A 65-year-old double amputee currently incarcerated at Northern Nevada Correctional Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging deliberate indifference after his right leg was improperly amputated and adequate follow up care was not provided after the surgery. Lack of post-operative care included the refusal to allow him to bathe or shower and refusal to change urine-soaked clothing or medical dressings. This lack of care resulted in significant pain and suffering from onset of multiple infections. He also alleges he had a significant stroke and did not receive the proper after care. As a result, he currently suffers from facial paralysis as well as limited mobility of his arms and hands. He has difficulty performing daily activities and currently relies on other inmates to assist him in eating, bathing and dressing. Despite extreme difficulty maneuvering around the facility using a manual wheelchair, he alleges he has been denied access to a motorized one. Since other inmates are not always available to assist, he alleges he often sits in soiled clothing for long periods of time. He is seeking monetary and injunctive relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and 28 U.S.C. § 1915A and would like an attorney to represent him through the Federal Pro Bono Program. Next Hearing(S): Telephonic Case Management Conference on 7/11/22 at 10:00 am.
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