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Jackson v. Lightley, 13-7291

In this case, plaintiff inmate alleges that defendants (doctors and medical staff of the North Carolina Department of Corrections) were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs in violation of the Eighth Amendment, and as a result, that he has suffered both a heart attack and a host of other maladies that have severely compromised his quality of life. Dismissal of plaintiff’s claims against the doctors is vacated and the case is remanded for further proceedings, where, though the claim against defendant Lightest was properly dismissed under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 12(b)(6), plaintiff has alleged facts supporting a plausible claim of deliberate indifference against defendant Guleria.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/18/2014
  • Published 12/18/2014


  • Harris


  • United States Fourth Circuit


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