4 judgments found.

NN v. The Member of the Executive Council for Health

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Court: The High Court of South Africa (Eastern Cape Local Division: Mthatha)
Citation: Case No. 2571/13
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a suit in her personal capacity and as a guardian of her minor child, Z alleging medical negligence. She alleged that the hospital failed to determine the need for a Caesarean Section and due to prolonged labour and foetal distress, Z suffered from cerebral damage at birth. The Defendant pleaded that under …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Caeserean, Childbirth, Clinics, Duty of care, Infant health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Patient choice, Remedies, Right to bodily integrity, Right to Health, Right to life TAGS: Health facilities, Standard of care
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T., S. v. Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Country: Argentina
Year: 2001
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: T. 421. XXXVI.
Health Topics: Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against a public hospital in the city of Buenos Aires, to obtain the termination of a pregnancy because the fetus was anencephalic (a baby born with an underdeveloped brain and an incomplete skull), which was denied by the hospital. Abortions are illegal in …Read more

Tags: Right to bodily integrity, Right to Health, Right to Life, Right to Privacy, sexual and reproductive rights
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Winko v British Columbia (Forensic Psychiatric Institute)

Country: Canada
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: [1999] 2 SCR 625
Health Topics: Hospitals, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The appellant was schizophrenic and was arrested for attacking pedestrians on the street with a knife. Prior to the incident he had been hearing voices. The appellant was charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for purposes dangerous to the public peace. He was found not criminally responsible (“NCR”) …Read more

Tags: Assault, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Freedom from discrimination. TAGS: Health facilities, Incapacity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Public hospitals, Right to bodily integrity, Schizophrenia
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B. R. E. v. Policía Federal Argentina

Country: Argentina
Year: 1996
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: B. 77. XXX.
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Informed consent, Public safety
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to work
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the Argentine Federal Police, which issued a resolution forcing the plaintiff to retire from the police force due to being HIV positive. The HIV test was performed without the consent of the plaintiff, which constituted a violation of his right to privacy. …Read more

Tags: Compulsory testing, discrimination, HIV positive, HIV/AIDS, Non-consensual testing and treatment, People living with HIV/ AIDS, Right to bodily integrity, Right to Health, Right to Life, Right to Privacy, Right to work
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