36 judgments found.

Beverly T. Peters v. St. Joseph Services Corporation d/b/a St. Joseph Health System, et al.

Country: United States
Year: 2015
Court: United States District Court Southern District of Texas Houston Division
Citation: Civil Action No. 4:14-CV-2872
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

Peters, the plaintiff, brought a class action against St. Joseph Services Corporation for damages after a data breach of St. Joseph’s computer network. While purchasing health care services, Peters had provided her personally identifiable and protected health information to St. Joseph, including her name, social security number, birthdate, address, medical records, and bank information. In …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Electronic health information, Electronic health records, Health facilities, Health records, Medical records, Notification
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Adam, et al. v. Ledesma-Cadhit, et al.

Country: Canada
Year: 2014
Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Citation: 2014 ONSC 5726
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

This judgment deals with motions by the federal and provincial Crowns to strike out the plaintiffs’ claims on the ground that the claims disclosed no reasonable cause of action against the federal or provincial government. The plaintiffs’ 5-year-old daughter, died five days after she received the H1N1 influenza virus vaccine. The daughter was in good …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Child mortality, Children, Drug safety, Duty of care, Health promotion, Immunization, Influenza, Minor, Negligence, Notification, Pediatric health, Tort, Vaccination, Vaccines
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Konovalova v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 37873/04, § 1, ECHR 2014
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to privacy
Facts:

Ms. Konovalova, a Russian citizen, experienced contractions due to her pregnancy and was taken to S. M. Kirov Military Medical Academy Hospital. After she was admitted to the gynecology ward, she was given a booklet issued by the hospital that contained a notice stating, “We ask you to respect the fact that medical treatment in …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Confidentiality, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Disclosure, Health care professionals, Health facilities, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-pecuniary damage, Notification, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Public hospitals
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L.H. v. Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2014
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 52019/07
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant gave birth by Caesarean section in the Cesis District Central Hospital (Cesis Hospital) in 1997. The surgeon conducting the Caesarean section performed a tubal ligation (surgical contraception) without the applicant’s consent. The applicant commenced civil proceedings against the hospital to recover damages for the unauthorized procedure. Ultimately, in December 2006, the applicant’s claim …Read more

Tags: Caesarian, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Forced sterilization, Health records, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Medical records, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, Notification, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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H v. Finland

Country: Finland
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 37359/09
Health Topics: Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, H., was born male, married a woman, and had a child. She was diagnosed as transgender during the course of the marriage, whereupon she changed her first names and renewed her passport and driver’s license. However, her request to have her identity number changed was refused based on sections 1 and 2 of …Read more

Tags: Civil union, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Domestic partnership, Gender identity, Gender reassignment, Non-disclosure, Notification, Spousal consent, Transgender
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Baldivieso, César Alejandro s/ causa n° 4733

Country: Argentina
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: B. 436. XL.
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The plaintiff, Cesar Alejandro Baldivieso, felt sick and so he went to a public hospital were doctors found that he had ingested capsules containing cocaine. The doctors passed along this information to police officers working at the hospital. As a result of this disclosure, Baldivieso was prosecuted and found guilty of drug trafficking by the Federal …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Cocaine, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Drug enforcement, Drug use, Health care professionals, Law enforcement, Non-disclosure, Notification, Police, Public hospitals, Secrecy
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Hospital Association of South Africa v. Ministry of Health, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2010
Court: High Court - North Gauteng Division, Pretoria
Citation: [2010] ZAGPPHC 69; 2010 (10) BCLR 1047 (GNP); [2011] 1 All SA 47 (GNP)
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Right to participation
Facts:

Two cases (numbers 37505/09 and 21352/09) were consolidated by an order of the court along with this case of the Hospital Association of South Africa Ltd (number 37377/09), as they all dealt with the same issues. The Applicants sought relief in respect of the promulgation by the Minister of Health (Minister) of Regulations Relating to …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, Awareness, Health regulation, Notification
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Frankowicz v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 53025/99
Health Topics: Health information
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Frankowicz worked as a gynecologist preparing medical reports at clients’ request. He wrote a report on the long-term treatment of one of his patients in which it was noted that the client was suffering from chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis. Furthermore, Frankowicz wrote that the client’s previous doctor “had failed to take the actions [necessary] for …Read more

Tags: Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Notification
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National Centre of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, et al. v. M. O-shvili

Country: Georgia
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Case No. as-771-986-08
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The Plaintiff had a number of medical procedures related to urological problems and tuberculosis over the course of several years at Tbilisi State Medical University Clinic. The Plaintiff alleged that the medical institution had been obligated to provide him with information about the diagnosis and necessary anti-tuberculosis treatment, and its failure to do so had …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Disclosure, Inadequate treatment, Kidney disease, Non-disclosure, Notification, Public hospitals, Remedies, TB, Tuberculosis
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Mendoza, Beatriz Silvia et al. v. Estado Nacional et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: [2008] File M. 1569. XL
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health information, Health systems and financing, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Residents of the Matanza-Riachulo river basin brought a class action against the National State, the Province of Buenos Aires, and the city of Buenos Aires, as well as a number of businesses, for injuries resulting from pollution of the area. A lengthy information collecting process began in 2006. The Supreme Court of Argentina found that …Read more

Tags: Budget, Cancer, Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Disclosure, Drinking water, Dysentery, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Examination Electronic health information, Freedom of information, Garbage, Harm reduction, Health data, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Industrial waste, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Notification, Poisoning, Pollution, Potable water, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Safety regulation, Sewage, Toxic waste, Trash, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution, Water safety, Water-borne disease
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