91 judgments found.

Case SU-225/98

Country: Colombia
Year: 1998
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Through a representative, 418 parents, inhabitants of the sector of Puenta Aranda in Bogota, filed a tutela against the national and district health authorities alleging that the authorities’ failure to provide a free vaccination program against meningitis violated the duty to protect the health of their children. The Plaintiffs were poor, worked in the informal …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, Child development, Children, Cleanliness, Health funding, Health spending, Immunization, Indigent, Infant health, Infant mortality, Informal economy, Low income, Meningitis, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Poor, Social security, Subsidies, Underprivileged, Vaccination, Vaccines
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Meenakshi Pharma Distributors v. State of Karnataka and Others

Country: India
Year: 1998
Court: High Court - Karnataka
Citation: 1999 (2) KarLJ 164
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Appellant, Meenakshi Pharma Distributors, had conducted various transactions with the authorities of the State of Karnataka for the sale of drugs. The contract stipulated that “if the payment is delayed beyond the period of 30 days, interest shall be payable at the rate of 15 per cent.” However, the trial court reduced the rate …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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S.K. Garg v. State of Uttar Pradesh and Others

Country: India
Year: 1998
Court: High Court - Allahabad
Citation: 1999 (1) AWC 847
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to food, Right to health, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The Petitioner, S.K. Garg, filed a writ petition in the Allahabad High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India (original writ jurisdiction of High Courts). The petition brought to the Court’s attention the appalling and unhygienic condition of Government hospitals in the city of Allahabad. It was alleged that indigent patients had been …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cleanliness, Diet, Essential medicines, Indigent, Malaria, Malnutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Public hospitals, Sewage, Underprivileged
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Bandhua Mukti Morcha v. Union of India and Others

Country: India
Year: 1997
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: (1997) 10 SCC 549
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Occupational health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to education, Right to food, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

Carpet industries in Uttar Pradesh employed children, under the age of 14, where they were “being treated as slaves” and were “subjected to physical torture.” This writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court under Article 32 as a public interest matter. The Court immediately commissioned a report to determine whether children under the age …Read more

Tags: Child development, Child labor, Children, Diet, Indigent, Informal economy, Low income, Malnutrition, Minor, Occupational health and safety, Poor, Underprivileged
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Mrs. Shantha vs. State Of Andhra Pradesh and Ors

Country: India
Year: 1997
Court: High Court - Andhra Pradesh
Citation: 1999 ACJ 454; AIR 1998 AP 51; 1997 (4) ALT 357
Health Topics: Medical malpractice, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Mrs. Shantha, the Petitioner, was admitted to the Government Maternity Hospital for a caesarian section. She was affected sterilization after the caesarian section. On leaving the hospital after the operation, she felt abdominal discomfort leading to very severe pain. Following medical examination, it was discovered that surgical equipment had been left inside the Petitioner’s abdomen …Read more

Tags: Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Indigent, Low income, Negligence, Poor, Underprivileged
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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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Case T-484/92

Country: Colombia
Year: 1992
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, a Colombian national living with HIV, filed an appeal for legal protection against the Colombian Social Security Institute. The Petitioner claimed that his right to medical services was threatened when a doctor at the Cali Social Security Institute informed him that his treatment would cease in 30 days. However, medical directors at the …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, AIDS, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Poor, Social security, Underprivileged
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Pottinger v. City of Miami

Country: United States
Year: 1992
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Citation: 810 F. Supp. 1551 (S.D. Fla. 1992)
Health Topics: Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to property
Facts:

The plaintiffs brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and about 6,000 other homeless persons against the City of Miami, Florida. They claimed that by arresting and seizing the property of the plaintiffs, the City’s police officers violated the plaintiffs’ rights under the United States and Florida Constitutions. The plaintiffs claimed that it …Read more

Tags: Criminalization, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Forced displacement, Humiliating treatment, Indigent, Inhuman treatment, Law enforcement, Low income, Police, Poor, Underprivileged
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Burditt v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Country: United States
Year: 1991
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Citation: Burditt v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 934 F.2d 1362 (5th Cir. 1991)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Petitioner, physician Michael Burditt, appealed a $20,000 civil penalty determination made by respondent, the Executive Appeals Board of Department of Health and Human Services, for the petitioner’s violation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). On December 5, 1986 at 4:00pm, Ms. Rosa Rivera arrived at the emergency room of DeTar Hospital …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Healthcare professionals Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Indigent
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Rust v. Sullivan

Country: United States
Year: 1991
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 500 U.S. 173 (1991)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

In 1970, Congress enacted Title X of the Public Health Service Act (the Act), which provided federal funding for family planning services. Section 1008 of the Act prohibited the use of Title X federal funding “for programs where abortion [was] a method of family planning.” The Regulations to the Act (the Regulations), introduced by the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Family planning, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Poor, Pregnancy, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy
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