Area of Law:
Civil Rights 42 U.S.C. §1983
US District Court – Eastern District of Michigan / Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Plaintiff claimed she suffered urinary tract infections as a result of taking psychiatric medication. She claimed clients’ violated her civil rights by refusing to treat her medical condition. Interestingly, Plaintiff attached her psychiatric examination reports to her complaint showing that she has a delusional disorder related to her belief that her medication causes a variety of infections. It was argued that Plaintiff’s condition was psychological and clients, being physician’s assistants, were not required to treat non-existent delusional symptoms. Rather, it would have been medically inappropriate to offer treatment and encourage her delusions. The Court granted our Motion to Dismiss. Plaintiff later went on to file two appeals with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the trial court’s dismissal and then attempted to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.
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