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From the Courts: Deliberate Indifference; Reasonable Accommodation  

Author:  Ken Kozlowski.

Source: Volume 23, Number 01, Winter 2022 , pp.7-8(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Our regular review of important court decisions includes two cases: one in which a federal inmate failed on his claim that the health workers who cared for his flat feet and skin treated those conditions with deliberate indifference and negligence by, among other things, not giving him Nike-brand boots (Franklin v. Hannula, 850 Fed.Appx. 436 (7th Cir. 2021)); and a second in which prison officials and doctors were found to be not liable for inmates’ injuries having provided reasonable disability accommodations and medical care for a prisoner with back pain, mobility problems, and bipolar disorder who feel repeatedly and suffered spine damage (Boyd v. City of Philadelphia, 841 Fed.Appx. 437 (Mem) (3rd Cir. 2021)).

Keywords: Deliberate Indifference to Serious Medical Needs; Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA

Affiliations:  1: Ohio Supreme Court Library.

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