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Pearson v. Prison Health Serv., 16-1140

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit filed by a prisoner who suffered from two serious medical needs during his incarceration at Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution–Somerset, claiming that various prison officials and an independent medical contractor were deliberately indifferent to those needs in violation of the Eighth Amendment, the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants is: 1) reversed in part where it grants summary judgment to defendant Nurse David Rhodes; but 2) affirmed in all other respects.

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  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/03/07




  • United States Third Circuit


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