103 judgments found.

Eugen Gabriel Radu v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 3036/04
Health Topics: Disabilities, Prisons, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The plaintiff, Eugen Gabriel Radu, a Romanian national, applied to the European Court of Human Rights claiming that the conditions in the Romanian prison Bucarest-Jilava violated Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which prohibits torture and inhumane or degrading treatment. The plaintiff was sentenced in 2001 and again in 2006 for aggravated …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Disabled, Handicapped, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Physically challenged, Prison conditions, Waste management
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Gerhard Schultz-Hoff v. Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund; Stringer and Others v. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Country: Germany, United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Joined Cases C-350/06 and C-520/06
Health Topics: Disabilities, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to work
Facts:

Mr. Schultz-Hoff, an employee of Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (DRB) with a recognized disability, became unfit to work in September 2004 and was on continuous sick leave until the termination of his employment on September 30, 2005. On May 13, 2005, during his sick leave, Mr. Schultz-Hoff requested that he take his remaining paid annual leave …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Employment, Social security, Workers' compensation
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Khrapunskiy v. Doar

Country: United States
Year: 2009
Court: New York Court of Appeals
Citation: 12 N.Y.3d 478 (2009)
Health Topics: Aging, Disabilities, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

The Plaintiffs, aged, blind or disabled persons and legal resident aliens of New York State, brought these proceedings against the Commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) after they became ineligible for Supplementary Security Income (SSI) from the federal government and Additional State Payments (ASP) provided by the State. …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Blind, Disabled, Elderly, Handicapped, Older persons, Physically challenged, Senior citizens, Social security, Subsidies
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Miskitu Divers v. Honduras

Country: Honduras
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 121/09, Petition 1186-04, November 12, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Disabilities, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life
Tags: Disabled, Indigenous groups, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Citizens’ Association “Polio Plus” to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 202/2007-0-0
Health Topics: Disabilities, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to property
Facts:

Citizens’ Association “Polio Plus” (the Association) challenged provisions of the Law on Mental Health (the Law) that regulated whether or not a person with mental illness would be given the right to possess personal items, such as clothing or items for hygiene, while resident in a mental health facility. These provisions stipulated that certain persons …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Health facilities, Mental disability, Mental illness, Psychiatry
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Paxton v. Ramji

Country: Canada
Year: 2008
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2008 ONCA 697, 92 OR (3d) 401
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

This appeal concerns whether a doctor owes a tort law duty of care to a future child subsequently born of the doctor’s patient. Dr. Ramji prescribed Accutane to Dawn Paxton, mother of the plaintiff, Jamie Paxton, on the understanding that Dawn would not become pregnant while taking the drug. Due to her husband’s failed vasectomy, …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Contraception, Contraceptives, Counseling, Damages, Deaf, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Drug safety, Duty of care, Fertility, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Physically challenged, Standard of care, Testing, Tort
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Trevethick v. Ministry of Health

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2008
Court: High Court
Citation: [2008] NZHC 415; (2008) 8 HRNZ 485; [2008] NZAR 454
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

The appellant, a woman suffering from multiple sclerosis, brought a claim against New Zealand’s Ministry of Health for discrimination contrary to s. 123(2) of the Human Rights Act, 1993. She claimed that if her disability had been caused by accident rather than illness, she would have received significantly greater disability benefits from the government under …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Handicapped, Health funding, Health regulation, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Physically challenged, Social security
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E.B. v. X

Country: Italy
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court of Cassation
Citation: Case No. 21748/2007 of 16 October 2007
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disabilities, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

E.E., an adult, was in a car accident in 1992. As a result of this accident, she entered into an irreversible vegetative coma. E.E. was not clinically dead, defined as the “irreversible  cessation  of  all  encephalon  functions,” but was clinically in a permanent vegetative state (PVS). She was kept alive through force-feeding by means of …Read more

Tags: Compulsory treatment, Disabled, Duty of care, Food, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Incapacity, Incompetence, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Starvation, Unauthorized treatment
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Eggertsdóttir, Sara Lind v. Iceland

Country: Iceland
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 31930/04, Eur. Ct. H.R. 553 (2007).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant, an Icelandic national was born physically and mentally handicapped at the National and University Hospital (NUH). Linking the cause to possible mistakes on the part of the hospital staff, the applicant’s parents brought judicial proceedings on her behalf against the State of Iceland. The District Court found that the State was liable and …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Disabled, Handicapped, Inappropriate treatment, Infant health, Minor, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies
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Health Department of Sao Paulo v. Municipality of Sao Paulo

Country: Brazil
Year: 2007
Court: Court of Justice for the Minority and Collective Interest [Procuradoria da Jutica de Interesses Difusos e Coletivos]
Citation: Civil Appeal No. 152.887.0/1-00
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A minor diagnosed with progressive muscular dystrophy was denied access to a special Municipal transportation service called the ATENDE program because he was not yet using a wheelchair. The ATENDE program was instituted to meet the needs of handicapped people who could not otherwise access common public transportation. The Health Department of Sao Paulo, on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Children, Differently abled, Disabled, Handicapped, Indigent, Low income, Minor, Pediatric health, Physically challenged, Poor
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