146 judgments found.

Case 2009-12-03

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant, G.Z. was diagnosed with Gaucher’s disease at the age of three. Gaucher’s disease was a rare disease which can only be successfully treated with the drug Cerezyme. If the disease was not treated, it could result in early death. G.Z’s parents claimed 100% reimbursement of the purchase costs of Cerezyme on G.Z’s behalf. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Children, Disabled, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Case 2010-060

Country: Belgium
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Court Constiutionelle]
Citation: No. 4742. C. C., n°2010-060, 27 May 2010
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to work
Facts:

Six applicants brought forth a plea challenging the constitutionality of Article 50 of a 2008 law concerning diverse healthcare matters. The applicants sought to annul the modified “reference amounts” system introduced by Article 50. Three of the applicants, the Groupement des Unions professionelles belges de Médecins specialistes, the Association Belge des Syndicats Médicaux, and the …Read more

Tags: Budget, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health regulation, Health spending, Public hospitals
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Case 3-4-1-8-09

Country: Estonia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Constitutional Judgment 3-4-1-8-09, Supreme Court (16 March 2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing
Facts:

In 2009, the state legislative body passed the 2009 Supplementary Budget Act and Related Acts Amendment Act (“Supplementary Budget Act”), which amended a series of statutes in order to limit the state budget deficit. The Tallinn City Council filed a petition with the Estonian Supreme Court, asking it to declare certain provisions of the Supplementary …Read more

Tags: Budget, Children, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Social security
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Case 42755708

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: District Court of Administrative Cases
Citation: A02405-10/18
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Plaintiff bought 13 packs of Sprycel, also known as desatinib, during the year and sought reimbursement for their costs. A local university hospital doctors council concluded that the Plaintiff would not survive without Sprycel treatment. According to the law of Latvia, the Plaintiff was reimbursed up to LVL 10 000 for his purchase of …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pricing, Reimbursement
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Case 838

Country: Romania
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Decision No. 838 of 24 June 2010
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

An explanatory statement challenged certain provisions of the Law No. 95/2006 on the Health Sector Reform (the “Health Law”) and the Governmental Ordinance No. 92/2003 on the Tax Procedure Code (the “Government Ordinance”) as being unconstitutional under the Romanian constitution (the “Constitution). These provisions provided for mandatory social security contributions and “[a]lthough allowing the functioning …Read more

Tags: Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Social security, Subsidies
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Case A42561808

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Facts:

G.Z., the applicant, was diagnosed with type 1 Gaucher’s disease. The only treatment is a medication, Imiglucerase, which was not in the list of the State Reimbursed Medicines but is on the European Medicines Agency list of registered medicines. G.Z. brought a claim to fully compensate the purchase costs (LVL 81,900) of the medication against …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement
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Case T-045/10

Country: Colombia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court of Colombia
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Primera de Revisión febrero 2, 2010, M.P.: María Victoria Calle Correa, Sentencia T-045/10 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

An amparo action (appeal for legal protection) was brought against the Ministry of Social Protection by the Colombian Commission of Jurists (Comisión Colombiana de Juristas) on behalf of three women (Diana Carmenza Redondo, Argénida Torres, and María Romero), who were victims of massacres orchestrated by either paramilitaries or guerrillas, who were thereafter displaced from their communities, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Counseling, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diagnostics, Forced displacement, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Mental illness, Military, Refugees
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Case T-974/10

Country: Colombia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.][Constitutional Court], Sala Séptima de Revisión de Tutelas noviembre 30, 2010, M.P.: Jorge Ignacio Pretelt Chaljub, Sentencia T-974/10 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to education, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant, a Colombian woman, tutela action (appeal for legal protection) on behalf of her daughter against EPS Coomeva, a health care provider in Colombia. The child was diagnosed with cognitive disabilities, which required, according to the Fundación Integrar de Medellín, an institution specialized in the care of patients, that the child receive special education …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Disabled, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Low income, Mental retardation, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Physically challenged, Poor, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Eneh v. Holder

Country: United States
Year: 2010
Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 601 F.3d 943 (9th Cir. 2010)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The Petitioner, Lawrence Amaechi Eneh, was a native and citizen of Nigeria. He had contracted HIV while working in a nursing home in the United States. He was living with HIV-related illness, Capsis Sarcoma and Valley Fever, a disease of the lungs, at the time of the proceedings. The Petitioner was convicted for the sale …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Budget, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, HIV, HIV positive, Immigration, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Lung disease, Marijuana, Migrants, Noncommunicable diseases, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Prison conditions, Torture
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H.R. v. Försäkringskassan

Country: Sweden
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Administrative Court
Citation: RÅ 2010 ref. 52, Målnummer: 1201-09
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

H.R’s partner became acutely ill during her temporary residency in Great Britain. H.R. travelled to Great Britain to support and care for her whilst she was in hospital. He was the only family member present for multiple surgeries to treat his partner’s life-threatening cancer. This required significant and costly travel for H.R. Upon returning to …Read more

Tags: Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security
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