Cobbs v. Moses et al, No. 7:2017cv00525 - Document 7 (W.D. Va. 2017)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Glen E. Conrad on 12/14/2017. (tvt)
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CL K'OF I U.. S r e ER S FCE S DIX w AT ROANOKE, VA -(.fD Dl b DEC 1i 2 1 27 I TH E UNI N TED STATES DI STRI COURT CT FO R TH E W E ST ER N DI STRI T O F W R G I I C N A R O AN O K E DI I O N V SI BI LLY DU PR EE C O BBS, JULA t 7t3 I J -z - / BY; DE CA SE N O .7: 17CV 00525 Pl ntf , ai if M EM OR ANDUM OPI ON M DR. OSES, K , M c By: G l E.C onr en ad Seni U ni e St esD i t i tJudge or t d at src Dee f ndant . Bil Dupr e Cobbs a Vig ni i t pr ee ng pr K ,fld t s ci lrg s a ton ly e , r i a nma e oc di o ie hi vi iht c i . ptrua tt 42 U. C.j1983,algi t the ha r eve i de t me c lc r f hi ls n o S. le ng ha s ec i d na quae dia a e or s h mi whi i al Up nrviw o t rc r ,h c u t i st tt a to mu tb 'l rl e a l nj i. o e e f he e o d t e o r fnd ha he cin s esl iy e mma dimi s d. s se Co b arv d a t eNe Ri rRe i n lJ i (G ej i' o J n 1 20 61 Beo ehi b s rie t h w ve g o a al Ch al) n u e , 1 . f r s t ' i ar e ai n,he ha be n di gnos d wih aher a,buti di notbot rhi t i t m i e of nc c r to d e a e t ni t d he m mtl he ddl 201 He be n t e re e d n a a bur ng s ns ton' i hi l ra 7. ga o xpe inc s pai nd ni e a i ' n s owe bdom e a as d n nd ke f m e ca a tnton. Compl,CobbsAf .1 ECF No.1 2. Cobbs t d Dr M os a or di l te i . f , ol . es boutt he he ni di gnossa pan. The doc o e ane t tt pan wasca e by mus l sc tng of r a a i nd i t r xpli d ha he i us d c e uti f cr ulton t Co ' i e tnes bu hi c r nt c ton was no a e e g nc wa r ntng ic a i o bbs nt si , t s ur e ondii t n m r e y ra i s g r W he Cobbst d Dr M os t the ha t e mor ye st s r i prs t doc o ur e y. n ol . es ha d hr e e ar o e ve n ion, he t r Cobbs v. Moses et al Doc. 7 a s d li t ha t he ni r paie s a t rhi r l as bec us i w oul onl ge w or e. dvi e / lm o ve he r a e r d oon f e s e e e, a e t d y t s Se r lwe l tr Cobbsbe n t s f rpai du i urna i a bowe moveme s ve a eks ae , ga o ufe n rng i ton nd l nt . Hi ve t ra d e i l d t s r i ofbe e r day t tc us d bl tng,a pas i s ge a in i t ncude wo e vngs ' ans ve y ha a e oa i nd sng g swa p i f l Co b fld a rq e tt c n et t rgua j i de a d s e anls . The a s an u. b s ie e u s o ha g o he e lr al it n e t e r l Thefcsa pr s nt i Cobbs's a t s e e ed n ubmisonsa esaedi t lghtmos f vor bl t hi . si r tt n he i ta a eo m Dockets.Justia.com nu s pr ded m e cai n t hep li m ove hi bowe gal r co me d t the s d ç d r e ovi di to o l lm s l rd e m nde ha houl ç hol t he ni i 'whie usng t ba hr . 