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Third Circuit Holds Prisons Not Required to Treat Impotence or Infertility by The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that prison officials do not have to treat medical conditions that could result in a prisoner’s impotence or infertility. When Shemtov Michtavi was incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in ...
Recurring Injury Subsequent to Lawsuit Settlement No Bar to New Claim by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held a prisoner’s previous lawsuit settlements did not preclude a complaint for the same type of injury occurring at a later time. It also held the district court had improperly concluded a ...
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 • July 26, 2016
Slingluff v. State of Hawaii, Final Judgment, Medical Malpractice Leaves Prisoner Impotent, 2009
Brief • July 26, 2016
Slingluff v. State of Hawaii, Findings of Fact/Conclusions of Law, Medical Malpractice Leaves Prisoner Impotent, 2009
Brief • April 22, 2016
McKinney v. CO DOC, CO, Complaint, medical neglect hernia surgery, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-02269-MJW Document 1 Filed 10/13/15 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 23 Case 1:15-cv-02269-MJW Document 1 Filed 10/13/15 USDC Colorado Page 2 of 23 Case 1:15-cv-02269-MJW Document 1 Filed 10/13/15 USDC Colorado Page 3 of 23 Case 1:15-cv-02269-MJW Document ...
Brief • March 11, 2016
Filed under: Surgery
Ingerson v. CCA, VT, Release and Settlement, surgery, 2009 GENERAL RELEASE I, James Ingerson, in exchange for the payment of Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($12,500), the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, hereby release on behalf of myself and my heirs, successors and assigns any and all ...
Article • June 3, 2015 • from PLN June, 2015
Filed under: Vision, Surgery
Nevada DOC’s “One Eye Policy” Challenged; Summary Judgment Reversed by Lonnie Burton Nevada DOC’s “One Eye Policy” Challenged; Summary Judgment Reversed by Lonnie Burton In an October 24, 2014 corrected ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed a Nevada prison policy that denies prisoners with one good eye medical ...
Article • July 15, 2012
Filed under: Medical, Dental Care, Surgery
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstates Prisoner's Deliberate Indifference Claim against Illinois Prison Medical Officials by By Derek Gilna In a decision published in July, 2010, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded a decision from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The ...
Article • July 15, 2012 • from PLN July, 2012
Prisoners Win Three Jury Trials in Eastern District of California by On September 29, 2011, a Sacramento jury found that a prison doctor had violated state prisoner Christopher Kyle Prater’s civil rights, and awarded $10,000 in compensatory damages and $20,000 in punitive damages. Prater alleged that Dr. Paramvir Sahota, Chief ...
Article • May 15, 2012 • from PLN May, 2012
Failure to Refute Expert Testimony Warrants Summary Judgment Against California Prisoner Suing for Medical Malpractice by In an unpublished opinion, the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s grant of summary judgment against a prisoner who sued a surgeon for medical malpractice, but then failed (due to limited resources) ...
Article • September 15, 2011 • from PLN September, 2011
Oregon Settles Prisoner’s Heart Failure Medical Mistreatment Case for $390,000 by Mark Wilson “This poor woman had two valves diseased, both of them stressing her heart out, giving her heart failure,” said Dr. Sanjiv Kaul, head of cardiovascular medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), speaking of Katherine Anderson, a ...
Article • May 15, 2011 • from PLN May, 2011
Sixth Circuit Rules on Whether Prisoner Must Name Defendants in Grievance by The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) internal grievance policy rule that prisoners name all defendants did not invalidate a prisoner’s grievance for purposes of exhaustion of administrative remedies when prison ...
Article • April 15, 2011
ICE Settles Deliberate Indifference Lawsuit for $47,500 by The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) paid $47,500 to settle a lawsuit alleging deliberate indifference to a detainee’s medical needs. A Haitian woman, identified only as “Rosemarie M.” in court documents, had suffered daily bleeding for months in the summer ...
Article • March 15, 2011
Filed under: Medical, Surgery, Hernias, Podiatry
$1,000 Settlement for Washington Prisoner’s Untreated Hernia by The State of Washington paid $1,000 to settle the lawsuit of prisoner James M. Downing for medical neglect. While incarcerated at Airway Heights Correction Center (AHCC) from October 6, 2003 to November 18, 2004 Downing complained to medical staff about his numerous ...
Article • March 15, 2011
$5,000 Settlement in DC Prisoner’s Wrongful Medical Death Following Surgery by The District of Columbia (DC) paid $5,000 to settle a multi-count complaint in the death of prisoner Benjamin Brown following surgery for a colon reattachment. The complaint concerned the April 20, 2002 death of Brown at DC’s Central Treatment ...
Article • October 15, 2010 • from PLN October, 2010
Limitations Period in Suit Over Delay in Providing Surgery Begins When Prisoner is Recommended for Surgery by Brandon Sample The statute of limitations in a lawsuit claiming medical negligence by prison officials in delaying a prisoner’s surgery begins to accrue when the prisoner is first recommended for surgery by a ...
$35,000 Settlement in Indiana Jail Failure to Protect and Medical Care Suit by David Reutter by David M. Reutter & Mark Wilson Indiana’s Marion County Jail (MCJ) has paid $35,000 to settle a federal civil rights complaint that alleged deliberate indifference to a prisoner’s safety and serious medical needs. The ...
Article • May 15, 2010
$1,000 Claim Settlement for Washington State Prisoner Injured in Fall by On September 13, 2007, Washington State settled for $1,000 a tort claim brought by a state prisoner who slipped and fell in a prison kitchen. Michael Laursen, a Washington State prisoner, was working in the dishwashing area of the ...
Article • February 15, 2010 • from PLN February, 2010
$325,000 Settlement in Michigan Jail Prisoner’s Ruptured Appendix Lawsuit by Michigan’s Lenawee County Jail (LCJ) paid $325,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former prisoner who was denied medical care before and after his appendix ruptured. This is the second such settlement within a month. (See accompanying article.) As ...
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