138 judgments found.

E.B. v. X

Country: Italy
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court of Cassation
Citation: Case No. 21748/2007 of 16 October 2007
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Disabilities, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

E.E., an adult, was in a car accident in 1992. As a result of this accident, she entered into an irreversible vegetative coma. E.E. was not clinically dead, defined as the “irreversible  cessation  of  all  encephalon  functions,” but was clinically in a permanent vegetative state (PVS). She was kept alive through force-feeding by means of …Read more

Tags: Compulsory treatment, Disabled, Duty of care, Food, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Incapacity, Incompetence, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Starvation, Unauthorized treatment
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M. Chinnaiyan v. Sri Gokulam Hospital and another

Country: India
Year: 2007
Court: National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
Citation: III (2007) CPJ 228 NC;
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

R. Lalitha, late wife of the Petitioner, M. Chinnaiyan underwent an operation in Sri Gokulam Hospital, the 1st Respondent (R1). In the post operative period, two units of blood from Queen Mary’s Laboratory, the 2nd Respondent (R2), was transfused into her. Soon thereafter, she developed many infections and tested positive for HIV. She later died …Read more

Tags: Blood transfusion, Duty of care, Examination, Negligence, Patient choice, Reimbursement, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Testing
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Falcón, María Liliana v. Hospital Vidal

Country: Argentina
Year: 2006
Court: Superior Provincial Court of Justice in the Province of Corrientes [Superior Tribunal de Justicia de Corrientes]
Citation: Falcon Maria Liliana c/ Hospital Vidal de la ciudad de Corrientes y/o Ministerio de Salud Publia de Corrientes y/o Estado de la Provincia Decorrientes s/ Amparo, Expediente Nº 25438/05, Superior Tribunal de Justicia de Corrientes (STJ Ctes.)(Superior Tribunal of Justice: highest provincial court in the province of Corrientes), 12/4/2006 (Arg.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Falcon María Liliana filed anguarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against a hospital in Argentina for refusing to perform a sterilization procedure during the birth of her seventh child. The plaintiff had requested doctors to perform a ligation of her Fallopian tubes, and/or any other necessary procedure, during a planned caesarean section …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Fertility, Health facilities, Informed choice, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Sterilization
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Gonzales v. Oregon

Country: United States
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 546 U.S. 243 (2006)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medicines, Mental health
Facts:

The state of Oregon legalized a physician-assisted suicide law. This law exempts state-licensed physicians who “dispense or prescribe a lethal dose of drugs upon the request of a terminally ill patient” from civil or criminal liability. The law required that the patient must have a diagnosis of an incurable and irreversible disease that reasonably will cause …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Counseling, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Informed choice, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Substance abuse, Suicide
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Case 01-03259

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: Cour de cassation [Court of Cassation]
Citation: Cass civ I, n°01-03259, 6 May 2003
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

A woman being treated by Polyclinic requested that two doctors from outside the clinic to come to treat her child. The polyclinic did not allow the two pediatric specialists to practice in the clinic. The Court of Appeal held that the polyclinic had violated L. 1111-1 of the Public Health Code and L.162-2 of the …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Informed choice, Maternal health, Patient choice
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Case 02-10957

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: Cour de cassation [Court of Cassation]
Citation: Cass civ I, n°02-10957, 7 December 2004
Health Topics: Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

After a tympanoplasty procedure provided by Dr. Y, Mrs. X suffered from partial facial paralysis. Mrs. X sought damages for the entire facial paralysis that she suffered, claiming that Dr. Y had violated the doctor’s duty to fully inform patients of the potential consequences of a medical procedure. The lower court awarded Mrs. X damages, and …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Informed choice, Patient choice, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Case 43/2005 (XI. 14)

Country: Hungary
Year: 2005
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Aging, Health information, Informed consent, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The case involved two petitions that required the Constitutional Court to examine certain elements that imposed regulations on sterilization. The first petitioner challenged the constitutionality of the Minister of Health Decree 12/1987 (VIII. 19.) EüM on Sterilization (hereinafter “D1”), which imposed certain restrictions (related to age and number of prior blood children) on a person …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Compulsory sterilization, Confidentiality, Contraception, Contraceptives, Disclosure, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Health records, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Mandatory sterilization, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Notification, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Secrecy, Spousal consent, Spousal notification, Sterilization
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Case 94-19685

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: Cour de cassation [Court of Cassation]
Citation: Cass Civ I, n°94-19685, 25 February 1997
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

After a colonoscopy, a patient suffered from  intestinal perforation. The patient sued the doctor for not having provided information on the possible risks of the surgery to him prior to the surgery. The Court of Appeal held that the patient had the burden to prove that the doctor had breached his duty to inform, and …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Compensation, Counseling, Damages, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Freedom of information, Informed choice, Notification, Patient choice, Secrecy, Standard of care
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Case 97-10267

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: Cour de cassation [Court of Cassation]
Citation: Appeal No. 97-10267. Cass civ I, 7 October 1998.
Health Topics: Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to health
Facts:

Mrs. X was treated for persistent kyphosis (curvature of the spine) by Dr. Y. After her spinal graft operation, she developed a problem with her eye known as cavernous sinus thrombosis. As a result, she lost sight in her left eye. Mrs. X sued Dr. Y for failing to inform her about all of the risks …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Duty of care, Informed choice, Notification, Patient choice, Standard of care
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Minister of Health and Social Services v. Lisse

Country: Namibia
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2005] NASC 8
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to work
Facts:

Dr. Lisse, a private medical practitioner, challenged the Minister of Health and Social Services’ (Minister) decision to deny him authorization to conduct surgeries at the Windhoek State Hospital. Lisse was a registered medical practitioner and specialist obstetrician and gynecologist authorized to practice under the Medical and Dental Professions Act, 1993.  He opened a private practice …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cleanliness, Clinics, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care technology, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Patient choice, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Social security, Tertiary care
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