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Inmate Sued Prison Doctors Over Disagreement In Treatment – We Had Case Dismissed

Area of Law:
Civil Rights 42 U.S.C. §1983

Venue:
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Verdict:
Affirmed dismissal of case by lower court

Details:
Plaintiff claimed deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs when the prison medical staff refused to treat him for chronic depression and suicidal tendencies, an elbow injury, and Hepatitis C. Prison medical records showed that he was treated for his elbow injury and received psychological and psychiatric treatment. The treating physician determined that the inmate was a poor candidate for a specific treatment that the inmate requested for his Hepatitis C. The inmate’s deliberate indifference claim failed because it was a mere disagreement over his treatments.

Attorneys:
Ronald Chapman


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