-RSB Mathis v. Wang et al, No. 7:2011cv00271 - Document 39 (W.D. Va. 2012)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Jackson L. Kiser on 11/29/12. (tvt)
Download PDF
tktRK' QFFI u, 11 : : CE e. s1COURT AT > NVI VA LCE' F. D N0 I TH E U NI N TED STATES DI STRI T C O U R T C FO R TH E W ESTERN DISTRIC T O F V IR G I I N A R O AN O K E D I ISIO N V JUL BK DU EY c , D C i lA cton N o.7: cvvi i 11- 00271 W A YN E K .M A TH I S, Pl nt f , ai i f M E M O R AN D U M O PIN I N O By: DR .L.W AN G ,etal, . Def endant s. H on.Jackson L .K i ser Seni U ni ed St es D itri Judge or t at s ct W a K . a hi ,a V i gi aprs rpr ee ng pr K , i e a c vi r gh sc pl i yne M t s r ni i one oc di o t l d i l i t om a nt pu s tt 42U. C.j1 wihj iditonvetdi 28U. C.j1 ruan o S. 983 t urs ci se n S. 343.Pli ifna as antf mes dee nt Dr L.W a adoct a t Gr nRoc Core tona Ce e (G fnda s . ng, or t he ee k rci l ntr û GRCC' ;GRCC ' ) Nur e Ka iM a , Gies J Rudde , . rer J Co ,D.H.Sca es J M c nna P. s s r yes A. l , . r K Ca t , . bbs r , . Ke h, J , ndR. ones a Dawdy (theNures';a Dr Ha vadStphe ,ChifPhysca f t Vigi a C t s ' nd . r r e ns e l iin or he r ni De rmc ofCoreci (C pa t nt r tons t VDOC' . Pli ifalge t tdee nt weedei rtl ' 1 antf le s ha fnda s r lbeaey ) i f e e t a s r ous m e c nee i vi a i oft Ei h A m e ndif r nt o e i di al d, n ol ton he ght ndm e oft U nied St t nt he t a es Co t u in Dr S e h nsfld amo inf rs mmayj dg n ,h r man n d fn a t fld nsi to . . tp e ie t to o u r u me tt e e ii g ee d n s ie a m o i n t di m i s a t tm e f pe ii rt r pond e r d, a ng t m a t rrpe f r t o o s s , nd he i or ttone o es xpie m ki he te i o di pos ton. A fe r e i t r c d,lg an de e s ii t r evi w ng he e or r t f ndan s m otons be aus pl i iff ist t' i c e a ntf a l o es a i h a def nda ' delber t i f e e e. t bls ny e nt s i a e ndif r nc 1. Pl i t f s i s ons r vea t f l w i f c s n Fe ua y 19,2009,pl ntf t d Dr a n if ubm s i e l he olo ng a t .O br r ai if ol . W ang a t GRCC' m e c de rm e tt thi f e hur a wer di c or Dr W a was t he S dial pa t n ha s e t t nd e s ol ed. . ng unabl t di e o agnos pl ntf scondii durng t nexts alweeks w hie pl ntf sf e ai i f' ton i he ever l ai i f eet 'Pl n ifm it ke y tte Dr St nsa t ChifD iecorofPrs Heat Ser ce ,whi i aprvaehe lh ai tf s a nl il d . ephe s he e r t ion lh vi s ch s i t at s vi escompan t tc t a swih t V DOC. er c y ha on r ct t he t ne f om r t bl c and de oped pus -i l d c a ks Pl i ifcontnue t r e ve ur d r ed o a k vel s tle r c . a ntf i d o ec i m e c pt purne a s f a a ne, hi h a e d ugsus d t t e tpl ntf s Cr s di e s , r a o i nd ulas l zi w c r r e o r a ai if ohn' s a e t oughoutt stm e. hr hi i Pl i ifw a ta f r d t a hos t pe D r W a s or r o M a c 23, a ntf s r ns er e o pial r . ng' de n r h 2009, a e bec us oft de e i a i condii ofhi