34 judgments found.

Pennsylvania v. Yeskey

Country: United States
Year: 1998
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 524 U.S. 206 (1998)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The Respondent, Yeskey, brought this claim against Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections alleging that his exclusion from a prison Motivational Boot Camp because of his medical history of hypertension violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). ADA Title II prohibited a “public entity” from discriminating, excluding or denying benefits to a “qualified individual with …Read more

Tags: Detainee, Detention, Handicapped, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Physically challenged
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Soobramoney v. Minister of Health

Country: South Africa
Year: 1997
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [1997] ZACC 17; 1998 (1) SA 765 (CC); 1997 (12) BCLR 1696
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The appellant was a 41-year old, unemployed, diabetic man who suffered from ischaemic heart disease, cerebro-vascular disease, and renal failure. His condition was chronic and irreversible. In order to continue address this condition and prolong his life, he required regular renal dialysis treatment. The appellant had made all efforts to continue treatment privately, but was …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Diabetes, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Heart disease, Indigent, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Poor, Secondary care, Stroke
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Doe v. Wigginton

Country: United States
Year: 1994
Court: 6th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 21 F.3d 733 (1994)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellant, Doe, a prisoner incarcerated in Kentucky, brought this challenge alleging his constitutional rights under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments were violated by Policy 13.5 (the Policy), a Kentucky rule which restricted the eligibility of inmates for “at-request” HIV testing. In January 1989, at an initial medical screening following his incarceration, Doe requested that …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Confidentiality, Cruel and unusual punishment, Detention, Disclosure, Examination, First-line treatment, Health data, Health information, Heart disease, Imprisonment, Inmate, Jail, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Noncommunicable diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Second-line treatment, Secondary care, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Tertiary care, Torture
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Askan Das Batra v. Attorney General

Country: Zambia
Year: 1993
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: (1993-1994) Z.R. 41 (S.C.)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The Appellant was employed by the Zambian Government as an accountant with the Ministry of Legal Affairs.  Upon recommendation for further evaluation of his medical condition he travelled to the United Kingdom where he underwent elective heart surgery.  He then claimed reimbursement of his medical expenses from his employer under the Conditions of Service for …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Elderly, Employment, Health funding, Health insurance, Heart disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Senior citizens, Social security, Subsidies
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