Campbell v. Thompson et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS for 42 Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Angela Thompson, 44 Report and Recommendations Signed by District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III on 9/26/17 (MGB) (NEF and Copy of Order mailed to Plaintiff)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
TERRANCE LAMONT CAMPBELL
CIVIL ACTION NO.3:15-cv-395-DPJ-FKB
This case is before the Court on the Report and Recommendation  of United States
Magistrate Judge Keith Ball, recommending that the Court grant Defendant Angela Thompson’s
Motion for Summary Judgment . While a state prisoner, Plaintiff Terrance Lamont
Campbell injured his ankle while playing basketball in the courtyard. As a result, Campbell
brings this suit against Defendant Angela Thompson, a nurse, for injuries Campbell suffered due
to alleged delays in treating his injury. Thompson was the nurse that evaluated Campbell
initially at the prison clinic where she proscribed ibuprofen and an ice-pack with orders to return
on the next business day for an x-ray. Ultimately, the University of Mississippi Medical Center
treated Campbell for a fractured ankle a total of five days after his injury. Campbell alleges that
this delay in treatment was inadequate medical care under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Judge Ball concluded that, given Campbell’s own testimony, there is nothing to indicate
that Thompson wantonly disregarded Campbell’s medical needs. Thompson promptly saw and
treated Campbell upon his arrival and recommended that his ankle be x-rayed. Further,
Thompson had no further involvement in Campbell’s care after his initial visit. As such, Judge
Ball recommended that Thompson’s Motion for Summary Judgement  be granted. The
parties were given fourteen days to object. No objections have been filed, and the time to do so
The Court finds that the unopposed Report and Recommendation  should be adopted
as the opinion of the Court. This action is dismissed. A separate judgment will be entered in
accordance with this Order as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 58.
SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED this the 26th day of September, 2017.
s/ Daniel P. Jordan III
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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