean section, was due to give birth a second time. Her obstetrician recommended a vaginal birth. During labor, Cojocaru’s uterus ruptured, which restricted oxygen supply to the baby. The scar from the previous caesarean contributed to the rupture, and an emergency caesarean section was performed. The baby …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Counseling, Damages, Differently abled, Disabled, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Parental consent, Parental notification, Physically challenged, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Ediger v. Johnston

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2013 SCC 18
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff, Cassidy Ediger (C) suffered from persistent bradycardia (slow heartrate) during birth resulting in severe brain damage. During the delivery procedure, the doctor attempted a mid-level forceps procedure as C’s mother’s labour was not progressing. Dr. Johnston did not inform C’s mother of the risks involved in the procedure including bradycardia and hence did …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Differently abled, Disclosure, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Infant health, Informed consent, Medical negligence, Negligence, Standard of care, Tort
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G.B. and R.B. v. The Republic of Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 16761/09
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life
Facts:

Plaintiffs in this case were husband and wife. When G.B. was giving birth at the Stefan-Vodă regional hospital, a state-owned regional hospital, the head of the obstetrics and gynecology department preformed a Caesarean section on her and removed her ovaries and Fallopian tubes without obtaining her permission. As a result, G.B. suffered early menopause and …Read more

Tags: Caesarian, Childbirth, Compensation, Compulsory sterilization, Damages, Forced sterilization, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Involuntary sterilization, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-pecuniary damages, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Sterilization, Tort, Unauthorized treatment
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Suarez Peralta v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2013
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Series C, No. 261, May 21, 2013
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

On June 28, 2000, Melba Suarez Peralta visited Dr. Emilio Guerrero Gutierrez as a result of abdomen pain, vomits, and fever. She was diagnosed with chronic appendicitis and informed she needed surgery. Three days later, she visited Guerrero in a private clinic and underwent appendix surgery performed by Dr. Jenny Bohorquez and assisted by Guerrero. …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Law enforcement, Negligence, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Bajić v. Croatia

Country: Croatia
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 41108/10
Health Topics: Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s sister died in 1994 after being admitted to the hospital for an abdominal tumor. The applicant lodged a series of criminal, administrative, and civil complaints against Dr. V.B., a surgeon and a professor at the University of Zagreb Medical Faculty. The applicant alleged medical malpractice and bribery. In 1994, the applicant lodged a …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Remedies, Tort
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