122 judgments found.

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

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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Lindsey County Council v. Marshall

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1936
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1936] 2 ALL ER 1076; (1935) 1 KB 516
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health

Ms. Marshall brought an action against the Lindsey County Council (the Council) for damages arising out of a breach of duty of care. She contended that the Council-operated Cleethorpes Maternity Home and its staff were negligent in failing to prevent the transmission of puerperal fever, in allowing her to be admitted to a shared ward …Read more

Tags: Duty of care, Maternal health, Negligence, Standard of care, Tort
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