151 judgments found.

R v. Cambridge Health Authority, ex parte Beckwith

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1995
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [1995] 2 All ER 129 (CA); [1995] EWCA Civ 49
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The child “B” had a long history of unsuccessful treatments fo her cancer. In January 1995,  B suffered a further relapse of acute myeloid leukaemia. Both the doctor who oversaw B’s treatment since the initial diagnosis and the doctor who performed a prior bone marrow transplant agreed that the child had approximately six to eight …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Children, Experimental treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Leukemia, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Second-line treatment, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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B v. France

Country: France
Year: 1992
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 57/1990/248/319
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to family life
Facts:

The applicant’s (B) gender was registered with the civil status registrar as male. Right from an early age, the applicant adopted female behavior and was considered a girl by her siblings. She completed her military service in Algeria and moved to Paris, working in a cabaret. She was treated in a hospital for a month …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Depression, Health facilities, Hormone therapy, Primary care, Private hospitals, Sex reassignment, Transgender, Transsexual
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McInerney v. MacDonald

Country: Canada
Year: 1992
Court: Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: [1992] 2 S.C.R. 138
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The respondent, patient, had requested copies of her complete medical records from her physician, the appellant. The patient’s physician provided copies of all the records that she had prepared to the patient. However, she refused to provide copies of the medical reports and records, which she had received from other physicians who had treated the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Clinics, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health data, Health facilities, Health information, Health records, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Secrecy
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Margareta and Roger Anderson v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 1991
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case No. 61/1990/252/323
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Roger Anderson (son of Margareta) was taken into public care on a provisional basis. When he started school, it was found that he lacked social skills and maturity. Margareta rejected suggestions made by the Social welfare authorities. Roger stopped attending school in December 1984. Margareta and Roger moved to an address unknown to the authorities …Read more

Tags: Children, Clinics, Diabetes, Health facilities, Incapacity, Incompetence, Mental competence, Minor
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Case 37/1989

Country: Spain
Year: 1989
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Spanish Constitutional Court Courtroom 1st, S 15-2-1989, No.37/1989, Spanish Official Bulletin 52/1989, March 2, 1989, rec 235/1989
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

On November 5 1986, the Court of First Instance and Preliminary Investigations No. 10 of Malaga ordered the search of a medical clinic where criminal actions (specifically, the administration of abortions) were allegedly taking place. In so doing, information regarding the medical history of Ms. Ximena’s (the appellant) was recorded. On November 21, 1986, the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Clinics, Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Confidentiality, Criminalization, Degrading treatment, Disclosure, Forced examination, Health facilities, Health records, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary examination, Involuntary testing, Mandatory examination, Mandatory testing, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Pregnancy, Secrecy, Termination of pregnancy
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Vikram v. State of Bihar

Country: India
Year: 1988
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 1988 AIR 1782; 1988 SCR Supl. (1) 755;1988 SCC Supl. 734; JT 1988 (3) 186; 1988 SCALE (2) 325
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to food, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

This writ petition had been filed in the Supreme Court under Article 32 of the Constitution (right to move the Supreme Court for violation of fundamental rights), as a result of a letter outlining the condition of women in a “care home.” It was alleged in the letter that female inmates were made to live …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cleanliness, Diet, Health facilities, Malnutrition, Mental disability, Mental illness, Mental institution, Primary care, Sewage
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Case 24735

Country: France
Year: 1982
Court: Conseil d'Etat [Council of State]
Citation: C.E., n°24735
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

A private care establishment that was denied its request for approval appealed the judgment on the grounds of abuse of power by the social and sanitary action inspector, who was deleted this task by the prefect.

Tags: Access to health care, Clinics, Health facilities, Health regulation, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Simopoulos v. Virginia

Country: United States
Year: 1981
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 462 U.S. 506 (1983)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellant, an obstetrician gynaecologist, brought suit challenging the constitutionality of a Virginia statute, which required second-trimester abortions to be performed in a licensed hospital. The Appellant instituted these proceedings after he was indicted for unlawfully performing an abortion during the second trimester of a pregnancy outside of a licensed hospital. The Appellant performed an …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Clinics, Criminalization, Family planning, Health facilities, Informed choice, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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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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Memorial Hospital v. Maricopa County

Country: United States
Year: 1974
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 415 U.S. 250 (1974)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

The appellants, Henry Evaro and Memorial Hospital, brought an action against Maricopa County challenging the constitutionality of a provision in an Arizona statute requiring 12 months residence in a county before medical care is provided to an indigent person in non-emergency situations. Evaro, an indigent person, suffered from chronic asthma and bronchial illness. In June …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Underprivileged
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