66 judgments found.

BT v. Oei

Country: Australia
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: [1999] NSWSC 1082
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The case was brought by BT on behalf of herself and on behalf of the estate of her late husband, AT, against the defendant, a general practitioner, who was AT’s doctor from 26 November 1991 to 22 January 1993. The case arose as a result of the defendant’s alleged negligent failure to diagnose AT’s HIV …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Awareness, Compensation, Condoms, Confidentiality, Contraceptives, Counseling, Damages, Depression, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Duty of care, Gay, Harm reduction, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Injecting drug users, LGBTI, Most-at-risk, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Notification, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Queer, Remedies, Sex workers, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Spousal notification, Standard of care, STDs, STIs, Testing, Transmission
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Lowns v. Woods; Procopis v. Woods

Country: Australia
Year: 1996
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: [1996] Aust Torts Reports 81
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Facts:

The plaintiff is the father of a child who suffered from seizures and who received brain damage due to a particular seizure. During that particular seizure, the mother had sent another child to call the local doctor, one of the defendants, who did not come. As New Zealand imposes a statutory duty on doctors to …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Inadequate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Pediatric health, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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CES and Anr. v. Superclinics and Ors.

Country: Australia
Year: 1995
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: (1995) 38 NSWLR 47; (1995) Aust Torts Reports 81-360
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

CES (‘the first appellant’) sought damages from Superclinics (‘respondent’) for the loss of an opportunity to terminate her pregnancy. The first appellant, a 21-year-old woman, visited a doctor at Superclinics after she missed her period. She stated that if she were found to be pregnant, she would like the pregnancy terminated. The doctor did not …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Childbirth, Compensation, Counseling, Criminalization, Damages, Depression, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Examination, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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Kobe ter Neuzen v. Korn

Country: Canada
Year: 1995
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1995] 3 S.C.R. 674, [1995] S.C.J. No. 79
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The plaintiff was infected with HIV through an artificial insemination (“AI”) procedure performed by the defendant physician in 1985, before the various methods of HIV transmission were widely known. The physician performed 35 AI procedures on the plaintiff between 1981 and January 1985. The physician did not warn the plaintiff about the possibility of HIV …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, HIV, HIV positive, In utero fertilization, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Remedies, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Standard of care, STDs, STIs, Tort, Transmission
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X v. France

Country: France
Year: 1992
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 18020/91, 14 Eur. H.R. Rep. 483 (1992).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant was given a number of blood transfusions and was found to have been infected with the AIDS virus. He alleged that he had been infected a result negligent delay of the Minister for Solidarity, Health and Social Protection in implementing appropriate rules for the supply of blood products. After having made unsuccessful efforts …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Compensation, Damages, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Negligence, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Remedies, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Smallpox, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Malette v. Shulman et al.

Country: Canada
Year: 1990
Court: Ontario Supreme Court, Court of Appeal
Citation: 67 DLR (4th) 321, 72 OR (2d) 417
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

Malette, a Jehovah’s Witness, sued Dr. Shulman for administering a blood transfusion contrary to her prior expressed wishes. Malette was rushed to the emergency room after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident. She was semi-conscious and bleeding profusely. One of the nurses found a card in her purse, which stated she was a devout …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Compulsory treatment, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Forced treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Involuntary treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort, Unauthorized treatment
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