IU McKinney Professor Robert Katz and Indianapolis attorney Mark Sniderman, ’06, have won an order from the United States District Court that says the Indiana Department of Corrections must provide inmates with recommended hepatitis C treatment. Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, ’83, wrote the order. A story about the case appeared in the Indiana Lawyer.
“The Court concludes that the undisputed evidence in this case establishes that Plaintiffs’ need for medical treatment is toward the high end of the range (of medical need), and Defendants’ deliberate refusal to provide that treatment constitutes a violation of the Eighth Amendment,” Judge Magnus-Stinson wrote.
“We are reviewing the court’s order carefully. Our clients hope to have access to this life-saving treatment soon,” Professor Katz and Sniderman said in a statement.