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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Pretrial Detainee-Deprivation of Dental Care

While detained pretrial, plaintiff began suffering from multiple cavities and tooth pain. Plaintiff later filed a §1983 claim against defendants, alleging they deprived him of dental care in violation of his Eighth Amendment rights. The district court ultimately granted summary judgment to defendants. Where defendants responded to plaintiff’s sick calls with information about his treatment or ...
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