Canova George Singleton, Plaintiff-appellant, v. L. Jean Dunegan and Bill Garner, Defendants-appellees, 9 F.3d 117 (10th Cir. 1993)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit - 9 F.3d 117 (10th Cir. 1993)

Nov. 3, 1993

Before SEYMOUR, ANDERSON, and EBEL, Circuit Judges.


After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined unanimously that oral argument would not materially assist the determination of this appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 10th Cir. R. 34.1.9. The cause is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.

Plaintiff-appellant Canova G. Singleton appeals the district court's order of summary judgment against him. He alleges that the defendants violated his Eighth Amendment rights because the prison doctor negligently permitted acid to run down his face during a procedure to remove a mole.

We accept Singleton's affidavit as true. It does not, however, state an Eighth Amendment claim. It merely states a claim for negligence. We therefore affirm substantially for the reasons given in the magistrate judge's report and recommendation, which the district court reviewed de novo and adopted.

The mandate shall issue forthwith.


This order and judgment has no precedential value and shall not be cited, or used by any court within the Tenth Circuit, except for purposes of establishing the doctrines of the law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel. 10th Cir. R. 36.3