Area of Law:
42 USC 1983 – Deliberate Indifference
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
No cause of action as to our client, the physician assistant
A pro se prisoner alleged that our physician assistant client was deliberately indifferent to “broken hand symptoms” when treating a bite wound on the prisoner’s hand. The physician assistant saw the prisoner again at a later date, at which time the prisoner complained of ongoing pain. The physician assistant ordered an x-ray, which revealed a fracture. The physician assistant, an expert correctional medicine physician and other witnesses testified that there was no sign of a fracture at the time of the initial visit.
The jury found in favor of our client, the physician assistant, despite finding several nurses liable and entering a small judgment against them.
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