126 judgments found.

Pehle v. Farm Bureau Life Insurance

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: 10th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 397 F.3d 897 (2005)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Facts:

Gary and Renna Pehle (“Appellants”), husband and wife, applied for life insurance with the Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company (“Farm Bureau”) in Wyoming in 1999. As part of the application process, the Pehle’s submitted a blood test. The test was contracted to LabOne, an independent company located in Kansas. Both Appellants tested positive for Human …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Duty of care, Health records, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Medical records, Negligence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Testing
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Roche v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court:
Citation: Roche v. U.K., App. No. 32555/96, 42 Eur. H.R. Rep. 30 (2006).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to privacy, Right to property
Facts:

Applicant, a United Kingdom national who had served in the British Army, maintains that his health problems, which left him handicapped, were the result of his participation in mustard and nerve gas tests conducted while he served in the British Armed Forces at the Chemical and Biological Defense Establishment (CBDE) at Porton Down Barracks (England) …Read more

Tags: Asthma, Awareness, Contamination, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Duty of care, Inhuman treatment, Negligence, Notification, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, Tort, Torture, Toxic waste
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Storck v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Storck v. F.R.G., App. No. 61603/00, 43 Eur. H.R. Rep. 96 (2005).
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a German national, alleged violations under Article 5 (right to liberty and security of person), Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing) and Article 8 (right to respect for his private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning her involuntary placement and medical treatment in a private clinic …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Damages, Disabled, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory testing, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Paranoia, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Schizophrenia
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AB and Ors. v. Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division
Citation: [2004] EWHC 644 (QB), [2005] Lloyds Rep Med 1, [2004] 2 FLR 365, [2005] 2 WLR 358, [2004] Fam Law 501, [2005] QB 506, [2004] 3 FCR 324, [2005] Lloyd's Rep Med 1, (2004) 77 BMLR 145
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life
Facts:

In 1999, it was disclosed that for many years tissue and organs had been taken at or after post-mortems on deceased children, which were retained without the knowledge of the parents. Hospital post-mortem examinations were generally carried out following the death of a person in a hospital, provided, in accordance with the Human Tissue Act …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Childbirth, Depression, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Duty of care, Examination, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Informed choice, Mental disorder, Miscarriage, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Notification, Parental consent, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Testing, Tort, Trauma
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Chester v. Afshar

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2004] UKHL 41
Health Topics: Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

Carole Ogilvy Chester made a claim of medical negligence against her surgeon Fari Afshar and sought damages. Ms. Chester suffered from severe backaches for a considerable amount of time, and was referred to Dr. Afshar who was a renowned consultant neurosurgeon. Dr. Afshar advised her to go in for surgery, which she did. The surgery …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Duty of care, Informed choice, Negligence, Notification, Tort
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Harvey v. PD 

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: 59 NSWLR 639;[2004] NSWCA 97 
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The Respondent, PD, was a patient of the Alpha Medical Centre (the Centre) from October 1997 until February 1999. On 16 November 1998, she participated in a joint medical consultation with her husband-to-be, FH. The Appellants, Dr. Harvey and Dr. Chen, were their treating physicians. The couple met with Dr. Harvey for the purpose of …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Compensation, Confidentiality, Damages, Disclosure, Duty of care, Health information, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Informed choice, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Remedies, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Standard of care, STDs, STIs, Tort, Transmission
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Vo v. France

Country: France
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 53924/00; (2005) 40 EHRR 12; 17 BHRC 1; [2005] Inquest LR 129; (2004) 79 BMLR 71; [2004] 2 FCR 577; [2004] ECHR 326
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

Mrs. Thi-Nho Vo attended Lyons General Hospital for a medical examination during her pregnancy. On the same day, another woman, Mrs. Thi Thanh Van Vo, was at the hospital to have a contraceptive coil removed. When Dr. G, the doctor who was to remove the coil from Mrs. Thi Thanh Van Vo, asked for ‘Mrs. …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Criminalization, Damages, Emergency care, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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Wu Zhongze, et al. v. Shanghai Institute of Biological Products [WZZ等诉上海生物制品研究所人身损害赔偿案]

Country: China
Year: 2004
Court: Shanghai First Intermediate Peoples’ Court
Citation: No. 127
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Facts:

This case was an appeal to the Shanghai First Intermediate People’s Court by the parents of Wu Pengtao, a young boy who died in 2000 from AIDS. Wu Pengtao had contracted HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C sometime prior to 1998 from allegedly tainted human coagulation factor VIII concentrates, which were used to treat his haemophilia A. …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Child mortality, Children, Compensation, Damages, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Inadequate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Noncommunicable diseases, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort, Transmission
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Cattanach v. Melchior

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: High Court
Citation: (2003) 215 CLR 1; (2003) 199 ALR 131; (2003) 77 ALJR 1312; [2003] HCA 38
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The respondents (plaintiffs at first instance), a married couple, decided not to have any more children. Mrs. M elected to have sterilization surgery (tubal litigation) performed by the appellant (defendant). Mrs. M told the appellant that her right fallopian tube had been removed and on examination that appeared to be correct, so appellant only performed …Read more

Tags: Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Family planning, Health care professionals, Negligence, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Tort
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Maria Mamerita Mestanza Chavez v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2003
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 66/00, Case 12.191, October 3, 2000; OEA/Ser./L/V/II.111, doc. 20 rev., 16 April 2001
Health Topics: Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A group of NGOs lodged a petition with the Commission alleging that Peru violated Maria Mamérita Mestanza Chávez’s rights on account of a forced sterilization that resulted in her death. Peru implemented a family planning policy involving compulsory and systematic sterilization in order to modify the reproductive behavior of the population. Poor, indigenous, and rural …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Inadequate treatment, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Infertility, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Poor, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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