81 judgments found.

Policlínica Privada de Medicina y Cirugía S.A. v. Municipalidad de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Country: Argentina
Year: 1998
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: P. 169.XXXIII
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

Policlínica Privada de Medicina y Cirugía S.A. (Policlínica) brought aguarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the resolution of the Health Secretary of the then Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires. Policlínica had sought to transfer a minor, who was receiving intensive care treatment in the Petitioner’s premises, to a public hospital. The minor …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Children, Clinics, Emergency care, Health funding, Health insurance, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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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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R. v. Morgentaler

Country: Canada
Year: 1993
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1993] 2 S.C.R. 463
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Section 251(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada (the Code) permitted abortions to be performed only at accredited hospitals and then with approval from the performing hospital’s therapeutic abortion committee. Drs. Morgentaler, Smoling, and Scott had together established an abortion clinic in Toronto to perform abortions not approved by a therapeutic abortion committee.  Following public …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Clinics, Criminalization, Health insurance, Health regulation, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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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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Webster v. Reproductive Health Services

Country: United States
Year: 1989
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 492 U.S. 490 (1989)
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 liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Reproductive Health Services (RHS), a non-profit organization, brought this class action suit challenging the constitutionality of a Missouri law (the Act) regulating the performance of abortions. The Act did the following: Set forth, in the preamble, that the “life of each human being begins at conception,” and that “unborn children have protectable interests in life, …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Children, Criminalization, Examination, Family planning, Infant health, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy
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R. v. Morgentaler

Country: Canada
Year: 1988
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1988] 1 S.C.R. 30
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Section 251(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada (the Code) permitted abortions to be performed only at accredited hospitals and then with approval from the performing hospital’s therapeutic abortion committee. Drs. Morgentaler, Smoling, and Scott had together established an abortion clinic in Toronto to perform abortions not approved by a therapeutic abortion committee.  Following public …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Clinics, Criminalization, Health insurance, Health regulation, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center

Country: United States
Year: 1985
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 473 U.S. 432 (1985)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Respondents, Cleburne Living Center (CLC) and others, brought suit against the City of Cleburne (the City) and a number of its officials, alleging that a zoning ordinance, and its application, violated the equal protection rights of CLC and its potential residents. CLC intended to lease a building for the operation of a group home …Read more

Tags: Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Private hospitals
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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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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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Doe v. Bolton

Country: United States
Year: 1973
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 410 U.S. 179 (1973)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Mary Doe, under a pseudonym, was a married, twenty-two year old mother living in Georgia. At the time of this case, she already had three children, two in foster care and the third given up for adoption due to her inability to provide for them. She sought an abortion from the Grady Memorial Hospital Abortion …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Clinics, Conscientious objection, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Low income, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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