f e . Afe c he t ror tng ton s e t tr onduc i va i m edia t t ,hos t lsaf tng rous c l ess pia t f di gnos d pl i ifw ih Cl t i um difcie a dim i s d t pos i lt t m e c pt pur ne a e a ntf t os r di f i l nd s s e he s biiy hat r a o i a s f s l z ne c us pl ntf s m e c lpr e . D r St phe a l gedl pr s e t nd ula a a i a ed ai if di a obl m . e ns le y es ur d he hos t l s s a ft r l as pl ntf ba k t prs on A pr l1 2009, or hos t ls a fc ul pia ' t f o e e e ai if c o i on i , bef e pia t f o d i s a fna m edi alr por on A pr l1 2009. The r por s i pl i ifs f r d f om a s ue i l c e t i 0, e t a d a ntf uf e e r com bi ton of$ e r a l s i a i ' a a l r c r ac i n t Ba t i ,pa yt na i $ ve e p a tc nem a, n le gi e to o c r m nc openi z a a ut s ' a, n c e i e ton oft Eps ei Ba r Vi us and c m i albur t hi f e f om a deg ea e . The fna nf c i he t n- r r , he c ns o s e t r r sr i l r eportal o opi t m er opuri w as nott cause oft pancyt s ned hat capt ne he he openi orapl tc anem i a as i a and t pl ntf coul r um e t ng m er opurne. hat ai if d es aki capt i Pl i ifr s ed m e c pt i whe he r t ned t G RCC,a t condii t hi a ntf e um r a opurne n e ur o nd he tons o s f tr um e H e alo de oped sm ia s p om son hi ha a s r s i hi m o h. ee es d. s vel i l r ym t s nds nd o e n s ut Pl i ifale s t G RCC N ur e M a s Gies Rudde , r e , a ntf l ge hat s s ye , l , r Ca t r Cobbs Sca e ,M c e h, , rs K nna and J onesw ine s d hi f t sc i t s e s ee ' ontnued de e i a i a t r t ni t GR CC , ef ed t gi t r or ton fer e ur ng o r us o ve pli ifa pil t alvi epan, keus t wrpors k g s f tduet t wa t antf ny ls o le at i and ' f ed o a r oa hil ee o he y he i e ton, s a r w fes l nf c i pus , nd a l h ookedt t m ,3 o he ' ' 2Panc ope ai as tgeofr d a whiebl c l. yt ni s hora e nd t ood els 3Panifsmpyalg sa antNu s Da yta s eE e e atn e t (i)me ia n e ll. . . c n e nn E il litf i l le e g is re wd h t h ç v r te d d o hs dc l e ds n o c r ig h s fe, a d l)a dmo t ijre . ( mpl6. e th n sy n uh nuis' Co . ) ' Pl ntf r t ned t t hos t lf ree n da i J y 2009.A dif r ntdocora t ai if eur o he pia o lve ys n ul fee t t he hos t lconc uded t tt m e c pt i ca e pl i if st om boc ope a a s o pia l ha he r a opurne us d a ntf hr yt ni nd t pped t he or so ed ( 1 pr cri i ofm er opurne and s f al ne. The doct al not , ûW i1be f l es ptons capt i ulas azi 4 olowed by G1asout ten t deer nei te t ntne t ber s me ' ( .smedialr or ( no. pai t o t mi f rame eds o e u d. Pl' ' c ec ds ECF 4)5 ) Pl ntf algedl hadnots e aGlasofM a 2011. 