Cobb v. USA
ORDER adopting 62 Recommendation as supplemented. Defendant's 52 Motion for Summary Judgment is granted. The case will be dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 5/4/2017. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MARVIN 0 COBB,
On de nova review, the Court adopts Magistrate Judge Deere's
recommendation, Ng 62, as supplemented. FED. R. Crv. P. 72(b)(3). Arkansas
law requires expert testimony for this kind of medical negligence claim. And
no compelling circumstances justify an appointment of an expert in this case.
Rueben v. United States, 2014 WL 5460574 (E.D. Ark. 2014).
In his Objection, Cobb says his amended complaint didn't raise an
FTCA claim at all. He says that prison staff was deliberately indifferent to his
medical needs. Ng 65. Assuming his amended complaint states an Eighth
Amendment claim, Ng 26, it fails as a matter of law. Laswell v. Brown, 683 F.2d
261, 267-69 (8th Cir. 1982). Cobb can't sue the United States absent a waiver
Defendant's motion for summary judgment, Ng 52, is granted. The case
will be dismissed with prejudice.
D.P. Marshall Jr.
United States District Judge
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