79 judgments found.

Ntsels v. Member of the Executive Council for Health, Gauteng Provincial Government

Country: South Africa
Year: 2012
Court: South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg
Citation: CASE NO: 2009/52394
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff filed an action for damages against the defendant on behalf of her minor child “A” alleging that the nursing staff at the clinic failed to properly monitor the child’s fetal growth and heart beat, refer her to a hospital for ante-natal sonar tests and were negligent in providing appropriate treatment and perform a …Read more

Tags: Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Caesarean, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Rabone v. Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2012
Court: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Citation: [2012] UKSC 2
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The claimants stated that the deceased was a voluntary psychiatric patient. She was assessed by the hospital as a high risk of suicide attempt as she had done so before. The hospital allowed her home leave for two days. During that period, she committed suicide. The claimants stated that the hospital and its staff were …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damages, Psychiatry, Psychology, Remedies, Standard of care, Suicide, Trauma
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Reynolds v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 2694/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s son was admitted as a voluntary patient as he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and there was a fear that he might commit suicide. He was kept in a crisis room in the intensive care unit. However, on the first night itself, the applicant’s son jumped out of the window and died. The applicant’s …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Private hospitals, Psychiatry, Public hospitals, Remedies, Schizophrenia, Standard of care, Suicide, Tort, Trauma
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Case 451/2011

Country: Spain
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 451/2011
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Facts:

In 1982, a child was given aspirin in the hospital to fight against a respiratory disease with fever. Afterward, he developed Reye’s syndrome,  a kind of mental retardation. Attributing the disease to the administration of the aspirin, his parents brought a claim for financial liability from the Administration for a poor sanitary conditions. Their claim …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Drug safety, Negligence, Pharmaceuticals, Remedies, Tort
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Case 3364/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 3364/2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

Plaintiff went to the hospital to obtain an amniocentesis, which reported a karyotype of 46, XY normal. Upon plaintiff’s son’s birth, 6 months later, doctors suspected the child suffered from Down syndrome. Testing of the child’s blood revealed a karyotype of 47 XY +21. Rechecking the original amniotic fluid also found an abnormality. The error …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Child development, Compensation, Damages, Differently abled, Disabled, Family planning, Negligence, Public hospital, Termination of pregnancy, Testing
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Case 508

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Cassation
Citation: SCC Decision № 508, dated June 18th, 2010, on civil case № 1411/2009, 3d Civil Division, Civil College
Health Topics: Medical malpractice
Facts:

The plaintiff had undergone surgery on April 13, 1999. On November 26, 2001, during preoperative procedures for a subsequent surgery, the doctors diagnosed her, preoperatively, with hydronephrosis, or water in the kidney, which is usually caused by an obstruction of free flow of urine from the kidney. During her procedure, the doctors identified silk catguts, …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Negligence
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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 5551/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 5551/2010
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The appellant, a welder and a machine technician, went to the health care facility of Mutua Asepeyo for lumbosciatic pain caused by lifting a machine that day. He was treated with medication and rest, but did not improve. He was then diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and disc herniation, which was confirmed elsewhere. He consented …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Fertility, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Negligence, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Remedies, Tort
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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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