151 judgments found.

Šilih v. Slovenia

Country: Slovenia
Year: 2009
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 71463/01
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Applicants were Slovenian nationals whose son of 20 years old died as a result of an allergic reaction to one of the medications. The medication was given by the duty doctor to treat the son’s urticaria. The applicants alleged medical negligence and filed a criminal complaint, which was dismissed for the lack of evidence. The …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Primary care, Remedies, Standard of care
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Yearworth v. North Bristol NHS Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2009] EWCA Civ 37
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to property
Facts:

Six men appealed the decision of the Exeter County Court that denied recovery in tort for the damage of their sperm held in frozen storage at a facility run by the North Bristol NHS Trust (the “Trust”). All six of the men were diagnosed with cancer and were advised that chemotherapy was the appropriate treatment. …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Cancer, Compensation, Damages, Depression, Duty of care, Family planning, Fertility, Health facilities, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Negligence, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Case 1157/2007-II

Country: Mexico
Year: 2008
Court: District Court of the State of Guerrero
Citation: Juzgado del Distrito de Guerrero [JD] [District Court of Guerrero], J.A.IA. 1157/2007-II (Mex.). (Mini Numa Community v. Secretary of Health, et al.)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Mini Numa is an indigenous rural community located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, composed of a population of 270 and whose closest medical center is four kilometers/one hour away in Metlatónoc, Guerrero. The regulations for the construction of a medical center in Guerrero required that the community hold at least 2500 to 3000 inhabitants …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Clinical testing, Clinics, Essential medicines, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending
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Case 1160

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court of Cassation
Citation: SCC. Decision No. 1160, dated December 16th, 2008 of the Supreme Court of Cassation on civil case No. 3373/2007, 3d Civil Division, Civil College
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Facts:

The appellants sued the defendant hospital for their son’s death; they alleged that their son died three months after his birth due to the hospital’s wrongful acts and omissions in the administration of his treatment. The Appellate Court found that medical malpractice had not been established; the child’s death was neither due to medical malpractice …Read more

Tags: Child mortality, Children, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Infant health, Infant mortality, Minor, Negligence, Pediatric health, Tort
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Case 649

Country: Romania
Year: 2008
Court: National Council for Combating Discrimination
Citation: Decision No. 649 of 4 December 2008
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

The petitioner claimed that the defendant hospital’s practice of only admitting mothers with sick children was discriminatory. In particular, the petitioners pointed to the defendant hospital’s notice board which read:  “children up to 3 years of age are admitted along with their mothers”, and “Mother – not relatives”. However, the defendant hospital argued that this …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Children, Health facilities, Health spending, Infant health, Minor, Pediatric health, Public hospitals, Social security
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Citizens’ Association “Polio Plus” to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 202/2007-0-0
Health Topics: Disabilities, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to property
Facts:

Citizens’ Association “Polio Plus” (the Association) challenged provisions of the Law on Mental Health (the Law) that regulated whether or not a person with mental illness would be given the right to possess personal items, such as clothing or items for hygiene, while resident in a mental health facility. These provisions stipulated that certain persons …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Health facilities, Mental disability, Mental illness, Psychiatry
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Nabieh Taha Muhammad al-Bahy, et al. v. President of the Republic, et al.

Country: Egypt
Year: 2008
Court: State Council, Court of Administrative Justice, First Circuit
Citation: Cases no. 21550/61, 21665/61, 22912/61, 23003/61, 25752/61, and 25857/61
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

On March 21, 2007, the Egyptian Prime Minister issued a Decision (“The Decision”), no. 637/2007, establishing the Egyptian Holding Company for Health Care (“The Holding Company”). The Decision transferred the assets of the Public Health Insurance Organization’s (“HIO”) hospitals and clinics to The Holding Company and its affiliates, declaring the assets privately owned by the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Clinics, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Right to Life New Zealand Inc. v. Abortion Supervisory Committee

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2008
Court: High Court
Citation: [2008] NZHC 865; [2008] 2 NZLR 825
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

This case was amended by a Judgment on Declaratory Relief and then overruled by the Court of Appeal in [2011] NZCA 246. The applicant, the Right to Life New Zealand (RTL), argued that the high rate of abortion in New Zealand indicated women were accessing “abortions on request” in contravention of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Counseling, Depression, Diagnostics, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health records, Health regulation, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Standard of care, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Botros v Beadle

Country: Canada
Year: 2007
Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice – Divisional Court
Citation: [2007] OJ No 3156
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Botros was a specialist in psychiatry and sleep medicine. Three patients complained to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (“the CPSO”) that Botros improperly diagnosed and treated them and that his communications were rude and unprofessional. It was also alleged that Botros withheld information and patient data from the successor physician. The Inquiries, …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Confidentiality, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health facilities, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Medical records, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Public hospitals, Secrecy, Testing
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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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