142 judgments found.

Walker v. Pierce

Country: United States
Year: 1977
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Citation: Walker v. Pierce 560 F.2d 609 (4th Cir. 1977)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy

Plaintiff Virgil Walker filed suit against Defendant, Clovis H. Pierce, the attending obstetrician at Aiken County Hospital in South Carolina, seeking damages and declaratory and injunctive relief for a violation of her civil rights under the 1st, 4th, 5th 8th, 9th, 13th, and 14th amendments. Virgil Walker, an African American woman on Medicaid, went to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Family planning, Indigent, Involuntary sterilization, Low income, Patient choice, Poor, Sterilization
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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

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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