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Tag Archives: Medical Care

Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Eighth Amendment-Medical Care

Plaintiff, an inmate, appealed from the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendants in plaintiff’s 42 U.S.C. §1983 action arising from his medical treatment for fractures suffered during an altercation. Where the record demonstrated no genuine issue of material ...

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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 ...

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Corrections not liable for man’s blindness

The Missouri Department of Corrections and its medical services arm are not responsible for an inmate’s blindness. On Tuesday, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Alex A. Mason’s allegation that prison officials and medical personnel did not allow ...

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Civil Rights: Inmate Action – Medical Care – Deliberate Indifference

Where a prisoner claimed he received constitutionally inadequate medical care after he was injured during arrest, summary judgment for the defendants is affirmed because the prisoner failed to show that the nursing staff supervisor was deliberately indifferent to his medical ...

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