Case Result: Prison Medical Provider Accused of Deliberate Indifference to Prisoner’s Chronic Issue, Case Dismissed


Primary Issue:
Plaintiff alleged a prison medical provider was deliberately indifferent to a chronic gastrointestinal issue.

Plaintiff alleged he suffered from Hirschsprung’s disease and demanded that doctors provide him with a special diet to alleviate symptoms of the disease. Evidence from the prison showed the inmate’s desired “special diet” consisted of hamburgers and fried chicken.

Procedural History:
Initially, Plaintiff was represented by an attorney who failed to properly answer discovery requests from our clients. We sought sanctions, and the trial court ruled that Plaintiff’s deficient discovery warranted sanctioning Plaintiff by precluding him from seeking any monetary damages. As a result of the sanction, Plaintiff fired his attorney and continued to thwart discovery.

The trial court found that there was no genuine issue of material fact and granted summary judgment to our client. Plaintiff appealed but failed to provide the required filing fee. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal due to Plaintiff’s failure to prosecute his claim in a timely fashion.

Areas of Law:
Correctional Medicine

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