103 judgments found.

X. v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 1976
Court: European Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 6839/74
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security

The applicant argued that the refusal of the authorities to give her disabled daughter a medical card constituted a breach of her daughter’s right to life guaranteed by Article 2 (right to life) of the European Convention of Human Rights (“the Convention”). The applicant’s daughter suffered from a serious deformation of the larynx, which prevented …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Children, Disabled, Handicapped, Health funding, Health insurance, Infant health, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Pediatric health, Physically challenged
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Sunshine Porcelain Potteries Proprietary Ltd. v. Nash

Country: Australia
Year: 1961
Court: Privy Council
Citation: [1961] AC 927; [1961] 3 All ER 203; [1961] 3 WLR 747; 105 SJ 606
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Occupational health

Ms. Nash brought an action for compensation under the Victorian Worker’s Compensation Act 1928 (the 1928 Act) against her former employers, Sunshine Porcelain. She claimed compensation was payable after she contracted silicosis in the workplace. Sunshine Porcelain Potteries employed Ms. Nash in the years 1931-38. During her time as an employee of Sunshine Porcelain, Ms. …Read more

Tags: Asbestos, Damages, Disabled, Employment, Job safety, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Workers' compensation
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Richardson v. Redpath Brown and Co. Ltd.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1944
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1944] 1 All ER 110
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial

The employer of an injured steel erector sued its employee, seeking an injunction that would require the employee to undergo radical surgery to obtain relief from a hernia. The hernia, which arose out of and in the course of the employee’s designated work, rendered the employee incapable of performing key work functions. As per the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory examination, Compulsory treatment, Disabled, Employment, Examination, Forced examination, Forced treatment, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Involuntary examination, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory examination, Mandatory treatment, Occupational accident, Patient choice, Physically challenged, Workers' compensation
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