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Norfleet v. Gehrke, 05-1237

Denial of summary judgment in favor of two defendants in a prisoner suit alleging violation of the Eighth Amendment is reversed where there was no evidence that a prison doctor and prison employee acted with the "culpable state of mind" required for a finding of deliberate indifference to serious medical needs.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/28/2005
  • Decided 03/03/2006
  • Published 03/03/2006


  • KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before KANNE, ROVNER, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Jan Michelsen (argued), Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Edward Himmelfarb (argued), Department of Justice Civil Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC, for Defendants-Appellants.