4. ai if le y en y Pl i ifa guest tDr W a ca e c ue a unus lpuni hm e ,i vi a i oft a ntf r ha . ng us d r l nd ua s nt n ol ton he Ei hAmendme ,bynotrnde i pr rme c c ea trs ei ij i t pl ntf sfe, ght nt e rng ope dial ar fe e ng n ures o ai if e t ha , nd m out notor rng pr pe m e c lt t t d t r i t ca e ofpl i if spa n a nds a h; de i o r di a es s o e e m ne he us a ntf i nd s f rng'f ii t r cogni t tm e c pt i w a t c us oft m e c lpr e sbe or uf e i , a lng o e ze ha r a opurne s he a e he di a obl m f e J y 2009' i ng pl i if s pr s rpton ofm e c pt purne un i J y 2009.no s ndi hi ul , contnui a ntf ' e c i i ra o i tl ul , t e ng m t a hos t i Fe uar 2009.di a e ng t tpl ntf e r e ed t s m e s pt s a tr o pial n br y , s gr ei ha ai i f xpe i nc he a ym om fe r urni f om t frs hospialvi i ;and f lng t f l up on pl nt f s gasro-nt tnal et ng r he i t t st aii o olow ai i f t i es i i s s Pl i ifa l est tt N ur esvi a ed t Ei h A m e s ue . a ntf leg ha he s ol t he ght ndm e by notgi ng hi pa n nt vi m i pil a notm a ng ors ki hi f e a t tDr St phe vi a e t Ei ht A m e e ls nd ppi oa ng s e t nd ha , e ns ol t d he g h ndm nt by or r ng hos t s a ft di c r pl i ifbe or com pl tng a fna r por . de i pial t f o s ha ge a ntf f e ei i le t I 1. A pl i i fm us s a ntf t how t ta de enda ac e w ih de i r t i f e e t a s r o ha f nt t d t lbe a e ndif r nce o e i us m e c ne d t s a e a cl i unde t Ei ht Am e e f t unc tt i lde alof di al e o t t am r he g h ndm nt or he onsiutona ni me c la ssa e.Eselev.Ga e 429U. 97,l 4 (976 .Delbert i fee rquies dia sitnc tl mbl, S. 0 1 ) i ae ndifrnce e r a s a e a t t have bee per onaly a a e off t i ca i a s t nta r s ofs rous ha m , t t c or o n s l w r ac s ndi tng ubs a i l i k ei r and t act m us have act l r he or t ualy ecogni t exi ence ofsuch a rsk. Far erv. Br zed he st i m ennan,511 4The doc oralo tea e pl i ifm out s e , whih mayhavebe ti r d by achal d i m unes t but t s r t d a ntf h or s c en rgge e lenge m ysem wer c e byanot rviusunr ae t pl ntf sfe a ha . e aus d he r eltd o ai if' e t nd nds U.. 2 , 3 ( 9 4 .d l rt idifrn ema b d mo srtdb ete a t l ne t r S 8 5 8 8 1 9 ) c i ae n fee c y e e n tae y i r cua itn o De be h r c es dir r ' M ite y, l 896F. 8 851( hCi.1 .SeePars e rl Le e kl s segad. lir Bqtm, ' 2d 48, 4t r 990) rih x e . e v.Clvelnd,37 F. 29 303( h Ci.2004)(s-j e de emus s t tt ofi a i e a 2 3d 4, 4t r il-he vi nc l t how ha he tciln que ton s j ci l r c niedt thi a tonswer ina o it i lghtoft trs ''.t si ub e tvey e og z ha s ci e i ppr prae n i ha ik.' $ ) A de e nta t r c e sy by dir r ng as tntalrs ofda rt ti e t rkno t t f nda c s e kls l sega di ubsa i ik nge ha s ihe wn o he de e ntorwhi h w oul be a r ntt a r s bl per on i t de e nt sposton. f nda c d ppa e o ea ona e s n he f nda ' ii ' ' M ite ,8 F. a 851 52. A he t ca e pr derm a be de i r t l i f e e w hen t li r 96 2d t alh r ovi y lbe a e y ndi f r nt he t e t e pr ded i s g os l i m pe e t i qua e,ore s i ast s k t r a m nt ovi s o r s y nco t n , nade t xce s ve o hoc he cons i nce ori i ol a e t f ce s nt er bl o unda e t lf ines . I