Al-Ameen v. Pavlakovic
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 6/3/2013. (KAM, )
2013 Jun-03 PM 04:32
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
DOCTOR DAVID PAVLAKOVIC,
Case No. 4:12-cv-3623-RDP-JEO
MEMORANDUM OF OPINION
The Magistrate Judge filed a Report and Recommendation on May 13, 2013, recommending
that Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment be granted and this cause be dismissed with
prejudice. (Doc. #18). Plaintiff filed an objection in which he states that he is not claiming that he
was denied adequate medical care; rather, his claim is that Defendant discontinued his medication
without even examining him. (Doc. #19). He also filed a "notice," asserting that on May 28, 2013,
his medication was again reduced without an examination. (Doc. #20).
The evidence before the court demonstrates that Dr. Pavlakovic changed Plaintiff’s
medication from a narcotic to a non-narcotic pain reliever. A difference of opinion between Plaintiff
and Dr. Pavlakovic as to the appropriate medication to be prescribed does not rise to the level of a
Having carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the court file, including
the Report and Recommendation and the objection and notice filed by Plaintiff, the court is of the
opinion that the Magistrate Judge's Report is due to be and is hereby ADOPTED and his
Recommendation is ACCEPTED. The court EXPRESSLY FINDS that there are no genuine issues
of material fact and that Defendant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. Accordingly,
Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment is due to be granted and this action is due to be
dismissed with prejudice. A Final Judgment will be entered.
DONE and ORDERED this
day of June, 2013.
R. DAVID PROCTOR
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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