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March 2015

Judgment Obtained in Section 1983 Case Alleging Denial of Adequate Medical Care

Obtained judgment as a matter of law on behalf of a private prison management company in a Section 1983 case alleging denial of adequate medical care. The plaintiff claimed prison officials had denied or delayed medical treatment for a condition that was later determined to be cancer. The federal court granted summary judgment due to plaintiff’s failure to establish deliberate indifference under the Eighth Amendment.