1 W he Cobbs r c ve no r pons t hi dit he r a n' l i he t oom d. n e ei d es e o s e c nger ue t he soppe eai A ntr ehe s ha eq s, t d tng. ls poke t a o boutt difc test ve t ra di t he fi uli he ge a i n e wa ca i t d hi t fl a dit c nge r que twih Be t Ake s ' di s but g no s usng ol m o ie e ha e s t ty r . He d o, ot rs e pons . Afe s ve a ti t m e c la e tr e r l rps o di a bouthi he i s s m a ympt s he s w Dr M os a i om , a . es gan. The docor s i t tbe us t he i G s tGt ck'...i wa n' a e e g nc ' I a 2. t a d ha ca e he m a ç n' su wa t s t n m r e y. d. t ' Cobbsa ke t docorf a ditc nge,a s t r fer be n r evi r ulrdi m e l . s d he t or e ha nd oon he ea t , ga ec i ng eg a et a s Cobbs t n de ope c tpai n t tirtt d t he i He as d f m e ca c r he vel d onsi to ha ria e he nla. ke or di l a e a r ceved m e c ton t hep m ove hi bowe s Thenur e t d Cobbs t tçhe c tpa i n nd e i di a i o l s l. s ol ha ç onsi to t c mefo t h r a a d t a sn e i wa n' a e r e y t tt eji c ud td a yti a ' m he eni n h t ic t s t n meg nc ha h al o ln' o n hng r a bouti. L. Eve wih me cain,Cobbs c i d t s frfom c tpai sopped t' da ' , n t di to ontnue o ufe r onsi ton, t e tng,a gr w de e s d. He C ys he ç ai nd e pr s e a ç i r a ba pan' a wa agg ava e a hi was n e l d i ' nd s r t d t s i biiy t ge hel I He c ked hi s l i o a i szai s gr ton a m e wih a na lt o t p. d. hec m ef nt dm nit tve e egai nd t t m e alhe t co ms or butwa no s c da . Ba i G bl ky Cobbscon i nt alh t el , s t uii l ck n t oc ' G' tnued no e tng. t ai He bega e re i pan i hi t si l whe he waked a Gr quese t s s m e n xpe i ncng i n s e tces n l nd Ge t d o ee o body a o ti b t( ln v rg tar s o s . J a 3. He( s e M ao Stla df rag iv n ea d b u t u he e e o e p n e' . t 'I G k d j r alr o re a c n a n v rr c ie o . I ta (e wa s n t me ia't se ad co . L= Thi d co dd n t e e e ev d ne nse d h q s e t o dc l o e o tr 4. s o t r i o ' as a utt he i bu or r a X-a r a e t Co 'c k bo he m a, t de ed n r y elt d o bbs ompli sofc tpai ant onsi ton. Cobbs we ba k t li cel a da pas e He wr e St lr a i as ng f r a nt c o ls l nd ys s d. ot ala d ga n, ki o gr e nce. N ur e Li a Fe ge s n r s nde t t s r que t t li Co t tt X - a r s t i va s s r r o e po d o hi e s , e lng bbs ha he r y e uls s howe t thewas: K. L. bbssaes G ke tli t m mytsil hur a Iwasi d ha & ' dsCo tt :1 pt elng he O. ' s I etces t nd n p i.Ic l dmymohe.Sh c lgd u t t ej ia I sgve a utas u d. 1 an al e t r e ale q p o h al nd wa i n n lr o n ' d. ' 2 Cobbs ne wr t r quesst m e ca t ta tr s ve a daysofno e tng,hi tdne was xt o e e t o di l ha fe e r l t ai sl da k a t r s hough i ha bl i i. Them e c lsa ft a urne s mpl a r f re hi t Dr t d ood n t di a t f ook i a e nd e e r d m o . M o e . Co b t l te d co t a t e h r i G t t )b dl h 1ha t h l i i wh n ( e ss b s od h o tr h t h en a ç l l a , e d o o d t n e h l hr wakldla d ( ma e i . . r t j mpu a d d wn fo l ilb n ' J s t4.Thed co l e , n i d l t . had o u p n o rm l s u k. - a t 1 'i o tr agan expli d t tt he ni wa notpr e l û t k,'s wa nota e e ge y f rwhih t i a ne ha he r a s es nty G uc ' o s s n m r nc o c he j i wo l a rn e f rslg r J- Dr M o e si t a i i g tsu k,Co b t u d be i al u d ra g o t ey. .. . s s ad h t f t o tc r # bsG l wo n s ro pan t whee g wo dn' be a et wak orstup. L. Co