69 judgments found.

Tysiąc v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 5410/03, 45 Eur. H.R. Rep. 42 (2007).
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant alleged a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the Convention when she had been refused a therapeutic abortion considered legal under the Family Planning Act of Poland–when the pregnancy is thought to endanger the mother’s life, as was the case here. Applicant suffered from severe myopia and …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Childbirth, Criminalization, Damages, Degrading treatment, Disabled, Emergency care, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Negligence, Physically challenged, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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Applicant v. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers [Rechtbank’s Gravenhage, zittingplaats Amsterdam [District Court of Gravenhage, sitting at Amsterdam], 25 August 2006, LJN:AZ2923]

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2006
Court: District Court of Gravenhage
Citation: LJN:AZ2923
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to housing
Facts:

The Applicant was a multi-handicapped child suffering from “Down Syndrome, a congenital heart defect and a delayed thyroid disorder”. He was being treated for his condition and, in the absence of treatment, it was expected that his physical and mental condition would deteriorate.  Applicant had applied for a grant of residence, which was denied by …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asylum, Child development, Children, Disabled, Handicapped, Immigration, Infant health, Mental disability, Mental retardation, Migrants, Minor, Pediatric health, Physically challenged, Poor, Underprivileged
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Royal Women’s Hospital v. Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria

Country: Australia
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: (2006) 15 VR 22; [2006] VSCA 85
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to privacy
Facts:

In January 2000, Mrs. X went to the Royal Women’s Hospital (“the Hospital”). She was 32 weeks pregnant, and, after a multiple ultrasounds, it was confirmed that her baby had skeletal dysplasia (“dwarfism”). In February, a fetal reduction procedure was done and the baby was born by stillbirth. After termination, the fetus was found to …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Confidentiality, Depression, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Maternal health, Medical records, Misdiagnosis, Non-disclosure, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Secrecy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Draon v. France

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 1513/03; (2006) 42 EHRR 40; [2005] ECHR 679
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to property
Facts:

The application concerned a negligent prenatal diagnosis made by Assistance Publique—Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), a molecular diagnosis laboratory. AP-HP failed to detect an anomaly during pregnancy, resulting in the birth of a disabled child to Lionel and Christine Draon. AP-HP admitted liability for its negligence, and the Draons submitted an application to the Paris Administrative …Read more

Tags: Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Disabled, Handicapped, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Physically challenged, Pregnancy, Remedies
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Glegg v Smith & Nephew Inc

Country: Canada
Year: 2005
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: [2005] SCC 31
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Glegg was injured in a bicycle accident and required surgical repair of fractured bones with metal implants. She alleged that following surgery, she experienced extremely painful allergic reactions to metal surgical implants manufactured by Smith & Nephew, causing her physical disability and depression. She sued her physicians and Smith & Nephew in tort. It was …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Confidentiality, Damages, Depression, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Duty of care, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Medical records, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Physically challenged, Remedies, Secrecy, Standard of care, Tort
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Maurice v. France

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 11810/03; (2006) 42 EHRR 42; [2005] ECHR 683
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to property
Facts:

The application concerned a negligent prenatal diagnosis made by Assistance Publique—Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), a molecular diagnosis laboratory. AP-HP failed to detect an anomaly during pregnancy, resulting in the birth of a disabled child to Didier and Sylvia Maurice. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice submitted an application to the Paris Administrative Court for an assessment of …Read more

Tags: Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Disabled, Handicapped, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Physically challenged, Pregnancy, Remedies
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Mazibuko v. Minister of Correctional Services, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2005
Court: High court of Transvaal Provincial Division
Citation: Case No: 38151 / 05; [2007] JOL 18957 (T)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Facts:

The Applicant, Simon Musi Mazibuko, was a prisoner living with HIV. He had been convicted of murder assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, robbery, theft, and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, and sentenced to life in prison. The Applicant was suffering from several opportunistic infections, including tuberculosis, and his CD4 count …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Detention, Disabled, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, Physically challenged, PLHIV, Testing
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N.V. v. LLC “… Hospital”

Country: Georgia
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court [საქართველოს უზენაესი სასამართლო]
Citation: Docket number #ას-33-406-05
Health Topics: Aging, Disabilities, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

N.V. submitted a lawsuit in Court against the respondent LLC “… Hospital” for reimbursement of pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages after multiple failed surgeries. The plaintiff alleged the resulting damages were caused by poorly done surgeries and post-surgical treatment. The plaintiff was operated on for left pelvis-hip joint total endoprosthesis. The plaintiff had three surgical operations …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Compensation, Damages, Disabled, Duty of care, Handicapped, Inadequate treatment, Negligence, Older persons, Physically challenged, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Orlando, Susana Beatriz v. Provincia de Buenos Aires et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: O. 59. XXXVIII
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Susana Orlando, a 55-year-old-woman suffering from multiple sclerosis, brought a claim of amparo against the Federal State and the Province of Buenos Aires for acts and omissions preventing her to obtain the medicine she needed to fight her disease and that she could not afford. In particular, she complained about the fact that her illness …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Blind, Disabilities, Handicapped, Low income, Neurological diseases, Poor, Underprivileged
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Archibald v. Fife Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2004] UKHL 32
Health Topics: Disabilities
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to work
Facts:

Susan Archibald claimed that her employer, Fife Council, had discriminated against her on the grounds of her disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (the Act). Fife Council had employed Ms. Archibald as a road sweeper since 1997. She underwent a minor surgery in April 1999, which due to a rare complication left her virtually …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Handicapped, Physically challenged
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