Shoemaker v. Krieg et al
ORDER denying 22 Motion for Discovery. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 5/22/2012. (hbs)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
Case No. 3:10-cv-1047-GPM-DGW
WILKERSON, Magistrate Judge:
Now pending before the Court is a Motion for Discovery filed by Plaintiff Tony
Shoemaker (Doc. 22). The motion is DENIED.
Shoemaker asks the Court to order Defendant Dr. Krieg to produce all medical records
relating to Shoemaker’s injury that is the basis of this lawsuit. Plaintiff Shoemaker is in a better
position to obtain those records than Defendant. Plaintiff may request copies of all of his medical
records from the healthcare unit at Menard Correctional Center or from his counselor. For
Defendant to obtain copies of Shoemaker’s medical records, Defendant would have to seek a
protective order from the Court pursuant to HIPAA. Defendant has not sought a protective order,
which indicates to the Court that Defendant may not be in possession of Plaintiff’s medical
records. If Defendant does not possess the records, Defendant cannot produce them in discovery.
Plaintiff is therefore ADVISED to seek the records on his own through the channels provided by
Shoemaker also seeks information regarding the Motion to Appoint Counsel that he filed
on November 10, 2011. The Court denied that motion without prejudice on January 27, 2012
(Doc. 15). The Clerk is DIRECTED to send a copy of that order to the Plaintiff at the address
listed in the Court’s docketing system.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED: May 22, 2012
DONALD G. WILKERSON
United States Magistrate Judge
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