The treatment he received was largely comprised of pain killers and did not

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The treatment he received was largely comprised of pain killers and did not seem to get to the root of the problem. Also, prison officials were inconsistent in ensuring that Gamble received his medications on time, or in allowing Gamble to follow his doctors’ instructions. He was also placed in solitary confinement for a time for refusing to work because of his injuries. Gamble’s claims against the prison medical staff are not sustainable. The medical staff was not deliberately indifferent to Gamble’s injuries. Gamble saw a member of the medical staff on 17 occasions. Whether the treatment was adequate cannot be decided on the record available, and the Court is not equipped to determine whether the staff’s medical judgments were appropriate. That said, the Court of Appeals focused only on the conduct of the medical staff. The case is remanded to the Court of Appeals to determine whether other prison officials were deliberately indifferent. The Declaration of Independence states that all men have "unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” which necessarily entails having the health care needed to preserve life and pursue happiness. The purpose of the US Constitution, as stated in the Preamble, is to "promote the general welfare" of the people. According to former Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-
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  • Fall '19
  • United States Declaration of Independence, Supreme Court of the United States, Universal health care, Respondent Gamble

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