66 judgments found.

Vinicio Poblete Vilches v. Chile

Country: Chile
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 13/09, Petition 339-02, March 19, 2009
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The case concerns the death of Mr. Vinicio Antonio Poblete Vilches that took place in a public hospital in the city of Santiago. The petitioners (Mr. Vilches’ wife and sons) claimed that the physicians treating Mr. Vilches were responsible for his death. In January 2001, Mr. Vilches was brought to a public hospital in Santiago …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Degrading treatment, Duty of care, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Public hospitals, Remedies, Unauthorized treatment
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Yearworth v. North Bristol NHS Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2009] EWCA Civ 37
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to property
Facts:

Six men appealed the decision of the Exeter County Court that denied recovery in tort for the damage of their sperm held in frozen storage at a facility run by the North Bristol NHS Trust (the “Trust”). All six of the men were diagnosed with cancer and were advised that chemotherapy was the appropriate treatment. …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Cancer, Compensation, Damages, Depression, Duty of care, Family planning, Fertility, Health facilities, In utero fertilization, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Negligence, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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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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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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Eggertsdóttir, Sara Lind v. Iceland

Country: Iceland
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 31930/04, Eur. Ct. H.R. 553 (2007).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant, an Icelandic national was born physically and mentally handicapped at the National and University Hospital (NUH). Linking the cause to possible mistakes on the part of the hospital staff, the applicant’s parents brought judicial proceedings on her behalf against the State of Iceland. The District Court found that the State was liable and …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Disabled, Handicapped, Inappropriate treatment, Infant health, Minor, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies
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Laura Albán-Cornejo v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2007
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Inter-Am. Ct. H.R. (ser. C) No. 171 (Nov. 22, 2007).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

On December 13, 1987, Laura Susana Albán-Cornejo was admitted to a private health institution from expressed symptoms of bacterial meningitis. On December 17, 1987, Albán-Cornejo suffered severe pain for which the resident physician prescribed a 10 mg. dose of morphine. The next day, while under medical treatment, Albán-Cornejo died. The parents, who were with their …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Inappropriate treatment, Meningitis, Negligence, Remedies, Standard of care
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M. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Health Topics: Health information, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

The applicant, a mental health patient, brought action against the Secretary of State for Health alleging violations of Articles 8 (private life), 13 (ineffective remedy) and 46.1 (failure to change law) of the European Convention on human Rights when she was without power to change or even make objections to the identity of her ’nearest …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health data, Health records, Medical records, Molestation, Remedies, Secrecy, Sexual abuse
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Tysiąc v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 5410/03, 45 Eur. H.R. Rep. 42 (2007).
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, 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 bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant alleged a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the Convention when she had been refused a therapeutic abortion considered legal under the Family Planning Act of Poland–when the pregnancy is thought to endanger the mother’s life, as was the case here. Applicant suffered from severe myopia and …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Childbirth, Criminalization, Damages, Degrading treatment, Disabled, Emergency care, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Negligence, Physically challenged, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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Byrzykowski v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 11562/05
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant, a Polish national, claimed violations of Articles 2 (right to life) and 6 (timely investigation) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) when he was unable to convince authorities to investigate potential mistreatment of his wife, who fell into a coma and died during labor after receiving an epidural. Following the wife’s death, …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Childbirth, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health regulation, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Pregnancy, Primary care, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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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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