Thomas v. Chandran
MEMORANDUM. Signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake on 11/15/2017. (c/m 11/15/17 bmhs, Deputy Clerk)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
ANTRONE ARNESS THOMAS
DAVID CHANDRAN, M.D.
Civil No. CCB-16-3112
Plaintiff Antrone Thomas, representing himself, has instituted this action against David
Chandran, M.D. Dr. Chandran has filed a motion to dismiss, to which Thomas has responded.
The motion will be granted. As an initial matter, it appears that Dr. Chandran has not
been properly served with process. However, a more fundamental defect is that Thomas has
failed to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Thomas was committed to the Clifton T.
Perkins Hospital Center by the Circuit Court for Talbot County in January 2013 after being
found incompetent to stand trial and dangerous. He was released in 2015. Thomas was under
Dr. Chandran’s care for only a few months, from March to July 2014. Dr. Chandran continued
the same medications that had been prescribed to Thomas before, which Thomas refused to take.
However, after Thomas lost an appeal from a decision by a clinical review panel that approved
Thomas’s medications over his objection, Thomas voluntarily started to take his prescribed
In summary, Dr. Chandran was Thomas’s treating physician for only several months in
2014, and there is no evidence of any misconduct or wrong done by him to Thomas during that
A separate order is being entered herewith granting defendant’s motion to dismiss.
Date: November 15, 2017
Catherine C. Blake
United States District Judge
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