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Pennsylvania DOC Bureau of Health Care Services and doctors allegedly refused to give inmate hepatitis C treatment

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 27, 2018


SCRANTON — An inmate is suing Dr. Paul Noel, the Pennsylvania DOC Bureau of Health Care Services and Dr. Pandya Haresh for alleged deprivation of medical care.

Major Tillery filed a complaint on an unknown date in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the defendants violated the Eighth and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants refused to treat him for hepatitis C, which allegedly caused his condition to worsen and exposed him to an increased risk of cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer and death. He claims that he has suffered physical and mental pain, fear of cancer and shortened life expectancy, emotional and psychological trauma and loss of earning capacity. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly refusing to treat him for hepatitis C.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, litigation expenses and costs and any further relief that is proper. He is represented by Bret D. Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 3:18-cv-00783-ARC-MCC

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