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Article • September 13, 2017
Dismissal of Ill. Prisoner's Dental Care Lawsuit Affirmed By Seventh Circuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 15, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided that a lower court's dismissal of Illinois state prisoner's lawsuit against a private medical contractor and a prison dentist ...
Article • August 31, 2017
Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Eighth Amendment Lawsuit Over Botched Oklahoma Execution by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On November 15, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the estate of a prisoner who was executed by lethal ...
Brief • July 10, 2017
Raynor v. Pugh, VA, Settlement, Medical Neglect, 2016 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT This Settlement Agreement ("Agreement"), by and between Plaintiff James Herman Raynor ("Raynor") and Defendant Gerard Pugh ("Pugh") is entered into for the purpose of settling James Herman Raynor v. G. Pugh, in his individual capacity, Civil Action No. 1:13-cv1117-LMB-JFA ("Civil ...
$325,002 Award to Michigan Prisoner Denied Medical Care for Joint Pain by A federal jury has awarded $325,002 to a prisoner upon finding Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) staff were deliberately indifferent to his chronic joint pain. State prisoner Temujin Kensu, 52, suffered for over two decades with medical issues ...
Article • November 8, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Ohio Federal Court Dismisses Suit Against Doctor Over Prisoner’s Suicide by On September 4, 2015, an Ohio federal district court dismissed a lawsuit brought against a former prison doctor following the suicide of a prisoner under his care. Ohio prisoner Gregory Stamper was in extreme pain due to damage to ...
Federal Prisoner Receives $20,000 for Inadequate Medical Treatment for His Hand Injury by Lonnie Burton On March 7, 2000, the United States agreed to pay a federal prisoner the sum of $20,000 to settle his lawsuit stemming from inadequate medical care resulting in permanent paralysis in his left hand. The ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Faziani v. Sierra County et al, NM, Amended Complaint, jail mental illness pain medical care, 2015 Case 2:14-cv-00592-MV-CG Document 38 Filed 02/20/15 Page 1 of 22 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO MICHAEL FAZIANI, Plaintiff, v. No. CIV 14-00592 MV/CG SIERRA COUNTY BOARD OF ...
Article • March 1, 2016 • from PLN March, 2016
Federal Prisoner Wins $300,000 Judgment on Medical Negligence Claim by Derek Gilna Federal prisoner Michael Patrick Giambalvo won a judgment against the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) action alleging medical negligence. The award by West Virginia U.S. District Court Judge Michael Siebert was for ...
Reproductive Health Care in Women’s Prisons “Painful” and “Traumatic” by Victoria Law By Victoria Law, Truthout It was Kim Dadou’s second day at New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. As part of the prison’s intake process, she was brought to the prison’s medical unit for a gynecological exam and pap smear. ...
Article • February 1, 2016
$10,000 Negligence Settlement for Ohio Prisoner by David Reutter The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) agreed to a $10,000 settlement in a prisoner’s lawsuit alleging injuries due to a guard’s negligence and failure to provide medical treatment. While working on a work crew at Lebanon Correctional Institute (LCI), ...
Article • August 1, 2015 • from PLN August, 2015
Tenth Circuit: Ignoring Prisoner’s Severe Pain Precludes Qualified Immunity by Mark Wilson Tenth Circuit: Ignoring Prisoner’s Severe Pain Precludes Qualified Immunity by Mark Wilson On August 12, 2014, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a prison nurse who refused to examine a prisoner suffering from severe abdominal pain ...
Brief • April 3, 2013
Filed under: Pain, Injury -- Misc.
Francis v. Hammond, WA, Report and Recommendation, Medical Neglect, 2013 Case 3:12-cv-06023-RBL-JRC Document 22 Filed 03/04/13 Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 8 9 10 SHAWN FRANCIS, 11 12 13 14 Plaintiff, CASE NO. C12-6023 ...
Article • April 15, 2012 • from PLN April, 2012
Washington State Prisoner Granted Preliminary Injunction to Treat Neuroma; Case Settles for $120,000 by On Sept. 17, 2010, a federal district court in Washington State granted a preliminary injunction to a state prisoner, requiring prison officials to provide necessary medical treatment. The preliminary injunction was issued in a civil rights ...
Article • March 15, 2011
Washington Paraplegic’s Suit Settled for $2,750, Single Cell and Specialist Consult by The State of Washington paid a paraplegic prisoner $250 in costs, and $2,500 in attorney’s fees to settle a federal lawsuit alleging inadequate medical care, pain management and living conditions. The State also agreed to a specialist consult, ...
Washington State Settles Prisoner's Personal Injury Claim for $20,000 by On January 8, 2007, the State of Washington settled for $20,000 a personal injury claim brought by a state prisoner. Michael Humburgs, a Washington State state prisoner, was incarcerated at the Larch Mountain Corrections Center when he injured his ankle. ...
Illinois Prison Doctor Liable for Failing to Treat Testicular Cysts by David Reutter by David M. Reutter The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals remanded a civil rights action that claimed a prison doctor’s care was deliberately indifferent to an ex-Illinois prisoner’s serious medical needs. The Court, however, affirmed dismissal as ...
Article • February 15, 2010 • from PLN February, 2010
Jury Awards $6,500 to California Prisoner for Negligence, Deliberate Indifference by Doctor by On May 22, 2009, a California federal jury awarded a state prisoner $6,500 on his claims of medical negligence and deliberate indifference. Todd A. Ashker, a prisoner at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP), sued Dr. M.C. ...
Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of 8th Amendment and FTCA Medical Claims; Case Settles on Remand for $20,000 by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed, for the second time, a grant of summary judgment to two Bureau of Prisons (BOP) medical employees and the United States ...
Article • December 15, 2009
One Day Delay in X-Ray of Broken Jaw Not Deliberate Indifference by The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a jail nurse’s one-day delay in having a prisoner’s broken jaw x-rayed was not deliberate indifference of a serious medical need. The ruling came in the appeal of Philander Jenkins, ...
$73,000 Settlement for Denial of Pain Medication to Wisconsin Prisoner by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On January 6, 2009, Wisconsin settled a lawsuit brought by a state prisoner who complained of guards preventing him from receiving his pain medication when he was in intense pain, then retaliating against him ...
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