Area of Law:
Civil Rights 42 U.S.C. §1983
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Affirmed dismissal of case by lower court
The prisoner fell on black-ice in the prison yard. Within three weeks, he was x-rayed and a minimal fracture was discovered. The prisoner’s ankle was placed in a cast and he was given crutches. The prisoner sued Defendants, alleging a violation of his Eighth Amendment rights due to deliberate indifference to a serious medical need. Defendants did not refuse to provide the prisoner with medical care and their conduct did not lead to injuries which could have been prevented with timely attention. Although the prisoner may not have been satisfied with the type of medical care he received, the facts established that Defendants were responsive to his medical condition.
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