McAdoo v. Martin

Hot Spring County, Ark. jail officer takes inmate who’d been fighting to ground, breaking the inmate’s shoulder. Though the jail is liable for the inmate’s medical expenses, officers present him with a form stating he would be liable for the expenses, and then, when he declines to sign it, refuse to take him to hospital for surgery. (He ultimately has the surgery after being transferred to prison.) Eighth Circuit: The inmate is entitled to compensatory damages because the jail refused to provide him the hydrocodone prescribed by the ER, leaving him in severe pain.

Tags: 2018, Eighth Amendment, Eighth Circuit, PLRA

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