150 judgments found.

Rabone v. Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2012
Court: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Citation: [2012] UKSC 2
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The claimants stated that the deceased was a voluntary psychiatric patient. She was assessed by the hospital as a high risk of suicide attempt as she had done so before. The hospital allowed her home leave for two days. During that period, she committed suicide. The claimants stated that the hospital and its staff were …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damages, Psychiatry, Psychology, Remedies, Standard of care, Suicide, Trauma
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Reynolds v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 2694/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s son was admitted as a voluntary patient as he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and there was a fear that he might commit suicide. He was kept in a crisis room in the intensive care unit. However, on the first night itself, the applicant’s son jumped out of the window and died. The applicant’s …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Private hospitals, Psychiatry, Public hospitals, Remedies, Schizophrenia, Standard of care, Suicide, Tort, Trauma
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Stanev v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 36760/06
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

S, an adult male diagnosed with schizophrenia, lived for many years with his half-sister and step-mother, his closest living relatives, before they applied in 2000 to the Ruse Regional Court to have S declared legally incapacitated. The court declared S only partially incapacitated. S’s family refused to accept guardianship for S, and the court instead …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diet, Examination, Food, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Incapacity, Incompetence, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Low income, Malnutrition, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Paranoia, Poor, Psychiatry, Psychology, Schizophrenia, Social security
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Sykora v. Czech Republic

Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 23419/07; [2012] ECHR 1960
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Milan Sykora, a Czech national, suffered from a psycho-social disability and did not take his medication because he claimed it negatively affected his eyesight. In November 2000 the Brno Municipal Court deprived Sykora of his capacity to make legal decisions after he failed to collect his pension for four years. The decision was made based …Read more

Tags: Compulsory commitment, Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Compulsory treatment, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Incapacity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary examination, Involuntary testing, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory examination, Mandatory testing, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Paranoia, Patient choice, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Unauthorized treatment
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Brown v. Plata

Country: United States
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 131 S.Ct. 1910 (2011)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health
Facts:

This case involved an appeal from a decision made by a three-judge court that was convened by the Federal District Court to decide the appropriate remedy for violations of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The violations were the subject of two related Federal District Court cases in California: Coleman v. Brown (1990) …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Cleanliness, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Diabetes, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Kidney disease, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Suicide, Waste
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Centre For Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), et al. v. The Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Constitutional Petition No. 64 of 2011
Health Topics: Disabilities, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (“CEHURD”) alleged that Uganda passed laws that were (1) degrading to mentally challenged individuals and (2) contrary to the Ugandan Constitution (“Constitution”). The factual issue at hand involved the claim that people with mental disabilities were being detained for long and indefinite periods of time without due …Read more

Tags: Compulsory confinement, Cruel and unusual punishment, Degrading treatment, Differently abled, Disabled, Handicapped, Humiliating treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental retardation
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Fyodorov and Fyodorova v. Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 39229/03
Health Topics: Aging, Informed consent, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Two Ukrainian nationals lodged this complaint against the Ukraine under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights (the “Convention”) in 2003. The applicants alleged that they were ill-treated by the police and that no effective investigations of the event took place. One of the applicants also alleged that he had been …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Assault, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Elderly, Forced examination, Health care professionals, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary examination, Law enforcement, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory examination, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Older persons, Patient choice, Police, Psychiatry, Psychology, Senior citizens
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Haas v. Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
Year: 2011
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2011] ECHR 2422
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant suffered from a serious bipolar disorder and wished to commit suicide and requested a lethal dose of sodium pentobarbital, which is available only on prescription, from several psychiatrists but was unsuccessful. The applicant then contacted various official bodies seeking permission to obtain the substance from a pharmacy without a prescription. The Federal Office …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assisted suicide, Bipolar, Harm reduction, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Metal competence, Pharmaceuticals, Suicide
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Hadzic and Suljic v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application Nos. 39446/06 and 33849/08
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Mr. Hadzic and Mr. Suljic were detained in the Psychiatric Annex of Zenica Prison. Each claimed that their detention was unlawful under Article 5, section 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“Convention”), which protects the right to liberty and security of person They argued that the Annex was not an appropriate institution for …Read more

Tags: Compulsory confinement, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Involuntary confinement, Jail, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Prison conditions, Seclusion
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Miró, María del Rosario v. IOSPER

Country: Argentina
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: M. 466. XLVI.
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to development, Right to education, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff brought the case to the First Instance Court of Paraná [Juzgado de Instrucción n° 7 de Paraná] aginst the Helath Insurance Institute of Entre Ríos [Instituto de Obra Social de la Provincia de Entre Ríos – IOSPER] because it refused to provide comprehensive coverage to the autism treatment that the plaintiff’s son needed. …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Children, Health care and health services, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Minor, Right to education, Right to Health, Right to social security, Social security
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