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Civil Rights – Prison doctor wasn’t indifferent to diabetic’s needs (access required)

Where a doctor was aware of an incarcerated man’s medical needs, took steps to increase the patient’s blood sugar level monitoring and explained that he chose not to prescribe insulin because he was afraid of an overdose, he was granted summary judgment on the Eighth Amendment claim. Background Carey Hixson, a former inmate at Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Jail, ...

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