United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Shreveport Division
L. HORNSBY U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
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 Corey Thomas
(“Plaintiff”), pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
This complaint was received and filed in this court on March
14, 2016. Plaintiff is currently incarcerated at the Elayn
Hunt Correctional Center, but claims his civil rights were
violated by prison officials while incarcerated at the David
Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana. He names Warden
Jerry Goodwin, Warden Rochell, the David Wade Correctional
Center, the David Wade Correctional Center Medical Staff,
Nurse Milwee, and Ms. Michelle as defendants.
claims that on December 15, 2015, he filed a request for
medical attention. He claims he suffers with constant
heartburn, stomach pain, extreme lower back pain, numbness in
his arms, muscle spasms, nerve damage, restlessness at night,
and emotional and mental stress. He claims his left foot was
broken while incarcerated at the Jefferson Parish
Correctional Center. He claims his foot did not heal properly
and he still suffers with pain. He claims he was involved in
an elevator crash at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center
and injured his lower back. He claims that because of the
accident, he has sciatica, numbness in his arms and legs,
muscle spasms, and a possible bulging disk. He claims he
cannot sit, stand or lie down for long periods of time. He
claims he has a hiatal hernia which causes him to have acid
reflux, stomach pains, to choke while sleeping, inability to
sleep on his stomach, and to regurgitate food. He claims he
also has nerve damage in his right thigh and lower back. He
claims he has an enlarged prostate gland and blood in his
urine. He claims he also suffers with depression. Plaintiff
admits he was taking medication for his conditions including
Prilosec, Keppra, and Flomax.
claims that on December 23, 2015, he filed a sick call
request. He claims he was denied adequate medical attention
by the medical staff. He claims the medical staff employee
told him that she did not believe him, and she refused to
send him to a hospital for an MRI because of the budget. He
claims the employee insisted that he be x-rayed instead.
Plaintiff claims he should have had his hiatal hernia
surgically removed, been prescribed pain medication, and had
an MRI for the soft tissue of his lower back. He admits he
was on Prilosec for acid reflux and/or an ulcer, Keppra for
nerve damage, and Flomax for urinary issues.
claims that on December 28, 2015, he filed a sick call
request. He claims he was denied adequate medical treatment
by the medical staff employee because she did not view his
situation as serious. He claims he was not provided any help.
He claims she denied him pain medication. He admits he was
still taking Prilosec, Keppra, and Flomax.
claims that in January of 2016, his request for pain
medication was denied.
claims that on March 30, 2016, he made a sick call request.
He claims he was not provided pain medication or surgery. He
admits he was still taking Prilosec, Keppra, and Flomax.
claims that on April 14, 2016, he filed two sick call
requests. He claims he was seen by a medical staff employee
both times. He claims he was denied an MRI, surgery and pain
medication. He claims he was denied medical treatment because
of a lack of funding.
claims that on May 19, 2016, he filed a sick call request. He
claims he was seen by a medical staff employee and denied
adequate medical treatment because she did not believe he was
truthful about his conditions. He claims she did not give him
a thorough check-up or adequate medical attention. He claims
she did not give him pain medication. He claims she refused
to pull his medical records from ...