Jackson v. Pollion

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 12-2682
Decision Date: 
October 28, 2013
Federal District: 
S.D. Ill.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting summary judgment motion filed by defendants-prison nurse practitioner and correctional counselor in section 1983 action alleging that defendants were deliberately indifferent to plaintiff-prisoner’s serious medical condition of hypertension by failing to give him his prescribed medication over three-week period. Record showed that failure to give said medication was, at best, negligent act that was insufficient to establish plaintiff’s section 1983 claim. Moreover, failure to give said medication did not support plaintiff’s claim that he experienced serious medical consequence, where plaintiff’s blood pressure readings taken after instant three-week lapse period were only slightly elevated over normal range.