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. Next Hearing(s): Status Conference October 8, 2021 at 9:30am.
Case Number: 2021-020750
Case Number: 2021-023717 (Urgent)
Plaintiff brings this lawsuit after being attacked at the Mirage Hotel and Casino and suffering a permanent back injury and loss of sight in his right eye as a result. He is suing the alleged attacker for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence. He is also suing Defendants Lumbee Tribe, Lumbee Land Development, and Lumbee Tribe Holdings for negligence. Plaintiff would like an attorney to represent him in this matter.
Case Number: 2021-024244 (Urgent)
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.
Case Number: 2021-026643
An inmate at High Desert State Prison filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 claim against multiple employees and doctors of the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) for injuries suffers from lack of medical treatment for Scoliosis since April 2004 when he was transferred to the custody of NDOC from California. He was diagnosed with Scoliosis in 2003 and received treatment while in the custody of the California prison system, but the treatment was not continued when he was extradited to Nevada. He suffers constant debilitating pain from the waist down, experiences symptoms of nerve damage, and lack of bowel control, and is currently in a wheelchair because of the condition and alleged lack of treatment. This individual is seeking counsel for this federal lawsuit through the Federal Pro Bono Program. Next Hearing(s): EMC on 9/17/21; Status Conference on 11/06/21 @ 9:00am.
Case Number: 2021-026021
Plaintiff, an inmate at Clark County Detention Center, filed suit against several correctional officers under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claiming that an altercation at the High Desert State Prison left him with several staples in his head and a disciplinary charge for battery. Six of those officers move for summary judgment on the claims arguing that various immunities and procedural bars prohibit his recovery. They add that no genuine dispute exists about his excessive-force claim because several officers were not involved in the fight and those that were did not use excessive force. Plaintiff disagrees and provided declarations of other inmates and his own declaration to support his version of the story. Plaintiff is seeking assistance with this case through the Federal Pro Bono Program. Next Deadline(s): NOA due October 26, 2021.