122 judgments found.

Millicent Awuor Omuya& 1 Or. v. Attorney General & 4 Ors.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 562 of 2012
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The petitioners were two women who gave birth and were detained by Pumwani Hospital when they could not pay maternity fees in full upon discharge. The first petitioner was referred to the hospital with a potential breech birth and was detained for 24 days after discharge when she was unable to pay her hospital bill. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Caesarean, Childbirth, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Humiliating treatment, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Low income, Maternal health, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, et al. v. Iowa Board of Medicine

Country: United States
Year: 2015
Court: Iowa Supreme Court
Citation: 865 N.W.2d 252 (Iowa 2015)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

This case challenged rules adopted by the Iowa Board of Medicine (“Board”) regarding medicated abortions provided via telemedicine. Starting in 2008, doctors in Iowa at Planned Parenthood began performing abortions via telemedicine. The abortions were performed using mifepristone, a drug that that can be taken orally that terminates a pregnancy, and misoprostol, another oral drug …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Health care professionals, Health care technology, Health care workers, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development & Ors. v. Nakaseke District

Country: Uganda
Year: 2015
Court: High Court of Uganda at Kampala
Citation: Civil Suit No. 111 of 2012
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiffs contended that a woman named Nanteza Irene was brought to the Nakaseke Hospital to deliver a child. She had an obstructed labour and did not receive appropriate medical care due to unavailability of the duty doctor (DW4). The plaintiffs sought damages on account of negligent conduct of the hospital in respect of a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health care technology, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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A.K. v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 33011/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

After giving birth to a child with Down syndrome, the Petitioner (a forty years old woman) alleged that she was denied adequate and timely medical care in the form of antenatal screening tests. She claimed that her doctor failed to refer her for proper prenatal testing in accordance with the medical protocols in place. According to …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Testing
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C., M. E. et al. v. Estado Nacional – INCUCAI

Country: Argentina
Year: 2014
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: C. 526. XLVII.
Health Topics: Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to property
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the National State [INCUCAI] that challenged the INCUCAI resolution that prohibits the autologous use of the hematopoietic stem cell originated in placental blood and umbilical cord obtained from the birth of their children. The co-plaintiff, Matercell S.A., a private cell bank where the mother …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Health regulation, Maternal health, Patient choice
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Dubska and Krejzova v. The Czech Republic

Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application Nos. 28859/11 and 28473/12
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

Ms. Sarka Dubska and Ms. Alexandra Krejzova sued the Government of the Czech Republic, alleging that a Czech law forbidding health professionals from attending home births was in violation of the right to private life as provided for in Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“Convention”). Dubska …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Maternal health, Midwifery, Pregnancy
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Goliath v. The Member Of The Executive Council For Health In The Province Of The Eastern Cape

Country: South Africa
Year: 2014
Court: The Supreme Court Of Appeal Of South Africa
Citation: [2014] ZASCA 182
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff underwent a regular hysterectomy for fibroid uterus at Dora Nginza Hospital. A week later, she was readmitted as she was suffering from unbearable pain and wound abscess. The abscess burst, as operation was not conducted on the scheduled date. She was again admitted to the hospital as she complained of a hard swelling …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Maternal health, Negligence, Psychology, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Sterilization, Trauma
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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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Radu v. The Republic of Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 50073/07
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The plaintiff was a lecturer at the Police Academy in Moldova. In 2003, she became pregnant through artificial insemination. Due to her increased risk of miscarriage, a doctor at the No. 7 Center for Family Doctors (“the CFD”), a state-owned hospital, ordered her hospitalization. This extended hospitalization caused her to be absent from work. The …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health data, Health records, In vitro fertilization, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Secrecy
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Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women’s Hospital and Health Centre

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2013 SCC 30
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The plaintiff, who had previously given birth via caesarean section, was due to give birth a second time. Her obstetrician recommended a vaginal birth. During labor, Cojocaru’s uterus ruptured, which restricted oxygen supply to the baby. The scar from the previous caesarean contributed to the rupture, and an emergency caesarean section was performed. The baby …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Counseling, Damages, Differently abled, Disabled, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Parental consent, Parental notification, Physically challenged, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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