45 judgments found.

Leonel v. American Airlines

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: 9th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 400 F.3d 702 (2005)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The Appellants, Leonel and others, were persons living with HIV. They applied for and were granted offers for flight attendant positions with American Airlines (American). Upon discovery of their HIV-positive status, American rescinded Appellants’ job offers, citing their failure to disclose information during their medical examinations. The Appellants had originally been given conditional offers of …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Medical records, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Editions Plon v. France

Country: France
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Plon (société) v. Fr., App. No. 58148/00, 42 Eur. H.R. Rep. 36 (2006).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a publishing company named Plon, and the authors of a book that contained information about former French President Mitterrand’s secret battle with cancer, entitled “Le Grand Secret,” were stopped through a court injunction by the family of President Mitterrand from distributing the book. On 23 October 1996 the Paris tribunal de grande instance, …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health information, Secrecy
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Harvey v. PD 

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: 59 NSWLR 639;[2004] NSWCA 97 
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The Respondent, PD, was a patient of the Alpha Medical Centre (the Centre) from October 1997 until February 1999. On 16 November 1998, she participated in a joint medical consultation with her husband-to-be, FH. The Appellants, Dr. Harvey and Dr. Chen, were their treating physicians. The couple met with Dr. Harvey for the purpose of …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Compensation, Confidentiality, Damages, Disclosure, Duty of care, Health information, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Informed choice, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Remedies, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Standard of care, STDs, STIs, Tort, Transmission
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Northwestern v. Ashcroft

Country: United States
Year: 2004
Court: 7th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 362 F.3d 923 (2004)
Health Topics: Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The Respondent, the Attorney General of the United States, appealed a district court order quashing a subpoena that commanded Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) to produce the medical records of certain patients. The records were to be used in an upcoming suit challenging the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. The records contained …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Confidentiality, Criminalization, Disclosure, Electronic health records, Health data, Health information, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Partial birth abortion, Termination of pregnancy
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Doe v. United States Postal Service

Country: United States
Year: 2003
Court: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals
Citation: 317 F.3d 339 (2003)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellant, Doe, brought an action against his employer, the U.S. Postal Service, for the Postal Service’s disclosure of his HIV status in violation of both the Privacy Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Doe’s status was first revealed to Postal Service officials as part of a request for leave pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Medical records, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Doe v. Delie

Country: United States
Year: 2001
Court: 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 257 F.3d 309 (2001)
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellant, Doe, an HIV-positive former inmate of the State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh (SCIP), brought this claim against SCIP officials, alleging that prison practices violated his constitutional right to privacy under the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. SCIP medical staff informed Doe that his HIV status would be kept confidential. However, because of practices …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Detention, Disclosure, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Medical records, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Herring v. Keenan

Country: United States
Year: 2000
Court: 10th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 218 F.3d 1171 (2000)
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellant, Herring, brought this suit alleging a violation of his constitutional right to privacy after his federal probation officer, Keenan, improperly disclosed his HIV status to his sister and to his restaurant employer. In December 1993, Herring voluntarily informed his probation officer that he had taken an HIV test and that he might be …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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In re subpoena v. Dwight L Bailey

Country: United States
Year: 2000
Court: 4th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 228 F.3d 341 (2000)
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

In connection with an investigation into federal healthcare offenses, the Respondents, Dr Bailey and a professional healthcare association, were served with four subpoenas from the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia as authorized under 18 U.S.C. § 3486. The subpoenas required, among other things, the production of patient medical records. Section 3486(e)(1) …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Electronic health records, Health data, Health information, Health regulation, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Secrecy
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Mr. X v. Hospital Z

Country: India
Year: 1998
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: AIR 1999 SC 495; JT 1998 (7) SC 626; 1998 (6) SCALE 230
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Mr. X, the Appellant, was about to get married when it was found that he was living with HIV. “The marriage was called off on the ground of blood test conducted at the respondent’s hospital in which the appellant was found to be HIV(+).” As members of the Appellant’s family and community came to know …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health information, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Doe v. Marsh

Country: United States
Year: 1997
Court: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 105 F.3d 106 (1997)
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellants, Doe and Roe, brought this claim alleging that the respondent, Marsh, violated their right to privacy under the US Constitution. Doe and Roe were HIV positive individuals active in various HIV/AIDS support and advocacy organizations; both had participated in educational seminars for social workers and educators focused on HIV prevention. The seminars were …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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