55 judgments found.

Oyal v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 4864/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. (unpublished) (2010).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The primary applicant, the child of the second two applicants, was born prematurely and diagnosed with an “inguinal and umbilical hernia.” The child required a number of blood and plasma transfusions during the first two months of life, and the applicant parents purchased the required blood and plasma quantities from the Turkish Red Cross. Four …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Children, Compensation, Damages, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Indigent, Low income, Minor, Most-at-risk, Negligence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Poor, Remedies, Standard of care, Subsidies, Testing, Tort, Underprivileged
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Stamen Filipov and Biljana Zhivkovska to the Constitutional Court

Country: Macedonia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: 109/2009-0-1
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The Petitioners, Stamen Filipov and Biljana Zhivkovska, challenged a provision excluding certain health services from the Law on Health Insurance (the Law). Article 9 of the Law specified certain services that would be paid for under a compulsory health insurance scheme administered by the Health Insurance Fund (the Fund). Article 10 specified certain services that …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Emergency care, Health care technology, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Primary care, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Social security, Tertiary care, Testing
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Toussaint v. Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: Federal Court
Citation: (2010) FC 810
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant challenged the decision of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (‘CIC’) to deny her coverage under the Interim Federal Health Program (‘IFHP’) for her medical care, hospitalization, and related expenses. At the time the applicant began seeking medical services, she was illegally in Canada; her temporary resident visa had expired, and she had not …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Diabetes, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Examination, Health funding, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Kidney disease, Low income, Migrants, Physically challenged, Poor, Pulmonary disease, Testing, Underprivileged
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Biriuk v. Lithuania

Country: Lithuania
Year: 2009
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 23373/03
Facts:

The largest Lithuanian daily in an article titled “Pasvalys villages paralysed by the fear of death: residents of the remote Lithuanian area shackled by the AIDS threat” stated about Ms. Biriuk that she was notoriously promiscuous and that she had HIV. They also stated that she came to be infected with HIV by drug users. …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Testing
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Armoniene v. Lithuania

Country: Lithuania
Year: 2008
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case Number 36919/02
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant died during the pendency of proceedings at the Appellate stage. Prior to his death, the largest Lithuanian daily in an article titled “Pasvalys villages paralysed by the fear of death: residents of the remote Lithuanian area shackled by the AIDS threat” stated that the applicant’s husband was a victim of AIDS and that …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Diagnostics, Disclosure, HIV, HIV positive, People living with HIV/ AIDS, PLHIV, Right to Privacy, Testing
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Case T-760/08

Country: Colombia
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Segunda de Revisión julio 31, 2008, M.P.: Manuel José Cepeda Espinoza, Sentencia T-760/08 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

In 1993, Colombia passed Law 100, a broad national healthcare reform act that attempted to improve delivery of health services in Colombia by utilizing public and private insurers (“Health Promoting Entities,” or EPSs) as substitutes to purchase health care for insured patients. To this end, the law established a two-tier system of benefits: (1) a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Primary care, Secondary care, Social security, Subsidies, Testing
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Paxton v. Ramji

Country: Canada
Year: 2008
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2008 ONCA 697, 92 OR (3d) 401
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

This appeal concerns whether a doctor owes a tort law duty of care to a future child subsequently born of the doctor’s patient. Dr. Ramji prescribed Accutane to Dawn Paxton, mother of the plaintiff, Jamie Paxton, on the understanding that Dawn would not become pregnant while taking the drug. Due to her husband’s failed vasectomy, …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Contraception, Contraceptives, Counseling, Damages, Deaf, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Drug safety, Duty of care, Fertility, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Physically challenged, Standard of care, Testing, Tort
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South African Security Forces Union v. Surgeon General AO

Country: South Africa
Year: 2008
Court: High Court, Transvaal Provincial Division
Citation: Case No. 18683/07 (2008)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The parties to the dispute settled out of court based on the stipulation that the policies of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) concerning the recruitment, deployment and promotion of people living with HIV were unconstitutional. The SANDF was given six months to set aside these policies. In this decision, the Court considered the …Read more

Tags: Employment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Military, Testing
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Botros v Beadle

Country: Canada
Year: 2007
Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice – Divisional Court
Citation: [2007] OJ No 3156
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Botros was a specialist in psychiatry and sleep medicine. Three patients complained to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (“the CPSO”) that Botros improperly diagnosed and treated them and that his communications were rude and unprofessional. It was also alleged that Botros withheld information and patient data from the successor physician. The Inquiries, …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Confidentiality, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health facilities, Health records, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Medical records, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Public hospitals, Secrecy, Testing
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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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