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61 judgments found.

Dudley Lee v. Minister for Correctional Services

Country: South Africa
Year: 2012
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2012] ZACC 30
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

While incarcerated in congested prison with poor hygienic conditions, Dudley Lee was infected with tuberculosis (TB).  The responsible prison authorities were aware of the risk of the inmates’ contracting TB, but did not have a comprehensive system in place to reduce the risk of infection. Rather, the prison authorities relied on a system of inmates …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Custody, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Malnutrition, Negligence, Prison conditions, Remedies, Standard of care, TB, Tort, Tuberculosis
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Reynolds v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 2694/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s son was admitted as a voluntary patient as he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and there was a fear that he might commit suicide. He was kept in a crisis room in the intensive care unit. However, on the first night itself, the applicant’s son jumped out of the window and died. The applicant’s …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Private hospitals, Psychiatry, Public hospitals, Remedies, Schizophrenia, Standard of care, Suicide, Tort, Trauma
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Case 451/2011

Country: Spain
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 451/2011
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Facts:

In 1982, a child was given aspirin in the hospital to fight against a respiratory disease with fever. Afterward, he developed Reye’s syndrome,  a kind of mental retardation. Attributing the disease to the administration of the aspirin, his parents brought a claim for financial liability from the Administration for a poor sanitary conditions. Their claim …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Drug safety, Negligence, Pharmaceuticals, Remedies, Tort
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Case 5551/2010

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 5551/2010
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The appellant, a welder and a machine technician, went to the health care facility of Mutua Asepeyo for lumbosciatic pain caused by lifting a machine that day. He was treated with medication and rest, but did not improve. He was then diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and disc herniation, which was confirmed elsewhere. He consented …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Fertility, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Negligence, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Remedies, Tort
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Claimants v Fonterra Brands (China) Limited

Country: China
Year: 2010
Court: The Small Claims Tribunal, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Citation: SCTC15980/10; SCTC15981/10; SCTC15982/10; SCTC15983/10
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to food
Facts:

The claimants, residents of Mainland China, were parents and their children who suffered physical injuries from consuming contaminated dairy products. The claimants sought monetary compensation from the defendant, from whom they had purchased the contaminated products. The defendant is a 43% material shareholder of Sanlu Group, the manufacturer and distributor of the products. The claimants …Read more

Tags: Child and adolescent health: Child development, Children, Compensation, Diet and nutrition: Food safety, Duty of care, Infant health, Minor, Negligence, Remedies, Tort
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Kayankin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Kayankin v. Russia, App. No. 24427/02, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2010).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant, a Russian citizen, appeared before a military medical commission for a preliminary health assessment prior to being drafted to the Russian military. The commission diagnosed the applicant with hypotrophy of unknown genesis and declared him temporarily unfit to serve in the military. Six months later, the commission reexamined the applicant and found him …Read more

Tags: Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Duty of care, Inhuman treatment, Tort, Torture
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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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Case 4866/2009

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 4866/2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Appeals were filed by both parties to a decision in a case involving health damages sustained by a child as a result of a delay of the mother’s cesarean during childbirth. The child in the case suffered damages when, as a result of the lack of appropriate staff on-site, there was a delay in performing …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Caesarean, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Case 6895/2009

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 6895/2009
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

Plaintiff sued the Catalonian Institute of Health for alleged medical malpractice and lack of informed consent relating to an electrophysiological study that he underwent when he arrived at the hospital with severe arrhythmia and in an emergency condition. Plaintiff was a high-risk patient due to his past medical history, which included prior heart attacks and …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Disclosure, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Heart disease, Inappropriate treatment, Informed choice, Negligence, Patient choice, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort, Unauthorized treatment
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K.H. and Others v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 32881/04, 49 Eur. Ct. H.R. 34 (2009).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life
Facts:

The eight applicants were women of Roma ethnicity, who suspected that they had been sterilized during caesarian section deliveries at two different hospitals. The applicants obtained legal representation, who attempted to examine and obtain copies of their medical records. These requests were denied by the hospitals. The applicants then brought actions against the hospitals in …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Disclosure, Family planning, Fertility, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health records, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Low income, Mandatory sterilization, Maternal health, Medical records, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Poor, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Secrecy, Sterilization, Tort, Unauthorized treatment, Underprivileged
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