Area of Law:
Civil Rights 42 U.S.C. §1983
US District Court – Western District of Michigan
No Cause of Action
Plaintiff alleges that client was deliberately indifferent to Plaintiff’s serious medical needs because he failed to diagnose a ruptured Achilles tendon. Client believed injury was an ankle sprain, partly based on Plaintiff’s ability to flex and extend his ankle. Four weeks later Plaintiff saw another doctor about pain in his ankle, which was diagnosed as a ruptured Achilles tendon. It was argued that during those four weeks Plaintiff saw client and other health care providers for complaints about pain in leg, hip and back but never mentioned ankle pain. Evidence was also used to demonstrate that Plaintiff was seen walking without a limp during those four weeks. The jury rendered a verdict in favor of our client.
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