19 judgments found.

National Centre of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, et al. v. M. O-shvili

Country: Georgia
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Case No. as-771-986-08
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The Plaintiff had a number of medical procedures related to urological problems and tuberculosis over the course of several years at Tbilisi State Medical University Clinic. The Plaintiff alleged that the medical institution had been obligated to provide him with information about the diagnosis and necessary anti-tuberculosis treatment, and its failure to do so had …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Disclosure, Inadequate treatment, Kidney disease, Non-disclosure, Notification, Public hospitals, Remedies, TB, Tuberculosis
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Covarrubias v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Country: Canada
Year: 2006
Court: The Federal Court of Appeal
Citation: 2006 FCA 365
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The appellants were Mexican citizens who arrived in Canada and made a claim for refugee protection. Before their claim was heard, the male appellant was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and was immediately put on life-sustaining hemodialysis treatment. The Immigration and Refugee Board (‘Board’) denied their claim for refugee protection. Among other findings, the Board …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Examination, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Kidney disease, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Refugees, Testing, Underprivileged
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Pentiacova and Ors. v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 14462/03; (2005) 40 EHRR SE23
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

Applicants filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights alleging that the Moldovan government’s inadequate financing of hemodialysis treatments violated their right to life, caused them significant pain and suffering, and negatively affected their families’ lives. Applicants were a group of patients suffering from liver failure and receiving hemodialysis treatments. They alleged that …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Kidney disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Public hospitals
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Case 1294-2004-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2004
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Citation: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia], Constitutional Judgment 12/94/2004-R, August 12, 2004 (Bol.)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The National Commission on Benefits of the National Health Treasury (CNS) provided free medical insurance for the elderly. Alejandro Cuba Plaza, a beneficiary of CNS, was diagnosed with “terminal chronic kidney failure” and treated with ongoing hemodialysis at Obrero Hospital. After 52 weeks of treatment, CNS ordered the Director of Obrero Hospital to transfer Plaza …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Budget, Elderly, Health care technology, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Kidney disease, Long-term care, Low income, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Senior citizens, Social security, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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Adviento v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Country: Canada
Year: 2003
Court: Federal Court
Citation: 2003 FC 1430
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The applicant was a citizen of the Philippines who entered Canada in 1990 under the Foreign Domestic Program, later renamed the Live-In Caregiver Program. She remained legally employed as a caregiver until her employment authorization expired in 1998. Nonetheless, she continued to stay and work in Canada. In 1994, the applicant was diagnosed with kidney …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Essential medicines, Examination, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Kidney disease, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Testing, Underprivileged
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Case 687/2000-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2000
Court: Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia [Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia]
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

After her body rejected a kidney transplant, Rocio Mercadeo Zimerman began hemodialysis treatment with the National Health Fund (the “Fund”) on June 6, 1995. The treatment was authorized to continue for one year, but was discontinued on May 18, 1996 after Zimerman’s health was stabilized because of a new, successful kidney transplant. In March of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Kidney disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Social security
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Shortland v. Northland Health Ltd.

Country: New Zealand
Year: 1998
Court: High Court
Citation: Shortland v. Northland Health Ltd., [1998] 1 NZLR 433 (HC) (N.Z.).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

W suffered from Type II diabetes and was admitted to the hospital of the respondent (Northland Health Ltd) with chronic renal failure and brain damage in September 1996. He was discharged after he received dialysis and his condition improved. He was readmitted to hospital in June 1997 with end stage renal failure, the only cure …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Kidney disease, Noncommunicable diseases
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Payton v. Weaver

Country: United States
Year: 1982
Court: Court of Appeal, First District, Division 1, California
Citation: Payton v. Weaver 182 Cal. Rptr. 225 (Cal. Ct. App. 1982)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Appellant, Brenda Payton, suffered from end stage renal disease and required weekly dialysis. She also suffered from drug addition, mental illness, and poverty. She brought action against respondents, physician John C Weaver, Jr. and Alba Bates and Herrick hospitals, in form of petition for writ of mandate alleging that they wrongly failed to provide her …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Addiction, Damages, Drug abuse, Duty of care, Indigent, Kidney disease, Low income, Mental illness, Substance abuse
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Saguir y Dib, Claudia Graciela s/Autorización

Country: Argentina
Year: 1980
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: Fallos 302:1284
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Informed consent
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The parents of the 17 years old plaintiff, Claudia Graciela Saguir y Dib, filed an authorization on behalf of their daughter for her to be able to donate her kidney to her brother, who was suffering from chronic renal terminal failure. Law 21.541, art. 13, established that a person over 18 years old could donate …Read more

Tags: Child, Children, Health regulation, Informed choice, Kidney disease, Patient choice, Underage
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