Jennifer L. Phillips obtained a summary judgment on behalf of her emergency medicine physician
Jennifer L. Phillips obtained a summary judgment on behalf of her emergency medicine physician on Feb. 22, 2018. The claim involved an alleged civil rights violation against the emergency medicine provider for an emergency department visit four days after the patient injured his hand in a penal facility. During the emergency department evaluation the physician recommended orthopedic follow-up within 5 days which did not occur until approximately five weeks after returning to the prison. The Court determined that the Plaintiff had not established evidence that the emergency physician was a federal actor for purposes of a civil rights violation, resulting in summary judgment.