138 judgments found.

V.C. v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 18968/07, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a woman of Roma origin, was sterilized at the hospital during the delivery of her second child. Prior to the Cesarean section, the medical personnel allegedly asked the applicant whether she wanted any more children. When she expressed that she did, the medical personnel allegedly told the applicant that if she got pregnant …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Caesarean, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Antunovic v. Dawson and Anr.

Country: Australia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: (2010) 30 VR 355; [2010] VSC 377
Health Topics: Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Zeljka Antunovic, 35 years of age, suffered from a mental illness for which she was treated involuntarily under a community treatment order issued pursuant to the Mental Health Act of 1986. She lived at the Northfolk Terrace Community Center Unit for some time before deciding she wished to return home to live with her mother. …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory treatment, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Psychiatry
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Case 247/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Justice of Castilla-La Mancha
Citation: STSJCM 247/2010
Health Topics: Informed consent
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

Jose Pablo underwent surgery to correct his atlantoaxial luxation, a disorder that impairs rotation of the neck. He and his family believed that he was undergoing a simple and routine procedure, although this turned out not to be the case. Jose Pablo suffered quadriplegia as a result of the surgery, due to the misplacement of …Read more

Tags: Informed choice, Patient choice
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Case 5299/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court of Justice of Castilla-Leon
Citation: STSJCL 5299/2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The appellant gave birth in the Hospital Universitario of Salamanca to a child born with shoulder dystocia. She brought an administrative claim against the relevant insurance company, requesting compensation in the amount of 140,036.65 Euros. She based her claim on the facts that (a) her baby’s medical history was not completed but only included gynecologist …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Compensation, Compulsory treatment, Damages, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inappropriate treatment, Infant health, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Maternal health, Midwifery, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Remedies, Standard of care
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Case 5551/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 5551/2010
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The appellant, a welder and a machine technician, went to the health care facility of Mutua Asepeyo for lumbosciatic pain caused by lifting a machine that day. He was treated with medication and rest, but did not improve. He was then diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and disc herniation, which was confirmed elsewhere. He consented …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Fertility, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Negligence, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Remedies, Tort
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Case 7026/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 7026/2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The petitioner’s childbirth resulted in a child with disability. The petitioner had diabetes, a history of intravenous drug use, hepatitis B and C, and an obstetric history that included two abortions and two previous eutocic (vaginal) deliveries.  When in the 35th week of her pregnancy, the petitioner went into preterm labor. The next day the …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Diabetes, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Patient choice, Pediatric health
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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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JCAG 362/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Administrative Litigation Chamber of Granada
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disasters and emergencies, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medicines, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

An outbreak of measles occurred in the city of Granada, beginning on October 9, 2010, with two children in the neighborhood of Albaycín. Due to low vaccination coverage among children in the neighborhood, especially those attending the public school Colegio Público Gómez Moreno, the disease spread. By November 18th, 36 cases had been reported. In …Read more

Tags: Children, Compulsory treatment, Immunization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Measles, Minor, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Unauthorized treatment, Vaccination, Vaccines
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Jehovah’s Witnesses of Moscow and Others v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 302/02
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of association, Freedom of religion
Facts:

On March 26, 2004, the District Court of Moscow upheld a claim to dissolve the religious community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Moscow (“Community”) and imposed a permanent ban on its activities. The court upheld the claim on various the grounds, which included charges that the Community encouraged its members to commit suicide and/or refused medical …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Compulsory treatment, Emergency care, Forced treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary examination, Involuntary testing, Involuntary treatment, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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A.C. v. Manitoba

Country: Canada
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2009] 2 R.C.S.; 2009 SCC 30
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

A.C., a child and a Jehovah’s Witness, suffered from Crohn’s disease. She had signed an advance medical affidavit containing her instructions not to be given blood under any circumstances. At the age of 14, she was admitted to hospital and refused to consent to the receipt of blood. The Director of Child and Family Services …Read more

Tags: Children, Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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