Gaither E. Nichols v. Stephen D. Crawford ( 2001 )


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  •                       United States Court of Appeals
                              FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
                                     ___________
    
                                     No. 01-2005
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    Gaither E. Nichols,                   *
                                          *
                Appellant,                *
                                          *
           v.                             *
                                          *
    Jefferson County Jail; Jefferson      *
    County Sheriffs Department,           *
                                          *
                Defendants,               * Appeal from the United States
                                          * District Court for the
    Stephen D. Crawford, Dr.,             * Eastern District of Missouri.
                                          *
                Appellee,                 *
                                          * [UNPUBLISHED]
    Linda Unknown, Nurse; Unknown         *
    Holman, Sgt.; Unknown Stevens, Lt.; *
    Unknown Young, Cpl.; Unknown          *
    Mercer, Cpl.; Unknown Lockwood,       *
    Cpl.; Unknown Gunnett,                *
                                          *
                Defendants.               *
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                             Submitted: December 7, 2001
                                 Filed: December 14, 2001
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    Before BOWMAN, BRIGHT, and LOKEN, Circuit Judges.
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    PER CURIAM.
    
           Gaither Eugene Nichols, a former pretrial detainee, appeals the district court’s1
    adverse grant of summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against jail doctor
    Stephen D. Crawford. In his second amended complaint, Nichols claimed that during
    his April to September 1998 detention, Crawford violated his constitutional rights by
    not adequately responding to Nichols’s repeated complaints of shoulder pain. After
    de novo review of the record, see Christopher v. Adam&s Mark Hotels, 
    137 F.3d 1069
    ,
    1071 (8th Cir.), cert. denied, 
    525 U.S. 821
     (1998), we agree with the district court that
    Crawford’s conservative course of treatment did not demonstrate deliberate
    indifference to Nichols’s serious medical need, see Bellecourt v. United States, 
    994 F.2d 427
    , 431 (8th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 
    510 U.S. 1909
     (1994); Davis v. Hall, 
    992 F.2d 151
    , 153 (8th Cir. 1993) (per curiam).
    
          Accordingly, we affirm. See 8th Cir. R. 47B.
    
          A true copy.
    
                 Attest:
    
                         CLERK, U.S. COURT OF APPEALS, EIGHTH CIRCUIT.
    
    
    
    
          1
           The Honorable Rodney W. Sippel, United States District Judge for the Eastern
    District of Missouri.
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