82 judgments found.

X v. France

Country: France
Year: 1992
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 18020/91, 14 Eur. H.R. Rep. 483 (1992).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial

The applicant was given a number of blood transfusions and was found to have been infected with the AIDS virus. He alleged that he had been infected a result negligent delay of the Minister for Solidarity, Health and Social Protection in implementing appropriate rules for the supply of blood products. After having made unsuccessful efforts …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Compensation, Damages, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Negligence, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Remedies, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Smallpox, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Malette v. Shulman et al.

Country: Canada
Year: 1990
Court: Ontario Supreme Court, Court of Appeal
Citation: 67 DLR (4th) 321, 72 OR (2d) 417
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity

Malette, a Jehovah’s Witness, sued Dr. Shulman for administering a blood transfusion contrary to her prior expressed wishes. Malette was rushed to the emergency room after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident. She was semi-conscious and bleeding profusely. One of the nurses found a card in her purse, which stated she was a devout …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Compulsory treatment, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Forced treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Involuntary treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort, Unauthorized treatment
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