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$500 Award in Prisoner Medical Neglect Claim

Allen Moore, a prisoner at the Sin Sing Correctional Facility (SSCF), filed
a pro se law suit against SSCF, alleging that they failed to provide him
with proper medical care for a back and hip injury.

In 1992, Moore, injured his back and hip while at SSCF. Moore, alleged that
he continually complained about his back pain for 4 years, before he was
given an MRI in 1996. The MRI showed that he had a herniated disc in his
back, and he finally had surgery on his back in 1997. On April 3, 2002, the
New York Court of Claims held that Moore failed to establish through
medical proof that there was any deviation from the accepted medical
standards in his treatment, but that the actions of the medical staff at
SSCF amounted to simple negligence, which could be established without
expert testimony. The court awarded Moore $500 in damages on the simple
negligence claim. See: Moore v. State of New York, Claim No. 99828/99829
(Court of Claims, White Plains).

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Moore v. State of New York