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Prisoner’s Diagnosis

A federal court in Connecticut declined to dismiss a prisoner’s civil rights suit against a prison doctor. The prisoner alleges the physician was “deliberately indifferent towards his facial lesion, which was later diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma.” The doctor did not order a biopsy or a follow-up appointment. 

ENFIELD, Conn. – A federal court in Connecticut declined to dismiss a prisoner’s civil rights suit against a prison doctor. The prisoner alleges the physician was “deliberately indifferent towards his facial lesion, which was later diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma.” The doctor did not order a biopsy or a follow-up appointment. 

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