Logan v. Mansfield Correctional Institution et al
Memorandum of Opinion and Order For the reasons stated in the Order, this action is dismissed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1915A. The Court certifies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that an appeal from this decision could not be taken in good faith. Signed by Judge Dan Aaron Polster on 11/17/2017. (K,K)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
INSTITUTION, et al.,
CASE NO. 1:17 CV 2003
JUDGE DAN AARON POLSTER
MEMORANDUM OF OPINION
On September 21, 2017, Plaintiff pro se Antoine Logan, an inmate at the Mansfield
Correctional Institution (“ManCI”), filed the above captioned action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983
against Defendants ManCI, ManCI Warden Alan Lazaroff, and ManCI Nurse Practitioner Kendra
Newland. Plaintiff alleges Newland advised him not to worry about side effects from an antacid
he was prescribed, and he sustained injury to his kidney from the medication.
A district court is expressly required to dismiss any civil action filed by a prisoner
seeking relief from a governmental officer or entity, as soon as possible after docketing, if the
court concludes that the complaint fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or if
the plaintiff seeks monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C.
§1915A; Siller v. Dean, No. 99-5323, 2000 WL 145167 , at *2 (6th Cir. Feb. 1, 2000).
Even construing the Complaint liberally, Plaintiff fails to state a valid claim for relief.
Only deliberate indifference to serious medical needs or extreme deprivations regarding the
conditions of confinement will implicate Eighth Amendment protections. Hudson v. McMillian,
503 U.S. 1, 9 (1992). An official acts with deliberate indifference when “he acts with criminal
recklessness,” a state of mind that requires that the official act with conscious disregard of a
substantial risk of serious harm. Farmer v. Brennan, 511 U.S. 825. 837. Mere negligence will
not suffice. Id. at 835-36. Consequently, allegations of medical malpractice, negligent
diagnosis, or negligent treatment fail to state an Eighth Amendment claim. Estelle v. Gamble,
429 U.S. 97, 106 (1976). Plaintiff’s allegations do not describe conduct indicating a degree of
culpability greater than negligence.
Accordingly, this action is dismissed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1915A. The Court certifies,
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that an appeal from this decision could not be taken in good
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DAN AARON POLSTER
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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