147 judgments found.

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 857/B/2005 AB

Country: Hungary
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Aging, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Petitioner sought a declaration that a certain provision of a government decree regulating minimum pension amounts was unconstitutional because it (a) regulated a fundamental right which could only be done by statute and (b) provided a social security benefit too low to maintain human dignity, which was guaranteed by the Constitution.

Tags: Aged persons, Budget, Elderly, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Senior citizens, Social security
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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 AI 780709/RS

Country: Brazil
Year: 2010
Court: Federal Supreme Court
Citation: AI 780709/RS, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2010).
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Court of Justice held the State of Rio Grande do Sul responsible for providing medicines free of charge to an individual living with HIV who was unable to afford them. The court based its decision on the rights to life and health. Considering these medications necessary for the survival of the individual, the court blocked …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Essential medicines, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV
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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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Ministry of Health v. Atkinson

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2010
Court: High Court
Citation: [2010] NZHC 1216
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

In 2010, the New Zealand Human Rights Tribunal (the Tribunal) declared that the New Zealand government’s policy that excluded relatives of disabled persons from receiving public payments for providing home-care disability services  (the Policy) was discriminatory and thus, violated s 19 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (NZBoRA). The Tribunal’s declaration was challenged …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Disabled, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Physically challenged, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Oyal v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 4864/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. (unpublished) (2010).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The primary applicant, the child of the second two applicants, was born prematurely and diagnosed with an “inguinal and umbilical hernia.” The child required a number of blood and plasma transfusions during the first two months of life, and the applicant parents purchased the required blood and plasma quantities from the Turkish Red Cross. Four …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Children, Compensation, Damages, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Indigent, Low income, Minor, Most-at-risk, Negligence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Poor, Remedies, Standard of care, Subsidies, Testing, Tort, Underprivileged
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Wistrand v. Riksförsakringsverket

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

In 1999, Mr. Wistrand, a Swedish man, obtained an alternative and promising form of rectal cancer treatment in France because this treatment was not yet available in Sweden.  Upon his return in 2000, his local Social Insurance Board denied his request for compensation for his medical costs because the treatment did not occur in Sweden.  …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Cancer, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Tertiary care
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All India Lawyers Union v. Government of NCT of Delhi and Others

Country: India
Year: 2009
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: WP(C) No.5410/199
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

In 1986, the Delhi Capital Government (“GNCTD”) decided to convert the vacant Players’ Building into a multi-specialty hospital on a ‘no profit, no loss’ basis and invited offers from private institutions. GNTCD issued a notice stating that the vacant building along with the land was to be made available free of cost provided that the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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