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61 judgments found.

Vo v. France

Country: France
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 53924/00; (2005) 40 EHRR 12; 17 BHRC 1; [2005] Inquest LR 129; (2004) 79 BMLR 71; [2004] 2 FCR 577; [2004] ECHR 326
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

Mrs. Thi-Nho Vo attended Lyons General Hospital for a medical examination during her pregnancy. On the same day, another woman, Mrs. Thi Thanh Van Vo, was at the hospital to have a contraceptive coil removed. When Dr. G, the doctor who was to remove the coil from Mrs. Thi Thanh Van Vo, asked for ‘Mrs. …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Criminalization, Damages, Emergency care, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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Wu Zhongze, et al. v. Shanghai Institute of Biological Products [WZZ等诉上海生物制品研究所人身损害赔偿案]

Country: China
Year: 2004
Court: Shanghai First Intermediate Peoples’ Court
Citation: No. 127
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Facts:

This case was an appeal to the Shanghai First Intermediate People’s Court by the parents of Wu Pengtao, a young boy who died in 2000 from AIDS. Wu Pengtao had contracted HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C sometime prior to 1998 from allegedly tainted human coagulation factor VIII concentrates, which were used to treat his haemophilia A. …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Child mortality, Children, Compensation, Damages, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Inadequate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Noncommunicable diseases, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort, Transmission
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Cattanach v. Melchior

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: High Court
Citation: (2003) 215 CLR 1; (2003) 199 ALR 131; (2003) 77 ALJR 1312; [2003] HCA 38
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The respondents (plaintiffs at first instance), a married couple, decided not to have any more children. Mrs. M elected to have sterilization surgery (tubal litigation) performed by the appellant (defendant). Mrs. M told the appellant that her right fallopian tube had been removed and on examination that appeared to be correct, so appellant only performed …Read more

Tags: Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Family planning, Health care professionals, Negligence, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Tort
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Rees v. Darlington Memorial NHS Trust

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2003
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2003] UKHL 52
Health Topics: Disabilities, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life
Facts:

After conceiving as a result of a failed sterilization surgery, Karina Rees filed a claim of negligence against the Darlington Memorial NHS Trust (the Trust) to recover the costs of rearing her child. Mrs. Rees suffered from a genetic condition that had left her almost completely blind. She believed that her disability meant that raising …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Duty of care, Family planning, Handicapped, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Physically challenged, Sterilization, Tort
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Calvelli and Ciglio v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 2002
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 32967/96; [2002] ECHR 3
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Calvelli and Ciglio’s baby was transferred to an intensive care unit immediately after its birth, and died two days later of post-asphyxia syndrome. EC, the doctor who had delivered the baby and was a joint owner of the clinic, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and received a one year suspended prison sentence under the …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Diabetes, Duty of care, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Infant mortality, Minor, Negligence, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Tort
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Case 198546

Country: France
Year: 2001
Court: Conseil d'Etat [Council of State]
Citation: C.E., n°198546, 26 October 2001
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life
Facts:

The plaintiff’s husband was hospitalized due to severe renal failure. Conscious of his severe state of health, the husband wrote a statement ten days later stating that, as a Jehovah’s Witness, he refused to get any blood products or transfusions, even if there were essential to his survival. The doctors gave him a blood transfusion …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Clinical trials, Emergency care, Forced treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Notification, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Tort, Unauthorized treatment
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Causey v. St. Francis Medical Center

Country: United States
Year: 1998
Court: Court of Appeal of Louisiana
Citation: Causey v. St. Francis Medical Center 719 So. 2d 1072 (La. Ct. App. 1998)
Health Topics: Aging, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Facts:

Plaintiffs, the Causey family, brought this petition for damages against defendants, St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) and Dr. Harter, for administering treatment to decedent, Sonya Causey, without consent which they argued as an intentional tort outside of the scope of Louisiana’s Medical Malpractice Act. Claims that fell within the Medical Malpractice Act must be submitted …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Damages, Elderly, Inappropriate treatment, Long-term care, Standard of care, Tort, Unauthorized treatment
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Osman v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1998
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 23452/94; (1998) 29 EHRR 245; [1998] ECHR 101
Health Topics: Mental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants are Mrs. Mulkiye Osman and her son Ahmet Osman. Mr. Ali Osman, the husband and father of the applicants, respectively, was shot dead by Mr. Paul Paget-Lewis on 7 March 1988. Mr. Paget-Lewis was a former instructor of Ahmet Osman and had developed a strong attachment to him. Ahmet Osman was also wounded …Read more

Tags: Duty of care, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Tort
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Breen v. Williams

Country: Australia
Year: 1996
Court: High Court
Citation: (1996) 186 CLR 71; (1996) 43 ALD 481; (1996) 138 ALR 259; (1996) 70 ALJR 772; [1996] 13 Leg Rep 11; [1996] HCA 57
Health Topics: Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to property
Facts:

In 1977, Julie Breen had a bilateral augmentation mammoplasty which involved the insertion of a silicone implant in each of her breasts. She later developed a complication in the way of bilateral breast capsules. In 1978, she sought the opinion of Dr. Cholmondeley Williams, who had not performed the original procedure. Dr. Williams advised Breen …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Drug safety, Duty of care, Health information, Health records, Informed choice, Medical records, Patient choice, Standard of care, Tort
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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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