Area of Law:
42 USC 1983 – Deliberate Indifference
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion granted. Plaintiff failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted and was not permitted to amend, because amendment would have been futile.
A prisoner sued several corrections personnel and a nurse for deliberate indifference to serious medical needs. At the time of detention, the prisoner was suffering from withdrawal symptoms and while detoxing, fell and injured her head. She claims that she was not given immediate proper medical treatment and claims this lack of proper care and the delay in care caused her condition to worsen. However, the facts as alleged demonstrated that the prisoner did receive medical care for the detox issues she was experiencing and that medical staff appropriately sent her to the hospital. The judge dismissed our nurse-client and did not permit the Plaintiff to amend as to the nurse Defendant or to add another nurse Defendant, because the Plaintiff’s amended complaint still would have been futile.
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