186 judgments found.

Case 149

Country: Romania
Year: 2007
Court: National Council for Combating Discrimination
Citation: Decision No. 149 of 17 October 2007
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

On August 28, 2009, Mrs. Y, a pregnant woman of Roma ethnic origin, went to Targu Neamt Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, a public hospital, for a check-up.  Dr. X performed the check-up and sent her home, telling her there was nothing wrong with her and making certain derogatory statements about gypsies. When Mrs. Y …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy
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Case 350

Country: Romania
Year: 2007
Court: National Council for Combating Discrimination
Citation: Case File Number: 167/2007. Decision No. 350 of 17 October 2007
Health Topics: Health care and health services
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The plaintiff, a Romani woman, claimed that she was discriminated against by I.A., an ambulance technician, who supposedly refused to lift the plaintiff into the ambulance because of her ethnic origin. These facts were contested by the ambulance technician, who claims that she was hit by one of the plaintiff’s male family members while trying …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers
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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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STS 6066/2007

Country: Spain
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: S.T.S. 6066/2007
Health Topics: Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The State’s Convergence of Unions of Physicians (SCUP) planned multiple strikes in 2003. Before these strikes, the Bureau of Economics and Treasury of the Community of Valencia issued a resolution that required the physicians to perform “minimal health services” in the hospital before they could strike. This resolution effectively required physicians to forego the strike …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Emergency care, Employment, Examination, Health care professionals
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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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Case 2-A-216-1/06

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2006
Court: Pecherskyi District Court
Citation: No. 2-A-216-1/06
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

Plaintiff Svitlana Yuriyivna Poberezhets challenged the Order “On Approving the Form and Technical Description of a Medical Certificate and the Instructions for Filling In the Medical Certificate,” which required health care institutions to include information regarding a person’s initial and final medical diagnosis, and their associated medical codes, on a person’s medical certificate. The medical …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health care professionals, Health insurance, Health records, Health regulation, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Social security
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Case 2006-005f

Country: Belgium
Year: 2006
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°2006-005f, 11 January 2006
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial
Tags: Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health insurance, Health regulation
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Case 2006-103f

Country: Belgium
Year: 2006
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°2006-103f, 21 June 2006
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to work
Tags: Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health insurance, Health regulation
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Gonzales v. Oregon

Country: United States
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 546 U.S. 243 (2006)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medicines, Mental health
Facts:

The state of Oregon legalized a physician-assisted suicide law. This law exempts state-licensed physicians who “dispense or prescribe a lethal dose of drugs upon the request of a terminally ill patient” from civil or criminal liability. The law required that the patient must have a diagnosis of an incurable and irreversible disease that reasonably will cause …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Counseling, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Informed choice, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Substance abuse, Suicide
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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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