as Dr M os st eius i o r hel ul t bl o l i ' d bbs ked . e o ' . a G a ( s me c lr or t t DOC, bu t d t s d no,be a et DOC Gwo dn' do E x hij dia ec ds o he f ' t he ocor ai ' c us he û ul t a li a uti' et r l Days lt r Cobbs s w Nur e Fe ge s a i a s t d hi nytlng bo t' ihe . d. ae, a s r ron gan, nd he ol m t que t d s di a e r nd r e ' ' t thi t ts wed he wa GO. ' 1 He ç e se hi m e c lr co ds a wasdenid.z ha s 8s ho s t K.' d. Com pl Exh.1, . ECF N o.1 1 -. On No e e 2 ,20 7,Co b sg d h s j1 8 Co lit algn t e f lo n v mb r 0 1 b s ine i 9 3 mp an , l ig h olwi g e cams ( )Dr M o e s i t henawa no sro se o g f rs r ey a d Co b c ul lv li : 1 . s s ad he r i s t e iu n u h o u g r n b s o d i e wi i;( )Ntre Feg ro t l Co b t tts rs t s o d n c mpiain fo t t t 2 ts r e s n od b s ha et euls h we o o lc to s r m he h h r i, adhewo db OK, n d r e li r q e tfrc p e o me ia r c r ; n ( )M ao ena s i ul e a d el d l e u s o o is f d c l e o ds a d 3 j r i s St la d ne r ga Co a lr ve ve bbs a g i va re nce f m . As r le , he s ks mone a y da a s a or e if ee tr m ge nd ç m i srtvepunihmen s'f t de e nt . Compl Ata h.ECF No.1 3. & nitai ad s t ' or he f nda s . tc , I1 . 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Co 'co pli a e bis do no pr de a f c ua bassf a Ei h Am e e bbs m a nt nd xhi t t ovi a t l i or n ght ndm nt u z x v cam.Dt i t esx mo t ssn eheb g nt c mpli t j i o fcasa o t sh r i is e , li l ng h i n h i c r e a o o an o al fiil b u hi e na su s t m e ca sa fhaspr ded me c ton f rhi co tpa i r f re hi t t doc o s ve a he di l t f ovi dia i o s nsi ton, e e r d m o he t r e r l tmes o de e di gnosi t t,a monior d hi c ton. Alhough no as quikl a he i , r r d a tc ess nd t e s ondii t t c y s woul ha lke her eve a d e c nge.Thedoc ora t nur eha o f r d Co tpst d ve i d, ec i d i t ha t nd he s ve f e e bbs i o ale a et dico f t ca e by t he ni butt ha i or e hi s ve a tm est thi lvit he s m ors us d he r a, hey ve nf m d m e r l i ha s co to i no a e r e y a doe notr uie i e a e s ge y. Att s m etme,t s ndii n s t n me g nc nd s eq r mm dit ur r he n i he e def nt ha t d hi t t s d hi s enda s ve ol m ha houl s ympt s c nge i wa i c tng c om ha n ys ndia i omplc tons ia i wi t eh m i,tej i wo d arng f rli t ha e s r ey.Co b 'a p n b l ft a he t h e a h al ul ra e o l o v u g r h m b s p ge t ei h t e s d ha ha s ge y by nov i no hi m or t n a diam e m e wih t de e nt houl ve d ur r v s t ng e ha s e nt t he f nda s' me ia j g n ta slg r i n tc re tyame ia n c siy.S c ds g e me t b t e dc lud me t h t t ey s o u rn l r dc l e e st u h ia r e ns ewe n apain a d h sme ia p o i esae n ta to a l t e j 1 8 . Be a e Co b d e no te t n i dc l r v d r r o ci n b e md r 9 3 c us b s o s t ofe e de e t tdea ofszge yha ca e orwilc e hi a s t nta hnnn,he f l f r vi nc ha ly lr r s us d, l aus , m ny ubsa il ais t sa ea Ei hAm e e cli a ns a ne o tt ny ght ndm nt am gai t nyo . 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