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Knight v. Wiseman, No. 09-1435

By FindLaw Staff on December 22, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In an inmate's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim against two correctional officers alleging violation of his Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights by requiring him to work despite a prior shoulder injury, summary judgment in favor of defendants is affirmed where: 1) the district court correctly concluded that, in the absence of evidence showing that the officers actually knew of plaintiff's shoulder injury before he reinjured it, it could not be reasonably inferred that the defendants exhibited deliberate indifference to any serious medical condition of the plaintiff when they made him work; 2) the district court correctly found that, even if the defendants knew of plaintiff's previous injury, such knowledge would not have raised a question of material fact as to whether they acted with deliberate indifference; and 3) evidence shows without any issue of material fact that the officers responded to plaintiff's injury as prudently as they could while maintaining proper safety procedures at the work site.      

Read Knight v. Wiseman, No. 09-1435

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Decided December 22, 2009


Before:  Flaum, Manion, and Wood, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Flaum,  Circuit Judge

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