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Jackson v. Fauver.

U.S. District Court

MALPRACTICE

PRIVATE PROVIDER

FAILURE TO PROVIDE CARE

DELIBERATE INDIFFERENCE

Jackson v. Fauver, 334 F.Supp.2d 697 (D.N.J. 2004). Fifteen former and current prisoners brought separate actions against corrections officials and employees and a contractor hired to operate a prison, alleging deliberate indifferent to their serious medical needs and medical malpractice. The district court held that there were genuine issues of material fact as to whether the prison defendants were deliberately indifferent to one inmate's prostrate cancer and to another inmate's another inmate's HIV/AIDS condition and Hodgkins disease. The court found genuine issues of material fact as to whether the contractor hired to operate the prison was aware of grave deficiencies in the medical care provided to inmates, as well as the acute risks created by those deficiencies. The court denied summary judgment for the prison defendants on some of the medical malpractice claims, and held that the corrections department and contractor could be held vicariously liable for independent contractors' medical negligence. (East Jersey State Prison, New Jersey)
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Title Annotation:MEDICAL CARE
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U2NJ
Date:Feb 1, 2005
Words:175
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