Area of Law:
42 USC 1983 — Deliberate Indifference
6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Affirmed dismissal of case by lower court
Plaintiff claimed deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs when the prison medical staff refused to treat him for chronic depression and suicidal tendencies, an elbow injury, and Hepatitis C.
Prison medical records showed that he was treated for his elbow injury and received psychological and psychiatric treatment. The treating physician determined the inmate was a poor candidate for a specific treatment that the inmate requested for his Hepatitis C.
Chapman Law Group contended that the inmate’s deliberate indifference claim failed because it was a mere disagreement over his treatments, and the appellate court agreed.
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