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Civil Rights: Inmate Action – Medical Care – Deliberate Indifference

Where an inmate sued prison and city officials for delayed medical care for his jaw injuries, summary judgment was not proper as to two defendants because the inmate’s painful broken jaw constituted an objectively serious medical need and the record showed a trial-worthy issue as to whether the defendants knew of and were deliberately indifferent to his need for prompt surgery, but the grant of summary judgment is affirmed as to the remaining defendants.

Judgment is affirmed in part; reversed and remanded.

Wise v. Lappin (MLW No. 63464/Case No. 11-2414 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Moody, J. (George C. Vena, Little Rock, Arkansas, argued for appellee) (Timothy S. Wise, pro se).

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