a 851 A m e ca ne d s r ouse ug m n a a r s d. t . di l e e i no h t gi r s t a cons iutona c ai i vesa c o ve ie o tt i l l m nvol ondii t tpl ce t i a e a a s t ta ton ha a s he nm t t ubs mzi l r s ofs r oushar ,s h a l s oflf o pe m a n di a lt ora condii f w hi h l c of ik ei m uc s os ie r r ne t s biiy, ton or c a k te t ntper t t sveepan.Sos be v.Mur 797F. 1 181- (t Ci.1 . rame peuaes e r i e e phy, 2d 79, 83 4h r 986) Pl ntf f ist des r be D r W a sdelbe a e i f e e e. Dr W a uns e s uly ai i f a l o c i . ng' i r t ndif r nc . ng ucc s f l t i d t di nos pl i if sa l e sa t n s ntpl i ift ahos t f addii lt e t e t r e o ag e a ntf im nt nd he e a ntf o pial or tona r a m n . The tea i phys c a a t hos t not i pl i t f ' di c ge r por , hi h os e i y w a r tng i i n t he pial ed n a n if s s har e t w c t ns bl s s ntt Dr W a $1do nott nk t tm e ca opurne i t cul i c us ng t s ve e e o . ng, $ hi ha r pt i s he prt a i he e r pa ope a ora asi a m i .'N ot ng i pl i if s s i s ons s ncyt ni pl tc ne a ' hi n a ntf ubm s i ugges s Dr W a kne t . ng w t tany ofpl ntf s aim ent w er a si eff ofm er pt i assum i t Jul 2009 ha ai if l s e de ect ca opurne, ng he y di gnos si cor e t Even i D r W a ha m i di gnos d pl ntf s s pt s c ai s of a i s rc . f . ng d s a e ai if ym om , l m me c maprciea ne i ntdignossaenotc za ei aj 1 pr ee ng.Esele, dial l a tc nd glge a i r ogni bl n 983 oc di tl 429 U. a 1 06. Se Sos be 797F. a 1 ;J o y.Qui s 1 F. 1 1 69 S. t 05e e e, 2d t 81 ohns n none , 45 3d 64, 68- ( hCi.1 )( i t tte tngdoct smus a t lydrw t i e e t ta i t s 4t r 998 notng ha rai or t cual a he nfr nce ha n nmae' s pt s s gniy t pr enc ofa pa tc a c ym om i f he es e r i ul r ondii a t ta f iur t dr w s h a ton nd ha a l e o a uc n i eenc ma pr e acli f neglge ebutno acli unde t Ei h Ame nfr e y esnt am or i nc t am r he ght ndme ) nt. Pl i if s di a ee en aboutw ha t t D r W a s d ha pe f m e o ho D r W a a ntf s gr m t t ess . ng houl ve r or d r w . ng s dha te tdhi doesnotsaeaj1 3cli Se .e. ,W rg v. lns 766F.d houl ve rae m tt 98 am. e c. iht Coli , 2 841 8 (t Ci.1 ;Ruselv.Shefr 5 F. 31 31 ( hCi,1 ( rc im) , 49 4h r 985) s l fe, 28 2d 8, 9 4t r 975) pe ura . Pl i ifs m ia l f l t s a e a Ei ht Am e entcl i ag ns t N ur e . Pl n if a ntf i l ry ais o t t n g h ndm a m ai t he s s ai tf me eyalgest tNureDa û ve atnde t g s me c ne s ... eni g s r l le ha s wdy t r te d o hij dial edgl conc r ng hil ne fe, a d lja dmo t ij re , b t efist alg ta Nu s Da ywa pes n lya r e t h n s, n uh nu is' u h al o le e h t re wd s ro al wa e ' off si catng a s t i rsk ofserous har ort N ur D aw dy act l r act ndi i ubs antal i i m hat se ualy ecogni t zed he exi t e ofs h a rs i vi pl i if s s pt s A lho h pl i i fc pl i t tt senc uc i k nvol ng a ntf ' ym om . t ug a ntf om a ns ha he N ur e di