186 judgments found.

Ramos v. Lamm

Country: United States
Year: 1980
Court: 10th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 639 F.2d 559 (1980)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to food, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case was an appeal by the State of Colorado (“Colorado”) and Colorado prison officials, challenging an order from the Colorado Federal District Court directing the State of Colorado to close the maximum security unit of the Colorado State Penitentiary at Canon City (“Old Max”). Inmate Fidel Ramos filed a complaint alleging that the conditions …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assault, Budget, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Emergency care, Food, Food safety, Garbage, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, Imprisonment, Inappropriate treatment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Misdiagnosis, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management
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Doe v. Bolton

Country: United States
Year: 1973
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 410 U.S. 179 (1973)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Mary Doe, under a pseudonym, was a married, twenty-two year old mother living in Georgia. At the time of this case, she already had three children, two in foster care and the third given up for adoption due to her inability to provide for them. She sought an abortion from the Grady Memorial Hospital Abortion …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Clinics, Conscientious objection, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Low income, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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The State v. Ohene-Kesson and Mensah

Country: Ghana
Year: 1961
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1961] SCGLR 708-716
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

In June 1960, Wilhelmina Richter was admitted to Korle Bu Hospital. She was suffering from general peritonitis and told the doctors that an operation had been performed on her to procure an abortion. Ms. Richter had become pregnant in February of 1960 and, according to her testimony, approached Mr. Kesson, then a senior master for …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Criminalization, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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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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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
Facts:

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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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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