103 judgments found.

Case 0015-10-TI

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court for the Transitional Period [Corte Constitucional para el Período de Transición]
Citation: Corte Constitucional para el periodo de Transición, Judgment No. 0006-10-DTI-CC, Case No. 0015-10-TI, February 11, 2010.
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case discussed the type of approval necessary for a bilateral health agreement between Ecuador and Venezuela, signed by the Executive Branch. Ecuador’s Executive Branch signed an agreement with Venezuela to provide technical assistance, supplies and other equipment for persons with disabilities.  The President’s Secretary filed an inquiry with the Constitutional Court for the Transitional …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Health funding
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Case 2009-12-03

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant, G.Z. was diagnosed with Gaucher’s disease at the age of three. Gaucher’s disease was a rare disease which can only be successfully treated with the drug Cerezyme. If the disease was not treated, it could result in early death. G.Z’s parents claimed 100% reimbursement of the purchase costs of Cerezyme on G.Z’s behalf. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Children, Disabled, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Case 2010-2 QPC

Country: France
Year: 2010
Court: Conseil constitutionnel [Constitutional Council]
Citation: C. C., n°2010-2 QPC, June 11th 2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to social security
Facts:

The QPC (Question prioritaire de constitutionnalité) process was created in France in 2008. It allows for preliminary rulings on the conformity of a legal provision with the Constitution. This disposition challenged the 2002 law (Paragraph I of section 1 of the Act of March 4th 2002) that states “No one shall claim he has sustained …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Children, Compensation, Disabled, Handicapped, Health insurance, Health regulation, Infant health, Minor, Misdiagnosis, Therapeutic abortion
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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 4111-2009

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 4111-2009, January 28, 2010.
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was an appeal of a constitutional protection (amparo) action before the Constitutional Court filed by the Public Defender of Human Rights, acting on behalf of Maritza Ninnette Cuellar Morales, against the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Social Security Administration. The Board denied the claimant medical coverage for her spinal condition, based on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Disabled, Health insurance, Health regulation, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Case T-974/10

Country: Colombia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.][Constitutional Court], Sala Séptima de Revisión de Tutelas noviembre 30, 2010, M.P.: Jorge Ignacio Pretelt Chaljub, Sentencia T-974/10 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to education, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a Colombian woman, tutela action (appeal for legal protection) on behalf of her daughter against EPS Coomeva, a health care provider in Colombia. The child was diagnosed with cognitive disabilities, which required, according to the Fundación Integrar de Medellín, an institution specialized in the care of patients, that the child receive special education …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Disabled, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Low income, Mental retardation, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Physically challenged, Poor, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Ministry of Health v. Atkinson

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2010
Court: High Court
Citation: [2010] NZHC 1216
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

In 2010, the New Zealand Human Rights Tribunal (the Tribunal) declared that the New Zealand government’s policy that excluded relatives of disabled persons from receiving public payments for providing home-care disability services  (the Policy) was discriminatory and thus, violated s 19 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (NZBoRA). The Tribunal’s declaration was challenged …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Disabled, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Physically challenged, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Payel Sarkar v. Central Board of Secondary Education and Ors

Country: India
Year: 2010
Court: High Court of Calcutta
Citation: AIR 2010 Calcutta 74
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Mental health
Facts:

The Petitioner, a student, was not allowed to sit for the All India Senior School Certificate Examination because of frequent absences from school. The Court accepted that her poor attendance record was attributable to a “special learning disability.” A provision in the school by-laws allowed for exemptions from school attendance policies for blind, physically handicapped …Read more

Tags: Blind, Child development, Children, Disabled, Examination, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Physically challenged, Psychiatry
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Boyle v. SCA Packaging Ltd.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2009] UKHL 37
Health Topics: Disabilities
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

Ms. Boyle brought a claim against her employer, SCA Packaging, under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (the 1995 Act). Ms. Boyle had been employed by SCA Packaging as a buyer/stock controller since 1969. In 1974, she consulted an ENT specialist about constant hoarseness in her throat. She was diagnosed with nodules on her vocal cords. …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Employment, Handicapped, Physically challenged
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Case 4053-2009

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional de Guatemala, Exp. No. 4053-2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Julio César Bravo Villata, a minor, was a beneficiary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute.  He suffered from cerebral paralysis due to a respiratory arrest that occurred at the time of birth (a “congenital defect”) and his parents were told that once the child turned five, his treatment would be suspended. The Board of Directors …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Disabled, Handicapped, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Health spending, Minor, Pediatric health, Social security
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