500 judgments found.

Eisenstadt v. Baird

Country: United States
Year: 1972
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 405 U.S. 438 (1972)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Respondent was convicted under chapter 272 of the Massachusetts General Laws (Crimes Against Chastity, Morality, Decency and Good Order) (the Act) for exhibiting contraceptive articles while presenting a lecture on contraception to a group of university students, and for providing a contraceptive article to a young woman after the lecture. Section 21 of the …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning
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Wyatt v. Stickney

Country: United States
Year: 1972
Court: Federal District Court of Alabama
Citation: 325 F.Supp. 781 (1971)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Plaintiffs, the guardians of patients confined at Bryce Hospital, Alabama (the Hospital) and certain employees of the Alabama Mental Health Board assigned to the Hospital, requested an order of reference for an authoritative determination of standards of the adequacy of the current and future mental treatment employed by the Hospital in effecting the right to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Primary care, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals
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X. v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 1970
Court: European Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 3717/68
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a stateless person with a Swedish alien’s passport, was arrested in Scotland on suspicion of committing murder in Ireland. Applicant was taken to Ireland, convicted of murder, and sentenced to penal servitude for life. Applicant claimed that his trial was “rigged and fixed” as a result of a conspiracy between the judge, his own …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to treatment, Custody, Diet, Food, Hunger strike, Imprisonment, Inadequate treatment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Migrants, Prison conditions, Skin disease
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Griswold v. Connecticut

Country: United States
Year: 1965
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 381 U.S. 479 (1965)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellants, who had opened a birth control clinic, were convicted under the General Statutes of Connecticut of 1958 (the Act) as accessories in crime for providing information and medical advice on contraception and prescribing contraceptives to married individuals. The Act criminalized the use of “any drug, medicinal article or instrument” by any person “for …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning
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Tunkl v. Regents of the University of California

Country: United States
Year: 1963
Court: Supreme Court of California, In Bank
Citation: Tunkl v. Regents of the University of California 383 P.2d 441 (Cal. 1963)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Hugo Tunkl filed suit to recover damages for personal injuries alleged to have resulted from the negligence of two physicians at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, a non profit charitable institution. Tunkl died after suit was brought, and his wife was substituted as plaintiff. Tunkl was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Duty of care, Negligence, Public hospitals, Tort
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Lynch v. Overholser

Country: United States
Year: 1962
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 369 U.S. 705 (1962)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Petitioner, Lynch, was committed to the District of Columbia General Hospital under D.C. Code § 24-301(a) for a mental examination to determine his competence to stand trial. Petitioner faced charges related to drawing and negotiating checks ($50 each) with the knowledge of insufficient funds and entered a plea of not guilty in the Municipal Court. …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Compulsory commitment, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution
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Wilmington General Hospital v. Manlove

Country: United States
Year: 1961
Court: Supreme Court of Delaware
Citation: Wilmington General Hospital v. Manlove 174 A. 2d 135 (Del. 1961)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Plaintiff, Darius M. Manlove, as administrator, brought suit against defendant, Wilmington General Hospital, a private hospital, to recover damages for the wrongful death of his infant, Darien E. Manlove, who was refused treatment at the emergency ward of the hospital.  On January 4, 1959, four month old Darien E. Manlove developed diarrhea and a fever. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Infant health, Private hospitals
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Francisco C. De La Rama v. The People’s Court

Country: Philippines
Year: 1946
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. L-982
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Petitioner was an accused seeking bail on the grounds of ill health. In the meantime, he had filed a motion asking for permission to be confined and treated in a hospital while the bail petition was being considered. The People’s Court ordered that the Petitioner be temporarily confined and treated in the Quezon Institute, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inmate, Low income, Lung disease, Poor, TB, Testing, Tuberculosis
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Ricks v. Budge

Country: United States
Year: 1937
Court: Supreme Court of Utah
Citation: Ricks v. Budge 64 P.2d 208 (Utah 1937)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medical malpractice, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Plaintiff brought action for malpractice against defendant physicians at the “Budge Clinic,” for (1) negligently treating him and discharging him and (2) refusing to treat and abandoning him when he was in immediate need of medical treatment. On March 11, 1935 plaintiff went to Budge Memorial Hospital to seek treatment for an infected hand. Defendant …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Damages, Duty of care, Indigent, Low income, Negligence, Tort
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Hurley v. Eddingfield

Country: United States
Year: 1901
Court: Supreme Court of Indiana
Citation: Hurley v. Eddingfield 59 N.E. 1058 (Ind. 1901)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Appellant George D. Hurley, as administrator, sued Appellee George W. Eddingfield, a licensed and practicing family physician, for $10,000 in damages for wrongfully causing the death of his intestate. Appellee had been the decedent’s family physician. Decedent became dangerously ill, and requested appellee’s service. A messenger informed appellee of decedent’s severe illness, gave him a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health care professionals
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