186 judgments found.

Sykora v. Czech Republic

Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 23419/07; [2012] ECHR 1960
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Milan Sykora, a Czech national, suffered from a psycho-social disability and did not take his medication because he claimed it negatively affected his eyesight. In November 2000 the Brno Municipal Court deprived Sykora of his capacity to make legal decisions after he failed to collect his pension for four years. The decision was made based …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Compulsory treatment, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Incapacity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary examination, Involuntary testing, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory examination, Mandatory testing, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Paranoia, Patient choice, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Unauthorized treatment
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Varapnickaite-Mazyliene v. Lithuania

Country: Lithuania
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 20376/05
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health information
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant in this case brought a lawsuit against the Republic of Lithuania under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“Convention”). She alleged her right to respect for her private life, protected by Article 8 of the Convention, had been violated by employees of the Children’s Welfare …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health care professionals, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Secrecy
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Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2011
Court: Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Citation: Communication No. 17/2008; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/49/D/17/2008
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The author of the communication, the mother of a woman who had died during childbirth, claimed that Brazilian authorities had not ensured access to quality medical treatment during her daughter’s delivery in violation of nondiscrimination provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). More specifically, the author of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Clinics, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health funding, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Medical records, Miscarriage, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Underprivileged
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Brown v. Plata

Country: United States
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 131 S.Ct. 1910 (2011)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

This case involved an appeal from a decision made by a three-judge court that was convened by the Federal District Court to decide the appropriate remedy for violations of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The violations were the subject of two related Federal District Court cases in California: Coleman v. Brown (1990) …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Kidney disease, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Suicide, Waste
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Case 12/PUU-VIII/2010

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to housing
Facts:

The Plaintiffs were nurses and heads of rural health centers in the East Kalimantan Province of Indonesia. They challenged two provisions of Law No. 36 of 2009 Concerning Health. These were Article 108(1), which allowed only certain “health workers” to prescribe and distribute medicines, and Article 190(1), which made it an offence for workers in …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health regulation, Pharmaceuticals, Primary care, Traditional medicine
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Case 212 K/Pid.Sus/2011/PN.Pso

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Poso District Court
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The Defendant, Rahima S. Borahima, a doctor, had been approached by Ismawati Lakadjo on 16 April 2011, who requested that the Defendant help her abort her pregnancy. Lakadjo was 20-22 weeks pregnant, and was not yet married to her boyfriend because they were waiting until they had enough money. Lakadjo testified that she had been …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Criminalization, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Termination of pregnancy
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Case 43/PUU-IX/2011

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The Plaintiffs challenged Indonesian legislative provisions regulating health warnings on cigarette packaging. The impugned provision, Article 114 of Law No. 36 of 2009 Concerning Health (the Law), required health warnings on all cigarette packaging. The Explanation Provision in the legislation defined such a health warning as one that was easily readable, and one that “may” …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Disclosure, Health care professionals, Health education, Health promotion, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 44a-230-2011

Country: Russia
Year: 2011
Court: Пермский краевой суд (Regional Court of Perm)
Citation: Decree of 25 March 2011 in case No. 44a-230-2011
Health Topics: Health information
Facts:

The head doctor of a Russian Medical Centre issued an extract from a private citizen’s patient card to be used as evidence in a civil case without the patient’s consent or a court request. Article 61 of the Fundamental Legislation of the Russian Federation of the Healthcare of Citizens restricts access to health information as …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Medical records, Secrecy
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Case 52/2011

Country: Uruguay
Year: 2011
Court: Civil Appeals Court, 1st District [Tribunal Apelaciones Civil 1ºTº]
Citation: Docket No. 52/2011
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The appellant, joined by his spouse and children, filed suit against defendant Catholic Workers Circle of Uruguay, an affiliated collective medical assistance institution, to recover for loss of earning capacity and moral damages. The appellant’s doctor (co-defendant) at Catholic Workers Circle had diagnosed the appellant with a benign brain tumor and prescribed radiation therapy in …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Cancer, Essential medicines, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Reimbursement
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Case 822 K/Pid.Sus/2010

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

On 7 August 2008, the Defendant, Prita Mulyasari, arrived at Omni International Hospital in Tangerang with symptoms of a fever and dizziness. She was then admitted, and through a series of unfortunate events, ended up receiving unnecessary medication and incorrect lab results under the care of Dr. Hengky. Her condition significantly worsened after an incorrect …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Criminalization, Dengue, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Public hospitals
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