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Civil Rights : Medical Care – Qualified Immunity – Standard Of Review

Where an involuntarily committed patient in a sex offender unit brought a civil rights claim of constitutionally deficient medical care after untreated boils resulted in diseased tissue and a lower-leg amputation, the district court should have applied the deliberate indifference standard to the patient’s claim, instead of the professional judgment standard, so the matter is ...

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