Terry THOMPSON, Appellant, v. Nicholas ARMENAKIS, Superintendent, Oregon State Correctional Institution, Respondent.
Terry Earl Harvey Thompson, Appellant, v. Nicholas Armenakis, Superintendent, Oregon State Correctional Institution, Respondent.
This consolidated appeal concerns the dismissal of two habeas corpus cases in which plaintiff asserts that he has obtained inadequate medical care. The first case was dismissed upon motion by the state. The second was dismissed on the court's own motion. We affirm the dismissal of the first, but reverse the dismissal of the second.
Plaintiff is an inmate at the Oregon State Correctional Institution. He is a paraplegic who needs a hospital bed, crutches, a wheelchair, and pain treatment in accordance with medical orders. He filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus on the ground that respondent refused to meet his ongoing medical needs (CA A99874). A writ issued, the state filed a return, and plaintiff filed a replication. The state then moved to dismiss and offered affidavits that indicated that plaintiff's medical needs were being met. Plaintiff did not offer any evidence to contradict those affidavits. The trial court dismissed the writ.
Plaintiff then filed a second petition for a writ of habeas corpus alleging that the state continued to provide inadequate medical care (CA A100633). On its own motion, the trial court dismissed the second petition on the ground that the claims, “although stated slightly differently, are almost identical to the claims” asserted in the first case.
On appeal, plaintiff contends that the trial court erred in dismissing both cases. We affirm the dismissal of the first case without further discussion. As to the dismissal of the second case, the state concedes that the trial court's dismissal was probably premature and that the case should be remanded. We accept the state's concession. In the second petition, plaintiff alleged facts concerning his medical treatment that occurred during and after the proceedings on the first petition. The claims were not previously asserted and could not have been asserted in the first petition. ORS 34.710; Wagy v. Armenakis, 152 Or.App. 210, 213-14, 953 P.2d 428, rev. den. 327 Or. 174, 966 P.2d 218 (1998). The trial court erred in dismissing the second petition.
Judgment dismissing petition in CA A100633 reversed and remanded; otherwise affirmed.