Howard COCHRAN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Andreas THUDE, Defendant-Appellee.
Decided: December 16, 2020
Before: WALLACE, CLIFTON, and BRESS, Circuit Judges.
Howard Cochran, Pro Se Rita Bustos, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., Phoenix, AZ, for Defendant-Appellee
Arizona state prisoner Howard Cochran appeals pro se from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo. Toguchi v. Chung, 391 F.3d 1051, 1056 (9th Cir. 2004). We affirm.
The district court properly granted summary judgment because Cochran failed to raise a genuine dispute of material fact as to whether defendant Thude was deliberately indifferent to Cochran's wrist pain. See id. at 1057-60 (a prison official is deliberately indifferent only if he or she knows of and disregards an excessive risk to inmate health; medical malpractice, negligence, or a difference of opinion concerning the course of treatment does not amount to deliberate indifference).
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