No Denial Of Medical Care

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4. No Denial of Medical Care In order to state a constitutional claim under the Eighth Amendment for lack of proper medical care, a prisoner must meet a three-fold test. First, the actions or inactions of prison authorities must correspond to a "deliberate indifference" standard. Estelle v. Gamble, 429 U.S. 97 (1976). Secondly, that deliberate indifference must be directed "to [a] serious medical need [ ]". Id. In order to state an Eight Amendment claim for denial of medical care, a plaintiff must demonstrate that the actions of the defendants or their failure to act amounted to deliberate indifference to a serious medical need. Id. at 106. Additionally, there must be some personal involvement on the part of prison officials. West v. Atkins, 815 F.2d 993 (4th Cir. 1987), rev 'd. on other grounds, 487 U.S. 42, 106 S.Ct. 2250 (1988). “Deliberate indifference to a serious medical need requires proof that, objectively, the prisoner plaintiff was suffering from a serious medical need and that, subjectively, the prison staff were aware of the need for medical attention but failed to either provide it or ensure the needed care was available.” Blackwell v. Webb, et al., Civil Action No. RDB-13-1947, at 10. In Miltier v. Beorn, 896 F.2d 848 (4th Cir. 1990), the Court of Appeals reviewed the standard to be applied when considering an inmate 's claim that he was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment as a result of deliberate indifference by prison personnel to an inmate 's
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