Ballard v. NC Dept. of Public Safety et al
ORDER denying 60 Motion for Expert Witness. Signed by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on 4/23/2015. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(cbb)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
ROBERT S. BALLARD,
NC DEPARTMENT OF
MARTA M. KALINSKI, Doctor,
PAULA SMITH, Doctor, Director of
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion for Expert Witness, (Doc. No.
60). In his motion, he asserts that he is indigent, that he is unable to retain an expert due to his
incarceration, and that his claims are medically complex. Plaintiff alleges that he “needs an
expert to review all the records, x-ray reports, MRI reports, etc. and make a determination for
this Court to understand what taking Plaintiff’s pain medications [away] for two months did to
Plaintiff.” (Doc. No. 60 at 4). The Court will deny Plaintiff’s motion. Despite Plaintiff’s
contention, his claim against Defendant for deliberate indifference to a serious medical need
based on Defendant’s denial of pain medication to Plaintiff does not involve complex issues or
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Expert Witness, (Doc. No.
60), is DENIED.
Signed: April 23, 2015
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