34 judgments found.

Dodov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Dodov v. Bulg., App. No. 59548/00, 47 Eur. H.R. Rep. 41 (2008).
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant, Mr. Dodov is a Bulgarian national. His mother, Mrs. Stoyanova, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and disappeared from a state-owned nursing home and was never found. Efforts by applicant to bring criminal and civil proceedings against the hospital staff for negligence in causing the disappearance of his mother did not yield results. Relying on Article …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Elderly, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Nursing home, Older persons, Remedies, Senior citizens, Standard of care, Tort
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Walter Obodzinsky, et al. v. Canada

Country: Canada
Year: 2007
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 1124/2002, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/89/D/1124/2002 (2007)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to acquire nationality, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The author, an elderly Canadian national in poor health, alleged that citizenship revocation proceedings against him violated his rights under articles 6, 7, 9, 14, and 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “Covenant”). The author was a Polish national who came to Canada in 1946 under a government order where …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Elderly, Heart disease, Humiliating treatment, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Older persons, Senior citizens, Torture
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YL v. Birmingham City Council and Ors.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2007] UKHL 27
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

YL was an 84-year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, who was entitled to free accommodation provided by the Birmingham City Council under s 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948 (the 1948 Act). The council, with the power given to it by s 26 of the same Act, contracted a private health service provider …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Elderly, Indigent, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Older persons, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Senior citizens
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A.B. Colaco v. Coffee Board

Country: India
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Karnataka
Citation: Writ Petition No.39031 of 2003 (S-R)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Petitioner had worked for the Coffee Board (the “Board”), a statutory body working under the administrative control of the Department of Commerce, for 24 years prior to his retirement. The pension benefits for retiring employees under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rule (the “Rules”) were fixed by the Board. The Central Government had effectuated a …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Aged persons, Elderly, Older persons, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Case 529-2006

Country: Chile
Year: 2006
Court: Court of Appeals (Rancagua)
Citation: Corte de Apelaciones [C. Apel.][Court of Appeals], 20 junio 2006, Rol de causa: 529-2006, divorcio (Chile).
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to work
Facts:

Plaintiff, a 61-year old woman afflicted with colon cancer, filed a counterclaim to her husband’s divorce petition, seeking compensation. The Trial judge had considered compensation for divorce a matter of welfare and had thus provided for a very small amount of reparation damages, taking into consideration only the plaintiff’s immediate needs and the defendant’s economic …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Cancer, Compensation, Elderly, Non-communicable diseases, Older persons, Senior citizens
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Reynoso, Nilda Noemí v. I.N.S.S.J.P.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: R. 638. XL
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, an elderly woman with diabetes, filed an action of amparo against the I.N.S.S.J.P, a public entity devoted to the provision of public health insurance to retired people. She requested the judiciary to order the Respondent to provide her 100U of human insulin, reactive tape and disposable syringes, as well as the medicine “Ampliactil” …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Diabetes, Elderly, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Health funding, Health insurance, Incapacity, Incompetence, Indigent, Insanity, Low income, Mental competence, Older persons, Poor, Senior citizens, Social security, Underprivileged
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FEI NIU Philip v. Maxima Resources Corporation & Ors

Country: Samoa
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2005] 5 LRC 788
Health Topics: Aging
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

M, the first defendant in a civil suit, sought an order by way of interlocutory application that the oral evidence of the third defendant, P, and her daughter, J,  be given by video link from Taipei, Taiwan, rather than by travelling to Samoa. P’s evidence was crucial to the determination as to who was the …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Elderly, Older persons, Senior citizens
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In the matter of Article 26 of the Constitution and the Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2004

Country: Ireland
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of Ireland
Citation: [2005] I.E.S.C. 7 (Ir.)
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill of 2004 was referred to the Supreme Court for review. Primarily the Supreme Court was asked to analyse the constitutional validity of the bill. Amendment to Section 53 of the Act imposed certain charges mostly on elderly people with limited means for in-patient treatment by public health services. Further, the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Budget, Clinics, Elderly, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Older persons, Public hospitals, Senior citizens, Social security
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N.V. v. LLC “… Hospital”

Country: Georgia
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court [საქართველოს უზენაესი სასამართლო]
Citation: Docket number #ას-33-406-05
Health Topics: Aging, Disabilities, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

N.V. submitted a lawsuit in Court against the respondent LLC “… Hospital” for reimbursement of pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages after multiple failed surgeries. The plaintiff alleged the resulting damages were caused by poorly done surgeries and post-surgical treatment. The plaintiff was operated on for left pelvis-hip joint total endoprosthesis. The plaintiff had three surgical operations …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Compensation, Damages, Disabled, Duty of care, Handicapped, Inadequate treatment, Negligence, Older persons, Physically challenged, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Yakye Axa Indigenous Community v. Paraguay

Country: Paraguay
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Yakye Axa Indigenous Cmty. v. Para., Merits, Reparations and Costs, Judgment, Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 125 (June 17, 2005).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Medicines, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The indigenous community of Yakye Axa, a traditional society of hunter-gatherers, was resettled as part of a development program in Paraguay started in 1979. They were displaced to lands with a natural environment and resources that were different from the Yakye Axa’s traditional territory and incompatible with their traditional means of subsistence.  They also faced …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Child development, Children, Clean water, Diet, Drinking water, Elderly, Food shortages, Hunger, Indigenous groups, Indigenous medicine, Indigent, Low income, Malnutrition, Minor, Older persons, Pediatric health, Poor, Potable water, Primary care, Safe drinking water, Senior citizens, Starvation, Stunting, Underprivileged
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