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DeLaughter v. Woodall

Allegation: Mississippi prisoner needs hip replacement surgery; prison medical administrator refuses to pay for it. Fifth Circuit: No qualified immunity for that. You can’t be deliberately indifferent to a prisoner’s medical needs. On remand, the district court should seriously consider giving the prisoner a lawyer. Concurrence: But there’s also evidence that the surgery didn’t happen because of the prisoner himself. The district court should seriously consider that too.


Tags: 2018, Deliberate Indifference, Fifth Circuit, Qualified Immunity

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