Saint Louis, MO asked in Medical Malpractice for Minnesota

Q: How to bring claim when happened in MN & now in MO?

in FBOP's custody, have a previously twisted ankle that I am forced to climb up to a top bunk on, began to experience more & more pain (as well as lose mobility/agility), am not given anything for pain for close to a year, continue to be left climbing up to top bunk, kept being told, the then FBOP doctor and administrator that I could not be assigned to a bottom bed because I was not old enough yet (57 and I needed to be 60...now, I am out and having serious problems with pain, walking, my knee, my ankle - as the problem is affected that entire side of my body - is this both a case of malpractice and an 8th Amendment violation? If they used the policy as the reason they had to keep me climbing on the injured ankle(albeit slightly, at first), and it's having a crippling effect on me now, the policy caused what I'm going through now. Sorry, I know I'm long-winded.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: You need to find an attorney that handles those issues. Suggest you contact the Minnesota Civil Liberties union, ask for their "cooperating attorneys" on prison medical conditions. 8th amendmendment? I do not think so.

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