7th Circuit Panel Tells Judiciary To Get Over 'Fear' Of Science

CHICAGO - A trial court properly dismissed an inmate's action against prison workers for deliberate indifference to his high blood pressure, but a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said the judge's mistaken and unsupported comment that the plaintiff experienced a serious medical condition was just one more example of how judges and lawyers are uncomfortable with science and technology (Maurice A. Jackson v. Rashonda Pollion, et al., No. 12-2682, 7th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 21983).

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