78 judgments found.

Douglas v. Dobbs

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: 10th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 419 F.3d 1097 (2005)
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellant, Douglas, brought suit claiming that the Respondent, Dobbs, an Assistant District Attorney, violated her constitutional right to privacy by approving a police search of her pharmacy records. The search was initiated after a police sergeant learned from Douglas’ physician that he suspected Douglas was abusing prescription pain medication by forging prescriptions, running through …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health data, Health information, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Secrecy
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Glegg v Smith & Nephew Inc

Country: Canada
Year: 2005
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: [2005] SCC 31
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Glegg was injured in a bicycle accident and required surgical repair of fractured bones with metal implants. She alleged that following surgery, she experienced extremely painful allergic reactions to metal surgical implants manufactured by Smith & Nephew, causing her physical disability and depression. She sued her physicians and Smith & Nephew in tort. It was …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Confidentiality, Damages, Depression, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Duty of care, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Medical records, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Physically challenged, Remedies, Secrecy, Standard of care, Tort
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J.V. v. Flemish Government

Country: Belgium
Year: 2005
Court: Constitutional Court of Belgium [Cour constitutionnelle]
Citation: Case 2005-016F, 19 January 2005
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health information
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

J.V. filed an action in the Belgian Constitutional Court to annul article 40.6, line 2, of the Flemish Parliament’s Act of 1991 on the practice of sport with respect to health imperatives. He stated that the impugned provision that required the publication of details on a government website such as the name, date of birth …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Drug abuse, Drug use, Non-disclosure, Notification, People who use drugs, Performance-enhancing drugs, Secrecy, Substance abuse
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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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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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J.A.O. v. Homepark Caterers LTD, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2004
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: J.A.O v. Homepark Caterers LTD & 2 Ors., (2004) eKLR (Kenya).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Plaintiff, J.A.O., was a woman living with HIV. The Defendants were her employer (Homepark Caterers), her doctor and hospital. The Plaintiff claimed the doctor and hospital subjected her to an HIV test without her consent, in violation of her constitutional right to privacy. She further claimed that the doctor disclosed her HIV status to her employer without …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Degrading treatment, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health facilities, Health records, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Notification, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Testing
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Lemo v. Northern Air Maintenance (Pty) Ltd.

Country: Botswana
Year: 2004
Court: Industrial Court
Citation: 2004 (2) BLR 317 (IC)
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to work
Facts:

The Applicant, Lemo, was employed by the Respondent, Northern Air Maintenance, as a trainee aircraft engineer. During a period of four years, the Applicant’s health deteriorated considerably. He consistently exhausted his annual and sick leave days and took unpaid leave, often for months at a time, in order to obtain medical assistance. Due to his …Read more

Tags: Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Confidentiality, Degrading treatment, Disclosure, Employment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV, HIV positive, Inhuman treatment, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Public hospitals
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Northwestern v. Ashcroft

Country: United States
Year: 2004
Court: 7th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 362 F.3d 923 (2004)
Health Topics: Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The Respondent, the Attorney General of the United States, appealed a district court order quashing a subpoena that commanded Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) to produce the medical records of certain patients. The records were to be used in an upcoming suit challenging the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. The records contained …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Confidentiality, Criminalization, Disclosure, Electronic health records, Health data, Health information, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Partial birth abortion, Termination of pregnancy
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Case 33-3161

Country: Russia
Year: 2002
Court: Arhangelsk Regional Court
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The applicant filed a complaint against the administration of the city child clinic in the city of Mirniy. The clinic refused to give the applicant the original medical history documents for her minor daughter.  The Constitution of the Russian Federation and related legislation obligated institutions to provide relevant health care information upon a citizen’s request. …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health data, Health facilities, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Public hospitals
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H v. Associated Newspapers and Anr.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2002
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 195
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to privacy
Facts:

H was diagnosed as HIV positive whilst working as a care worker for the second respondent, N, the responsible health authority. Upon being diagnosed, H ceased to carry on practice as a healthcare worker and notified N of the reason for this. Under the Department of Health Guidelines (the ”guidelines”) patients who had undergone medical …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Awareness, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Freedom of information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Non-disclosure, Notification, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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