Estelle v. Gamble.docx - Connor McCarthy COR202 Estelle v Gamble Estelle v Gamble moved the Court\u2019s Eighth Amendment jurisprudence forward by finding

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Connor McCarthy COR202 02/10/2020 Estelle v. Gamble Estelle v. Gamble moved the Court’s Eighth Amendment jurisprudence forward by finding that deliberate indifference to a prisoner’s suffering can constitute cruel and unusual punishment. In so doing, the Court also established the appropriate standard for 1983 claims in the prison context. The standard must be “deliberate indifference” so that ordinary medical malpractice is not found as a constitutional violation. Respondent Gamble, a prisoner, brought a civil rights action, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the prison medical staff and other prison officials, alleging that he was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment. His allegations stem from the fact that he was doing prison work when a large bale of cotton fell on him. Gamble tried to continue work, but soon realized his back injuries were serious. Over the next few months, Gamble was treated multiple times by multiple medical personnel, yet his injuries persisted.
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