34 judgments found.

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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Community of La Oroya v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 76/09, Petition 1473-06, August 5, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to a clean environment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Petitioners alleged that environmental pollution from a metallurgical complex in La Oroya, Peru caused a series of violations of the rights of community members. They alleged Peru was guilty by act and omission for its failure to control the metallurgical complex; its lack of supervision of the facility’s operation; and its failure to adopt measures …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Asthma, Biohazard, Biosafety, Cancer, Child development, Child mortality, Children, Contamination, Diagnostics, Heart disease, Industrial waste, Infant health, Infant mortality, Infertility, Kidney disease, Lung disease, Maternal health, Minor, Neurological diseases, Poisoning, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, Skin disease, Toxic waste
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Sh. Balram Sharma v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2008
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: WP(C) No.13740/2005
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

After suffering from a heart attack, the petitioner had sought treatment at a government hospital. Taking into consideration his critical condition and the length of time that it was expected it would take for him to receive treatment at that hospital, the doctors recommended that the petitioner seek treatment at a private hospital immediately. Thereafter, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Health insurance, Heart disease, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Grishin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 30983/02, Eur. Ct. H.R. 925 (2007).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The applicant, a Russian national, filed several European Convention on Human Rights Article 3 violations (inhuman or degrading treatment) during his prison term. He claimed that his serious medical state (ischaemic heart disease, exertional angina, hypertension, myopia and chronic bronchitis) was not treated appropriately, that he was beaten by investigating officers and cellmates (alleging broken …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assault, Cleanliness, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Heart disease, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Pulmonary disease, Respiratory diseases
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K. Mani v. Secretary of Government

Country: India
Year: 2007
Court: High Court - Madras
Citation: 2007 (3) MLJ 34
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner, who worked as a Head Constable in Tamil Nadu, filed a case against the Secretary to the Government, Health and Family Welfare Department, Tamil Nadu and others, for rejecting his request for reimbursement under the Tamil Nadu Government Employees’ Health Fund Scheme. The petitioner requested such reimbursement for an angioplasty he underwent on November …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Emergency care, Heart disease, Private hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Walter Obodzinsky, et al. v. Canada

Country: Canada
Year: 2007
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1124/2002, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/89/D/1124/2002 (2007)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to acquire nationality, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The author, an elderly Canadian national in poor health, alleged that citizenship revocation proceedings against him violated his rights under articles 6, 7, 9, 14, and 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “Covenant”). The author was a Polish national who came to Canada in 1946 under a government order where …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Elderly, Heart disease, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Older persons, Senior citizens, Torture
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C. Nagamuthu v. State of Tamil Nadu and Ors

Country: India
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Madras
Citation: 2006-3-L W529; (2006) 2 MLJ 747
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The Petitioner was a retired Works Inspector at the Public Works Department in the State of Tamil Nadu. He was enrolled under the Tamil Nadu Government Employees Health Fund Scheme (the Scheme). He was thus entitled to free medical treatment for himself and his dependents at approved hospitals. In 1998, the Petitioner’s son had to …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Heart disease, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Shri O.N. Chhibber v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2006
Court: Central Administrative Tribunal - Delhi
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant worked as a section officer in the Department of Foods and then became a pensioner post retirement. As a central government employee, he was entitled to reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by him or his family members under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS). In 2001 the applicant and the applicant’s wife incurred …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Emergency care, Heart disease, Private hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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K.S. Mathew v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2005
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: 2005 (83) DRJ 714
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

KS Mathew, the Petitioner, was a Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Supplies when he retired. He was entitled to free medical aid under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS). After suffering a heart attack in 2001, he was admitted to Escort Heart Institute and Research Centre (EHIRC). EHIRC was a recognized hospital under …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Heart disease, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Pelman ex rel. Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Citation: Pelman ex rel. Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp 396 F.3d 508 (2d Cir. 2005)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health information
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Plaintiffs, Ashley Pelman and Jazlen Bradley, brought suit against defendant, McDonald’s Corporation, for violating Section 349 and 350 of the New York General Business Law, known commonly as the New York Protection Act between 1987 and 2002 on three counts. Count I claimed that the effect of McDonald’s promotions was to create the false impression …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Cancer, Diabetes, Diet, Disclosure, Food, Food safety, Health promotion, Heart disease, Malnutrition, Noncommunicable diseases, Obesity
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