69 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

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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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Patient X v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Court: Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
Citation: 2015 NSCA 41
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The appellant, Patient X,filed a complaint against a physician, Dr. Y, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons. She alleged that he inappropriately touched her breast and made racially inappropriate comments about her “black” lung capacity as compared to “white” lungs. The Investigation Committee dismissed the appellant’s complaint. The Committee’s written decision stated that there …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Depression, Duty of care, Examination, Health care professionals, Inappropriate treatment, Remedies, Standard of care, Trauma
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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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Gray v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2014
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 49278/09
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The applicants are brothers whose father died after being treated by a German doctor for acute pain due to kidney stones. The doctor had ben recruited by a private agency to provide medical services for the National Health Services (NHS). The doctor was suspended by the private agency and returned to Germany. The doctor had …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Drug safety, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Konovalova v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 37873/04, § 1, ECHR 2014
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to privacy
Facts:

Ms. Konovalova, a Russian citizen, experienced contractions due to her pregnancy and was taken to S. M. Kirov Military Medical Academy Hospital. After she was admitted to the gynecology ward, she was given a booklet issued by the hospital that contained a notice stating, “We ask you to respect the fact that medical treatment in …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Confidentiality, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Disclosure, Health care professionals, Health facilities, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-pecuniary damage, Notification, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals
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L.H. v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 52019/07
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant gave birth by Caesarean section in the Cesis District Central Hospital (Cesis Hospital) in 1997. The surgeon conducting the Caesarean section performed a tubal ligation (surgical contraception) without the applicant’s consent. The applicant commenced civil proceedings against the hospital to recover damages for the unauthorized procedure. Ultimately, in December 2006, the applicant’s claim …Read more

Tags: Caesarian, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Forced sterilization, Health records, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Medical records, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, Notification, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Mehmet Senturk and Bekir Senturk v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2013
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 13423/09
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The first applicant took his pregnant wife to the Izmir Pubic Hospital. A midwife examined his wife and the duty gynecologist was not called. As the applicant’s wife was experiencing continuous pain, he took her to another hospital- Atatruk Research and Teaching Hospital. An Assistant Doctor examined her and thereafter referred her to the Urology …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Midwifery, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Pharmaceuticals, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Reeves v. The Queen

Country: Australia
Year: 2013
Court: High Court
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

Appellant doctor Reeves, a gynecologist, saw CDW, his patient, for treatment of a pre-cancerous lesion on her left labia minora. Reeves performed a “simple vulvectomy” which entailed the removal of CDW’s entire vulva, including her labia and clitoris. CDW filed suit, and provided evidence that she had only agreed to removal of a small flap …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Examination, Female genital mutilation, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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