United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Shreveport Division
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
L. Hornsby U.S. Magistrate Judge
accordance with the standing order of this court, this matter
was referred to the undersigned Magistrate Judge for review,
report and recommendation.
the court is a civil rights complaint filed in forma
pauperis by pro se plaintiff Roderick Parker
(“Plaintiff”), pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
This complaint was received and filed in this court on
October 6, 2016. Plaintiff is incarcerated at the Caddo
Correctional Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, and claims his
civil rights were violated by prison officials. He names Mr.
Nelson, the Caddo Correctional Center, Director Wright,
Captain Rick Farris, Kelli Hayes, Sgt. Donnie Lang, the
Louisiana First Judicial District Court, Judge Ramona
Emanuel, the Caddo Parish Public Defender's Office, and
Kurt Goines as defendants.
claims that on January 12, 2016, he was seen by Dr. Craig
Florea at Willis Knighton Hospital in Bossier City,
Louisiana. He claims he was diagnosed with calcaneus
fractures and given instructions to see an orthopedic doctor
because his injuries would not heal properly without surgery.
He claims Dr. Florea prescribed Norco for his constant pain.
claims that on August 13, 2016, he was x-rayed at the Caddo
Correctional Center and not a hospital. He claims Mr. Nelson
read his x-rays and stated that the fractures in both of his
feet were properly healed. He claims Mr. Nelson refused to
let him see the x-rays or send them to his family so they
could seek a second opinion. He claims he was denied
additional medical treatment because Mr. Nelson stated that
his fractures were healed. He claims he has not had physical
therapy or pain management since August 25, 2016.
claims he is only given high doses of Tylenol for pain and it
is ineffective. He claims that after taking the prescribed
doses of Tylenol, he experienced severe stomach pain. He
claims that in October of 2016, he was diagnosed with
hypertension by Dr. Nelson. He claims that in November of
2016, he learned that he could have the onset of kidney
failure from taking large doses of Tylenol and that it was
causing his stomach pain. He claims he also learned that high
doses of Tylenol can cause hypertension. He claims his
hypertension has aggravated his condition because his ankles
are now swollen. Plaintiff claims he then refused his morning
dose of Tylenol.
claims Captain Rick Farris and Nurse Kelli Hayes will not
allow him to have a second opinion or an appointment with
another doctor. He claims he is still unable to walk and
prison officials are attempting to take his wheelchair. He
claims he still has acute pain in both feet that radiates
from the tip of his toes to his hip bones. He claims he is
unable to put any pressure on his feet and he has limited
dexterity in his feet and ankles.
admits he has seen Mr. Nelson at least once a month, every
month since August 25, 2016. He claims Mr. Nelson continues
to prescribe Tylenol for his condition. He claims Mr. Nelson
refused to x-ray him again and refer him to an orthopedic
surgeon for proper medical care.
claims that on October 31, 2016, Judge Ramona Emanuel denied
his request for a bond reduction so he could be released from
jail and control his own medical care. He claims Caddo Parish
Public Defender Kurt Goines failed to contest his high bond.
Plaintiff seeks medical help and monetary compensation.