Ramos v. Flynn, No. 09-2179 (1st Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
The doctor administered a standard withdrawal protocol for the plaintiff, a heroin addict, while he was in pre-trial detention. The district court rejected plaintiff's claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983, based on his suffering during withdrawal. The First Circuit affirmed. The doctor's misjudgment, even neglect, during the course of treatment, did not amount to "deliberate indifference." The plaintiff's allegations concerning about "pervasive filth" in his cell because of his vomiting and diarrhea during withdrawal did not establish deliberate indifference by the doctor.