81 judgments found.

Case T-388/09

Country: Colombia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Octava de Revisión mayo 28, 2009, M.P.: Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, Sentencia T-388/09 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner, a Colombian national, filed a tutela (an appeal for legal protection) on behalf of his partner who was 19 weeks pregnant. The petitioner’s partner underwent examination and discovered that the fetus exhibited serious malformations that made the fetus unviable. Despite the advice of a board of specialists to terminate the pregnancy, the local health …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Conscientious objection, Criminalization, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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K.K. Kharbanda v. Union of India and Ors

Country: India
Year: 2009
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: [2009] INDLHC 940
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Petitioner, a government employee, submitted claims for (a) reimbursement for his wife’s cancer treatment prior to the 2003 date on which the Export Inspection Council (the “Council”) determined that certain Special Diseases, including cancer, would be exempted from a 3,600 rupee ceiling on reimbursement. The Council had not revised the rates since 1989;  (b) certain …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Cancer, Health care technology, Private hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Yolanda v. Regional Healthcare Department of the Generalitat Valenciana

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 16-11-2009 Appeal No. 4426/2008
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff sued the defendant, Regional Healthcare Department of the Generalitat Valenciana (RHD) for a refund of medical expenses following its denial of fertilization treatment. The plaintiff was carrying a genetic illness multiple endocrine neoplasia type II (MEN II). She had surgery after being diagnosed with the disease. Subsequently, the plaintiff decided she wanted to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Emergency care, Fertility, Health funding, Health insurance, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security, Tertiary care
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Nabieh Taha Muhammad al-Bahy, et al. v. President of the Republic, et al.

Country: Egypt
Year: 2008
Court: State Council, Court of Administrative Justice, First Circuit
Citation: Cases no. 21550/61, 21665/61, 22912/61, 23003/61, 25752/61, and 25857/61
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

On March 21, 2007, the Egyptian Prime Minister issued a Decision (“The Decision”), no. 637/2007, establishing the Egyptian Holding Company for Health Care (“The Holding Company”). The Decision transferred the assets of the Public Health Insurance Organization’s (“HIO”) hospitals and clinics to The Holding Company and its affiliates, declaring the assets privately owned by the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Clinics, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Pediatric Clinic of Los Lagos v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 2008
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 70/08, Petition 12.242, October 16, 2008; OEA/Ser.L/V/II.134, Doc. 5, rev. 1, 25 February 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Ten children died as a result of the presumed medical negligence of the personnel at the Clínica Pediátrica da Região dos Lagos. The hospital received funds from the state via the public system of health of Brazil called Sistema Unico de Salud. The majority of children treated at the hospital were from families with “reduced …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Children, Cleanliness, Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low income, Minor, Negligence, Pediatric health, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Underprivileged
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Sh. Balram Sharma v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2008
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: WP(C) No.13740/2005
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

After suffering from a heart attack, the petitioner had sought treatment at a government hospital. Taking into consideration his critical condition and the length of time that it was expected it would take for him to receive treatment at that hospital, the doctors recommended that the petitioner seek treatment at a private hospital immediately. Thereafter, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Emergency care, Health insurance, Heart disease, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Case 149

Country: Romania
Year: 2007
Court: National Council for Combating Discrimination
Citation: Decision No. 149 of 17 October 2007
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

On August 28, 2009, Mrs. Y, a pregnant woman of Roma ethnic origin, went to Targu Neamt Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, a public hospital, for a check-up.  Dr. X performed the check-up and sent her home, telling her there was nothing wrong with her and making certain derogatory statements about gypsies. When Mrs. Y …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Emergency care, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy
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Case 6501/2007

Country: Spain
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: S.T.S. 6501, July 17, 2007.
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Facts:

In 2002, Jose Maria was diagnosed with cancerous enlargements and was admitted to the Virgen de las Nievas Hospital, where he was treated with four cycles of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. One year later, he needed a surgery that public health services were unable to provide. As such, he went to the Teknon Clinic of Barcelona …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cancer, Clinics, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Lung disease, Neurological diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Social security, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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K. Mani v. Secretary of Government

Country: India
Year: 2007
Court: High Court - Madras
Citation: 2007 (3) MLJ 34
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner, who worked as a Head Constable in Tamil Nadu, filed a case against the Secretary to the Government, Health and Family Welfare Department, Tamil Nadu and others, for rejecting his request for reimbursement under the Tamil Nadu Government Employees’ Health Fund Scheme. The petitioner requested such reimbursement for an angioplasty he underwent on November …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Emergency care, Heart disease, Private hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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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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