Case Number: 2021-020750


Plaintiff is an inmate at High Desert State Prison suffering from chronic pain resulting from a car accident prior to incarceration. In 2006, Plaintiff started pain management and underwent multiple tests in which surgery was deemed necessary, but Plaintiff never received it. Plaintiff then became a Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) inmate in 2010 and received medical care for his chronic pain until September 2015. Despite multiple requests to continue treatment and medication, Plaintiff alleges he did not receive the care requested and that had been received previously from September 2015 to March 2016. In March 2016, Defendants allegedly removed him from “sick call” altogether without explanation and denied him an annual exam for his chronic pain. After submitting multiple grievances to the jail, he filed a 1983 claim alleging Eighth Amendment cruel and unusual punishment and Fourteenth Amendment due process and equal protection violations. Client is seeking counsel through the Federal Pro Bono Program. There is a status hearing on July 30, 2021 to address the status of counsel appointment.

Case Number: 2019-006745


Plaintiff is an inmate at High Desert State Prison who submitted a complaint alleging that the Nevada Department of Corrections’ (NDOC) medical staff failed to provide treatment for his chronic hepatitis C (HCV). On August 6, 2019, the U.S. District Court stayed Plaintiff’s individual case and consolidated it as part of a class action relating to HCV. The class action litigation resulted in a consent decree which requires NDOC to provide treatment to all inmates with chronic HCV. The consent decree does not preclude Plaintiff from continuing his individual lawsuit seeking monetary damages, from seeking declaratory or injunctive relief on his as-applied individual claims, or from asserting other claims that do not pertain to the general prospective relief issues about NDOC’s policies and practices that were addressed in the consent decree. The case remained stayed for an opportunity to settle until June 2, 2021 when the court lifted the stay. No settlement agreement was reached and Plaintiff seeks representation for his individual case.

Case Number: 2019-007317


Plaintiff is an inmate a Lovelock Correctional Center who has submitted a complaint alleging that the Nevada Department of Corrections’ (NDOC) medical staff failed to provide treatment for his chronic hepatitis C (HCV). On August 6, 2019, the district court stayed Plaintiff’s individual case and consolidated it as part of the class action relating to HCV. The class action litigation resulted in a consent decree which requires NDOC to provide treatment to all inmates with chronic HCV. The consent decree does not preclude Plaintiff from continuing his individual lawsuit seeking monetary damages, from seeking declaratory or injunctive relief on his as-applied individual claims, or from asserting other claims that do not pertain to the general prospective relief issues about NDOC’s policies and practices that were addressed in the consent decree. On November 12, 2020, the district court entered an order lifting the stay in Plaintiff’s case and he now seeks representation to help him obtain monetary damages and injunctive relief.

Case Number: 2019-007314


Plaintiff is an inmate at Lovelock Correctional Center and filed a First Amended Complaint alleging Defendant’s refusal of treatment for his chronic hepatitis C (HCV). Plaintiff became a class representative for a class action relating to HCV and, on November 12, 2019, the district court stayed Plaintiff’s individual case and consolidated it as part of the class action. The class action litigation resulted in a consent decree which requires NDOC to provide treatment to all inmates with chronic HCV. The consent decree does not preclude Plaintiff from continuing his individual lawsuit seeking monetary damages, from seeking declaratory or injunctive relief on his as-applied individual claims, or from asserting other claims that do not pertain to the general prospective relief issues about NDOC’s policies and practices that were addressed in the consent decree. Defendants filed an answer to Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint on March 3, 2021. Plaintiff seeks representation for his individual case. Important Date(s): Plaintiff has filed two motions to extend time, which were entered on May 17, 2021 and July 13, 2021. Discovery is now due by September 6, 2021, Motions are due by October 6, 2021, and a Pretrial Order is due by November 5, 2021.

Case Number: 2019-004183


Plaintiff is an inmate at Warm Springs Correctional Center and has alleged two Eighth Amendment claims for deliberate indifference to serious medical needs as well as a Fourteenth Amendment equal protection claims. Plaintiff became a class representative for a class action relating to chronic hepatitis C (HCV) and on August 6, 2019, the district court stayed Plaintiff’s individual case to consolidate it as part of the class action. The class action litigation resulted in a consent decree which requires NDOC to provide treatment to all inmates with chronic HCV. The consent decree does not preclude Plaintiff from continuing his individual lawsuit seeking monetary damages, from seeking declaratory or injunctive relief on his as-applied individual claims, or from asserting other claims that do not pertain to the general prospective relief issues about NDOC’s policies and practices that were addressed in the consent decree. Plaintiff seeks representation for his individual case to help him pursue monetary damages, declaratory relief, and injunctive relief for injuries related to chronic HCV and other injuries.

Case Number: 2021-021550


While incarcerated, the plaintiff suffered severe injuries leaving him legally blind. He was assaulted by another inmate while sleeping. The assailant beat the plaintiff in the face with a metal cane and caused injury to his eyes. He was taken to the infirmary, but a lack of sufficient medical care resulted in pain and suffering and the eventual permanent loss of vision. Three days prior to the attack, the plaintiff was approached by another inmate who was very aggressive toward him and made threatening and homophobic remarks directed at the plaintiff. He reported the incident to four different prison officials and expressed his fear of additional attacks, including his case worker. He asked to be moved to another unit but he was not moved and the case worker would not meet with him. On September 15, 2019, the plaintiff was attacked by the inmate he had had the previous encounter with, leaving him with significant physical injuries and mental health issues. The plaintiff filed a 1983 complaint against the Nevada Department of Corrections and others in their official capacity and would like assistance with this matter.