Barbara Chapman and Jason Azzarone Secure a Summary Judgment In An Inmate Civil Rights Case
Barbara Chapman and Jason Azzarone were successful in securing a summary judgment in a civil rights case filed by an inmate in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, in which the firm represented two nurses who provided medical care to Hillsborough County inmates. The Plaintiff alleged that he was denied medical care and that the nurses neglected his condition in violation of his Eighth Amendment Rights by subjecting him to cruel and unusual punishment. A motion for summary judgment was filed, arguing that based on the medical records, the Plaintiff could not establish deliberate indifference to a serious medical condition as required by Federal law. The Court agreed, finding that the Plaintiff could not demonstrate deliberate indifference and therefore, there were no genuine issues of material fact to present to the jury.