notg ve hi pai m e ci ors k orw r p hi f t pl i ifdoe note a n t the ss d i m n di ne oa a s ee , a ntf s xpl i ha t d t N urs aboutsuf erng s e pai ort t s ng orw r ng hi f w asanyt ng ol he es f i ever n ha oaki appi s eet hi mor t n ape s prf rnce Se W rght 766F. a 8 ( i t ta i e' e ha ronal e ee . e i , 2d t 49 notng ha n nmat s diag e me wihmedialpe s me ove t c s ofte t ntdoe notsaeaj1 cai . s r e nt t c rol l r he oure r ame s tt 983 l m) ç( n i t steame ma belmie t wha i me c lyne sar a oppos dt tha ûA) nmae' r t nt y i td o t s dial ce s y s e ot t whih m a be c i r d m e e y de ia e't t i ae. a c c y onsde e r l sr bl o he nm t ' l omb v. i Ci lAc i No. 'M Raa, vi ton 2: c 06 201 U. Dit LEXI 1 11 a * 201 W L 381 4,a *1( D.W . 09-v- 47, 0 S. s. S 01 6, t 4, 0 235 t S. Va. Se . 201 (uoi Bowrnav. wi 551F. 44, 48( hCi.1 ) pt22, 0) q tng i God n, 2d 47- 4t r 977). Pl n if a s f l t s a e a c a m a i tDr St phe , he V D O C' m e c l ai tf l o ais o t t l i ga ns . e ns t S di a a i sr t . Pl i i fa c e D r St phe ofpr s urng hos t ls a ft t a f rpl i ifba k dm ni ta or a nt f c us s . e ns es i pia t f o r ns e a ntf c t a V D O C f iiy be or ç qua e y di gnos ng' pl i if s c ton. Pl i ifdi not o ac lt f e û ade t l a i ' a ntf ondii s a ntf d 5D r S ephe aver t the i no i ve wih ha ng i a e di c ged f om hos t s doesnotknow who ns s ha s t nvol d t vi nm t s s har r pial5 . t 5 pr vi a e de ebe o de ny vi nc yond hi m e eac us ton t tDr St phe t e s ed'hos t lsa f s r c a i ha . e ns s s ur ' pia t f, pr a pl i tf f t rf is t e ai how a e dii r e e r s t d i anyt ng o he t n nd a n if urhe a l o xpl n n xpe tous el as e ule n hi t r ha bei ta por e bac t a V D OC f iiy. A c or ngl pl ntf f is t expl n how D r ng r ns t d k o ac lt c di y, ai if a l o ai . St phe waspe s na l i ve w ih a de a oftea m e , i r t l i e f r d w ih e ns r o ly nvol d t ni l r t nt delbe a e y nt r e e t team e , t c ty a horz orwa de i r t l i fe e t m ic r t nt or a il ut ied s lbe a ey ndif r nt o s onductwhe e e n al y r ve a pe s w oul unde s a t tt m e ca c e pr de i be ng delbe a e y i f e e . M ite , r on d r t nd ha he di l ar ovi r s i i r t l ndi f r nt li r 8 F. a 85 A cc di y, a ntf f l t e t bls a def nda ' de i r t i i f r nce 96 2d t 4. or ngl pl i if ais o s a i h ny e nt s lbe a e nd f e e . 1 11. Fo t f e ng r a ons Igr ntde e nt 'm oto t di m i sa f s m a y r he or goi e s , a f nda s i ns o s s nd or um r ' J me . udg nt The Cl r i diec e t s nd co e oft sM e or ndum O pi on a t a om pa ng ek s r td o e pi s hi m a ni nd he cc nyi Or rt pl ntf a c de o ai if nd ouns lofr c d f def nda s e e or or e nt . EN TE R :Thi w.da ofN ove be ,201 y m r 2. . Qz . Se rU nied St t s D it i tJ n' t a e s rc udge pl i tf i a hasnoteve tea ed pl ntf' m edka c a n if s, nd r r t ai it s l ompl i s ant . 6