4 judgments found.

Ediger v. Johnston

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2013 SCC 18
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff, Cassidy Ediger (C) suffered from persistent bradycardia (slow heartrate) during birth resulting in severe brain damage. During the delivery procedure, the doctor attempted a mid-level forceps procedure as C’s mother’s labour was not progressing. Dr. Johnston did not inform C’s mother of the risks involved in the procedure including bradycardia and hence did …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Differently abled, Disclosure, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Infant health, Informed consent, Medical negligence, Negligence, Standard of care, Tort
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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
Download Judgment: Spanish

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
Download Judgment: Spanish
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