Plaintiff is an inmate at Ely State Prison and filed a civil rights complaint under 42 USC 1983 against the Nevada Department of Corrections. He alleges deliberate indifference and refusal to provide proper medical treatment in violation of the 8th Amendment and 14th Amendment has caused long-term permanent physical injuries and mental anguish and distress. Specifically, he claims to have suffered from severe and chronic hyperthyroid disease and that the effects from lack of treatment have caused severe pain and suffering. He alleges he has experienced weight loss, insomnia, diarrhea, vertigo, severe headaches, constant throat pain, malnutrition, partial paralysis in hands, feet and knees, and swollen lymph nodes because of the lack of treatment. The 14th Amendment claim was dismissed without prejudice on June 12, 2020. The court referred this case to the federal Pro Bono Program because Plaintiff cannot properly continue articulating the relief he seeks and because the need for an expert witness will increase the complexity of the case such that it will severely impair his ability to properly articulate the legal claims at hand. There are funds available for the expert witness through the federal Pro Bono Program. As a result, this individual is in need of an attorney to assist him with this case. Next Deadlines: NOA Due October 10, 2021.
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