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Skeletal Disease Suit Dismissed

The plaintiff complained that he had a painful calcium overgrowth in his wrists for three years and the defendants failed to send him to a specialist or to provide surgery. His condition is a serious medical need. However, defendants' conduct represents a decision to treat a medical need in a particular manner and does not amount to deliberate indifference. The fact that a specialist might have treated the condition differently is merely a hypothetical difference of opinion over appropriate treatment.

This decision is a good example of the current fashion of dismissing all medical complaints as mere differences of opinion. See: Adams v. DeTella, 994 F.Supp. 947 (N.D.Ill. 19998).

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Adams v. DeTella