57 judgments found.

Ioniță v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2017
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 81270/12
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants’ minor son underwent surgery for the removal of a polyp in a public emergency hospital. The child was transferred to the ICU unit under a staff nurse who had assisted in the surgery. Due to a hemorrhage and a number of failed attempts to resuscitate, the child died. There were contrary reports of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child mortality, Children, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health data, Health facilities, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Infant health, Infant mortality, Medical records, Minor, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-pecuniary damage, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Primary care, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Testing, Tort, Unauthorized treatment
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J.R. v. The Member of the Executive Council, North West Division, Mahikeng

Country:
Year: 2017
Court: The High Court of South Africa, North West Division
Citation: Case Number 303/16
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

JR in her capacity as the natural guardian of O claimed damages for medical negligence. O was admitted to the hospital as he was suffering from Diarrohea. A drip was inserted on his forehead. The plaintiff noticed some black spots near O’s ear and scalp (gangrenous tissue). The plaintiff alleged that the failure to monitor …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Child development, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Public hospitals, Standard of care
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Lopes De Sousa Fernandes v. Portugal

Country: Portugal
Year: 2017
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 56080/13
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s husband underwent a surgery to remove nasal polyps. He suffered from severe headaches and went back to the emergency department. The duty doctor prescribed him some tranquilizer stating it was some psychological problem. As the headaches did not subside, a medical team examined him the next day and found that he was suffering …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Compensation, Counseling, Damages, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health facilities, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Medical records, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Testing
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Member of the Executive Council for Health and Social Development of the Gauteng Provincial Government v. DZ obo WZ

Country: South Africa
Year: 2017
Court: Constitutional Court of South Africa
Citation: 2017 (12) BCLR 1528 (CC)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The respondent – DZ in this case gave birth to WZ. Due to prolonged labour, DZ suffered from asphyxation, which led to cerebral palsy. WZ brought an action for damages on behald of DZ on the account of negligence of the hopsital staff. The Medical of the Executive Council (MEC) for health admitted negligence on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Damages, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Infant, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Preez v. Pretorius

Country: South Africa
Year: 2017
Court: Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Citation: [2017] ZASCA 133
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to health
Facts:

The Appellant was diagnosed with testicular cancer and his left testicle was surgically removed. He did not like the oncologist who was refered by the surgeon and decided to go for alternative therapies. The respondent practised alternative therapies and treated the appellant for more than a year. The Appellant went back to conventional treatment and …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Inadequate treatment, Negligence, Standard of care
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Links v. Member of the Executive Council, Northern Cape Province

Country: South Africa
Year: 2016
Court: The Constitutional Court of South Africa
Citation: [2016] ZACC 10
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The applicant worked as a cleaner and dislocated his left thumb. He went to Kimberlery Hospital for medical treatment and he was sent home after a plaster of paris case was put on his left hand and forearm and was asked to come after 10 days. He returned to the hospital before the stipulated time …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Negligence, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Madida v. Member of the Executive Council, Province of Kwa-Zulu-Natal

Country: South Africa
Year: 2016
Court: The High Court of South Africa, Kwazulu- Natal Division
Citation: Case No. 14275/2014
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff instituted an action for medical negligence on behalf of her daughter. She stated that due to the negligence of the hospital staff, her daughter suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, poor cognitive ability, feeding difficulty etc. The plaintiff was admitted and assessed by a midwife who authorised her admission to a ward for …Read more

Tags: Child development, Childbirth, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania-Helsinki Committee on Behalf of Ionel Garcea v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2015
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 2959/11
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant was a Romanian NGO known as the Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania-Helsinki Committee (“Association”), representing a deceased party, Ionel Garcea.  Garcea was a mentally ill prisoner who died in prison. During his sentence, he made a number of complaints about his treatment, with the Association representing him. In June …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Compulsory treatment, Counseling, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Emergency care, Epilepsy, Examination, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Imprisonment, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Incapacity, Incarceration, Informed choice, Inmate, Involuntary examination, Involuntary treatment, Jail, Lung disease, Mandatory examination, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Pneumonia, Prison conditions, Psychosis, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Standard of care, Suicide, Trauma
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D.N v. The MEC for Health, Gauteng

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Court: The High Court Of South Africa, Gauteng North Division, Pretoria
Citation: [2015] ZAGPPHC 645
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a suit against the Member of the Executive Council for negligence on part of the George Mukhari Hospital during and after her caesarean (C-sec) operation and also the manner in which they treated her infant daughter. The said public hospital is under the administration of the Gauteng Provincial Department. The plaintiff was …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Infant, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Psychology, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Trauma
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Looney v. Moore

Country: United States
Year: 2015
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Citation: No. 2:13-CV-00733-KOB, 2015 WL 4773747 (N.D. Ala. Aug. 13, 2015)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Facts:

The infant Plaintiffs in this case were part of the Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial (SUPPORT), a clinical research trial aimed at measuring the effects of oxygen saturation levels in premature infants with low birth weights, at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital. For the trial, participants were randomly assigned into groups, and the …Read more

Tags: Child mortality, Children, Clinical trials, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Infant mortality, Informed choice, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Standard of care, Unauthorized treatment
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