United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Shreveport Division
S. MAURICE HICKS, JR.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
L. HAYES, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
the court is a civil rights complaint [doc. 1] filed in
forma pauperis by pro se plaintiff Scott
Jackson (“Jackson”). Jackson is an inmate in the
custody of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and
Corrections and is currently incarcerated at Bossier Maximum
Security Facility in Plain Dealing, Louisiana.
matter has been referred to the undersigned for review,
report, and recommendation in accordance with the provisions
of 28 U.S.C. § 636 and the standing orders of this
reasons stated below, IT IS RECOMMENDED that
Jackson's complaint be DISMISSED WITH
states that on the morning of October 5, 2017, he slipped and
fell on a wet floor while he was cleaning up in the dorm.
Doc. 1, p. 2. He claims that he could not get up,
necessitating help from two or three inmates. Id. at
4. Jackson states that the inmates brought him to his cell so
that he could lay down. Id. at 2. He contends that
he was not taken to the medical department until five hours
after the incident, at which time he was seen by Dr. Roberts.
Id. Jackson complains that Roberts examined him for
less than five minutes and only gave him Tylenol for pain.
Id. Jackson states that he was still in pain five or
six days after the incident, so he asked to be sent to an
outside medical facility. Id. He claims that his
request was denied and that he was sent back to see Dr.
Roberts. Id. Jackson alleges that Roberts did not
examine him but rather told him that “it was
soreness” and gave him more Tylenol. Id.
Jackson states that he sent an ARP to Warden Boyer that same
night but that Boyer did not respond to the grievance within
five days. Id. Thus, Jackson sent two requests to
Assistant Warden Porter, who also did not reply. Id.
In support of his claims, Jackson claims that there were not
any “wet floor” signs in the area and that the
parish issued “beach slippers” that he was
wearing get “really slippery” when there is water
on the floor. Id. at 2, 4.
claims that he is still in pain and requests x-rays and/or an
MRI. Id. at 5. He also seeks reimbursement for
payment of his medical bills. Id.
Jackson has been granted leave to proceed in forma
pauperis under 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Doc. 4. This Act
directs a district court to dismiss an action if the court
determines that it is frivolous or malicious or fails to
state a claim on which relief may be granted. Bradley v.
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