74 judgments found.

Application of Justice Health, re a Patient

Country: Australia
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: (2011) 80 NSWLR 354; [2011] NSWSC 432
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Informed consent, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

An inmate in a correction centre (the “patient”) had end-stage lung cancer with, at best, weeks to live. The patient was incompetent to give consent or refuse any medical treatment and had no guardian who could provide substituted consent. The unanimous medical opinion was that further active treatment would be futile, and additional medical opinion …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Informed choice, Inmate, Involuntary treatment, Jail, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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British American Tobacco Australia Services Limited v Laurie

Country: Australia
Year: 2011
Court: High Court of Australia
Citation: [2011] HCA 2
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The respondent plaintiff (continuing proceedings on behalf of her late husband) sued the appellant for negligently manufacturing and supplying tobacco products, which her husband smoked. She was also suing as a dependent widow. She further contended in support of her aggravated damages claim that the appellant company had a policy of destroying documents, which might …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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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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Case 822 K/Pid.Sus/2010

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

On 7 August 2008, the Defendant, Prita Mulyasari, arrived at Omni International Hospital in Tangerang with symptoms of a fever and dizziness. She was then admitted, and through a series of unfortunate events, ended up receiving unnecessary medication and incorrect lab results under the care of Dr. Hengky. Her condition significantly worsened after an incorrect …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Criminalization, Dengue, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Public hospitals
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Elefteriadis v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 38427/05
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Prisons, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

Applicant, Mr. Elefteriadis, alleged that he was exposed to second-hand smoke in crowded cells during several periods of detention, as well as in transport vehicles during frequent transfers between prison and court and in designated rooms for prisoners awaiting hearings. The applicant claimed such situations contravened Article 3 (freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment) of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cancer, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Passive smoking, Prison conditions, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Second-hand smoke, Smoking
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Mankayi v. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2011] ZACC 3; 2011 (5) BCLR 453 (CC) ; 2011 (3) SA 237 (CC) ; [2011] 6 BLLR 527 (CC) ; (2011) 32 ILJ 545 (CC)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Infectious diseases, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

Mr Mankayi brought an action for delictual (tort) damages against AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold). While working as an underground mineworker between January 1979 and September 1995, Mr Mankayi claimed to have been exposed to harmful dusts and gases that led to his contracting tuberculosis and a chronic obstructive airway condition; these ailments rendered him unable …Read more

Tags: Employment, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, TB, Tuberculosis, Workers' compensation
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A, B and C v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: A, B, and C v. Ir., App. No. 25579/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. 2032 (2010).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Three applicants, two Irish nationals and one Lithuanian national, travelled to the United Kingdom in 2005 to have an abortion, each applicant believing they were not entitled to an abortion in Ireland. The first applicant decided to have an abortion to avoid jeopardizing her chances of reuniting her four previous children who were in foster …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Awareness, Cancer, Criminalization, Degrading treatment, Depression, Family planning, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Noncommunicable diseases, Pregnancy, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Bazley v. Monash IVF

Country: Australia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Queensland
Citation: [2011] 2 Qd R 207; [2010] QSC 118
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to property
Facts:

Warren Bazley provided a semen sample (the semen) to the Wesley Monash IVF clinic (IVF Clinic), prior to undergoing chemotherapy, so that his wife (Kate) might conceive their child. Unfortunately, Warren passed away before his wife became pregnant. Following Warren’s death, in response to Kate’s request to continue storing the semen, the IVF Clinic responded …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Cancer, Clinics, Family planning, Fertility, Infertility, Noncommunicable diseases
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Carl Peter Erdliner v. Government of Rwanda

Country: Rwanda
Year: 2010
Court: High Court at Kigali
Citation: Case N° RPA 0646/10/HC/KIG
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

The appellant brought this appeal of a decision by the GASABO Intermediate Court that ordered his pre-trial detention for thirty days. The appellant appealed on multiple procedural grounds and also alleged that the lower court failed to properly appreciate the impact of his medical condition in determining whether pre-trial detention was appropriate. The Prosecution alleged …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Heart disease, Incapacity, Jail, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Noncommunicable diseases
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Case STS 31-3-2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The child of Mr. Florentino and Mrs. Mercedes, Jesus, was diagnosed with drug-resistant epilepsy after suffering reoccurring, frequent seizures since about two years of age, which persisted in spite of numerous drugs being tried to treat it in public hospitals. Finally, in 2003, when the child was about six years old, he had surgery in …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Epilepsy, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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