186 judgments found.

Case 2009-584 DC

Country: France
Year: 2009
Court: Conseil constitutionnel [Constitutional Council]
Citation: C. C., n°2009-584 DC, 16 July 2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case concerned a constitutional challenge to Articles 1, 10, 23, 84, 91 and 133 of law no.  2009-879 of July 21 2009, Loi portant réforme de l’hôpital et relative aux patients, à la santé et aux territoires (Law reforming hospitals and relating to patients, health and the territories) (the Law) in the Conseil Constitutionnel. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Employment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health funding, Health regulation, Pharmaceuticals, Private hospitals, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals
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Case 289793

Country: France
Year: 2009
Court: Conseil d’Etat (Council of State)
Citation: C.E., No. 289793, 10 April 2009
Health Topics: Health information, Mental health
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

Mr A suffered from psychiatric illness and was hospitalised against his will under a guardianship order in 1990 and 1996. His case was later transferred to a doctor chosen by him – Dr B, and all medical records were sent on to Dr B. Mr A later sought to obtain a copy of the entirety …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Health care professionals, Health records, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Medical records
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Case 4866/2009

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 4866/2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Appeals were filed by both parties to a decision in a case involving health damages sustained by a child as a result of a delay of the mother’s cesarean during childbirth. The child in the case suffered damages when, as a result of the lack of appropriate staff on-site, there was a delay in performing …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Case 6895/2009

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 6895/2009
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

Plaintiff sued the Catalonian Institute of Health for alleged medical malpractice and lack of informed consent relating to an electrophysiological study that he underwent when he arrived at the hospital with severe arrhythmia and in an emergency condition. Plaintiff was a high-risk patient due to his past medical history, which included prior heart attacks and …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Disclosure, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Heart disease, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Negligence, Patient choice, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort, Unauthorized treatment
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Case T-388/09

Country: Colombia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Octava de Revisión mayo 28, 2009, M.P.: Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, Sentencia T-388/09 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner, a Colombian national, filed a tutela (an appeal for legal protection) on behalf of his partner who was 19 weeks pregnant. The petitioner’s partner underwent examination and discovered that the fetus exhibited serious malformations that made the fetus unviable. Despite the advice of a board of specialists to terminate the pregnancy, the local health …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Conscientious objection, Criminalization, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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COLAK AND TSAKIRIDIS v. GERMANY

Country: Germany
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case of Colak and Tsakiridis v. Germany, Applications nos. 77144/01 and 35493/05. Strasbourg, 5 March 2009.
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The first applicant (“the applicant”) was born in 1968 and lives in Wiesbaden. In December 1992 the applicant’s companion found out that he was suffering from cancer and AIDS. He informed the applicant about the cancer but concealed his AIDS infection. On 21 January 1993 he informed their family physician about his diseases but forbade him to …Read more

Tags: Health care professionals, HIV/AIDS, Medical malpractice, Right to Fair Trial, Right to Life, Right to Privacy
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Frankowicz v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 53025/99
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Frankowicz worked as a gynecologist preparing medical reports at clients’ request. He wrote a report on the long-term treatment of one of his patients in which it was noted that the client was suffering from chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis. Furthermore, Frankowicz wrote that the client’s previous doctor “had failed to take the actions [necessary] for …Read more

Tags: Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Notification
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K.H. and Others v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 32881/04, 49 Eur. Ct. H.R. 34 (2009).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life
Facts:

The eight applicants were women of Roma ethnicity, who suspected that they had been sterilized during caesarian section deliveries at two different hospitals. The applicants obtained legal representation, who attempted to examine and obtain copies of their medical records. These requests were denied by the hospitals. The applicants then brought actions against the hospitals in …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Disclosure, Family planning, Fertility, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health records, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Low income, Mandatory sterilization, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Poor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Secrecy, Sterilization, Tort, Unauthorized treatment, Underprivileged
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S v. Procureur Général

Country: Switzerland
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Justice, Penal Division [Cour de Justice, Chambre pénale]
Citation: Switzerland
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Petitioner, S, was a man living with HIV. He was aware that he was HIV-positive since 1998 and had been undergoing treatment since then. In 2006, he began combination antiretroviral therapy. The Petitioner’s viral load had been undetectable since 2008 and he was not suffering from any other infections. The Petitioner’s doctors had assured …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Condoms, Contraceptives, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV, HIV positive, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Public hospitals, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Szuluk v. The United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 36936/05
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, an inmate in prison, appealed to the European Court of Human Rights because he wanted to correspond privately with an external medical specialist. In 2001, the applicant suffered a brain hemorrhage while he was on bail awaiting trial for a conspiracy to sell drugs. He underwent surgery twice before being discharged to prison. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health care professionals, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail
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