7 judgments found.

PBU v Mental Health Tribunal

Country: Australia
Year: 2018
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: [2018] VSC 564
Facts:

Both the plaintiffs were diagnosed with schizophrenia and were ordered to undergo compulsory electroconvulsive treatment (ECT). The case arose from the plaintiffs’ appeal of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s (VCAT) order that they are administered ECT. VCAT made this decision pursuant to its findings that both individual plaintiffs lacked the capacity to give informed …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Freedom from Discrimination, Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Right to bodily integrity, Right to Health, Right to Privacy
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Meadows v. Khan

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Court: High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division
Citation: [2017] EWHC 2990 (QB)
Facts:

The claimant, Omodele Meadows, brought this case before the High Court of Justice to recover additional costs for raising her son, Adejuwon, who suffered from Hemophilia and autism. Prior to her pregnancy, the claimant, after seeing her nephew diagnosed with hemophilia, had taken blood tests to determine whether she was a carrier and was informed …Read more

Tags: Disabilities, Health information, Medical malpractice, Right of Access to Information, Sexual and reproductive health
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Federation of Catholic Families in Europe v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2015
Court: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Complaint No. 99/2013
Facts:

The complainant, Federation of Catholic Families in Europe (FAFCE), had alleged violation of Article 11 of the European Social Charter(hereinafter Charter) on the ground that the government of Sweden (hereinafter respondent) had failed to enact legislation or insufficient/poorly implement legislation governing the practice of conscientious objection by health care providers, which had led to discrimination …Read more

Tags: Freedom from Discrimination, freedom of religion, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Occupational health, Right to Enjoyment of Favorable Working Conditions, Right to Health, Sexual and reproductive health
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COLAK AND TSAKIRIDIS v. GERMANY

Country: Germany
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case of Colak and Tsakiridis v. Germany, Applications nos. 77144/01 and 35493/05. Strasbourg, 5 March 2009.
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The first applicant (“the applicant”) was born in 1968 and lives in Wiesbaden. In December 1992 the applicant’s companion found out that he was suffering from cancer and AIDS. He informed the applicant about the cancer but concealed his AIDS infection. On 21 January 1993 he informed their family physician about his diseases but forbade him to …Read more

Tags: Health care professionals, HIV/AIDS, Medical malpractice, Right to Fair Trial, Right to Life, Right to Privacy
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Peter Paul Patrick Lucas, et al. v. Dr. Prospero Ma. C. Tuaño

Country: Philippines
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court of Philippines
Citation: [2009] PHSC 420
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The petitioner, Peter Lucas first consulted the respondent, Dr. Tuano who was an ophthalmologist, for treatment of soreness and redness in his right eye. The respondent, after a series of examinations found that Peter was suffering from conjunctivitis and prescribed Spersacet-C eye-drops. However, after a few days Peter’s eye condition worsened and he approached the …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Examination, Inappropriate treatment, Medical malpractice, Medical negligence, Misdiagnosis, Standard of care, Tort
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Schauman de Scaiola, Martha Susana v. Provincia de Santa Cruz et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: S. 360. XXV.
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Martha Susana Schauman de Scaiola filed a suit against Dr. Juan Manuel Padrón and the Regional Hospital of Río Gallegos of the Government of the Province of Santa Cruz to hold them responsible for her son’s death, due to medical malpractice. She claimed liquidated damages due to her suffering caused from the death of her …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Health care professionals, Health insurance, Health regulation, Medical malpractice, Medical negligence, Social security
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Brescia, Noemí Luján v. Ministerio de Salud de Buenos Aires et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 1994
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: B. 100. XXI.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a suit with the Supreme Court of Justice on behalf of her father against Manuel Osvaldo Montiel(the driver of a truck), Enrique Daniel Suares (head of the medical team), the company “Dial Electromecánica”, Américo Delgado Vargas (a medical practitioner), Osvaldo Alberto Perreta (an orthopedist), and the Province of Buenos Aires to obtain liquidated …Read more

Tags: Health insurance, Labor accident, Medical malpractice, Medical negligence
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