United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, Western Division
Aaron E. Young, Plaintiff
Management & Training Corporation Medical, LLC, et al., Defendants
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
JEFFREY J. HELMICK, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
se Plaintiff Aaron E. Young, a prisoner currently
incarcerated at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, filed
this civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging
deliberate indifference to his medical needs in violation of
the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. He
names as defendants Management & Training Corporation
Medical, LLC, Management & Training Corporation, Dr.
Stein, Unknown Sick Call Nurse, Unknown Medical Record
Keeper, and Vickie Donahue. For the reasons stated below, I
am dismissing the Complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§§ 1915(e)(2)(B) and 1915A.
relevant times, Plaintiff was incarcerated at the North
Central Correctional Complex (NCCC). Plaintiff alleges that
defendant Management & Training Corporation (MTC) manages
the daily operations at NCCC, and that defendant Management
& Training Corporation Medical, LLC (MTC Medical) is a
subsidiary of MTS responsible for providing medical care to
prisoners at NCCC. According to the Complaint, defendant Dr.
Stein is employed by MTC and MTC Medical as a physician at
NCCC, and defendant Vickie Donahue is employed by MTC and MTC
Medical and is the Healthcare Administrator responsible for
overseeing the medical department at NCCC. Plaintiff claims
that defendants unknown nurse and unknown recordkeeper are
also employed by MTC and MTC Medical. Plaintiff sues MTC and
MTC Medical in their official capacities, and all other
defendants in their individual capacities. (Doc. 1 at 2).
asserts the following factual allegations. In 2014, while
incarcerated at the Correctional Reception Center (CRC), he
developed a small bump in the middle of his chest that a
nurse at CRC diagnosed as a keloid. In March 2016, the keloid
began to grow and became painful. Defendant unknown nurse
told Plaintiff she would schedule him to be seen by a doctor,
but he was not seen until December 2016 by Dr. Wilson, who
recommended surgical removal. Plaintiff alleges that the
delay in seeing a doctor occurred because the unknown nurse
did not properly note in his medical file that an appointment
should be scheduled.
in December 2016, Dr. Wilson informed Plaintiff that her
surgical recommendation was denied, and steroid injections
were recommended instead. Plaintiff was to receive monthly
injections beginning in January 2017, but he did not receive
his first injection until March 2017, allegedly because the
unknown record keeper failed to schedule an appointment.
Plaintiff received a second injection in April 2017 and,
after the second injection, the keloid reduced in size.
Wilson resigned from her position and Plaintiff did not
receive any further injections. Plaintiff alleges defendant
Donahue stated that Dr. Wilson did not note in his file that
Plaintiff was to receive monthly injections, but Plaintiff
claims this is not true. Plaintiff states that because he did
not receive further injections, the keloid began to swell and
itch and was painful.
Dr. Stein saw Plaintiff regarding the keloid in September
2017, and told Plaintiff that he would develop a treatment
plan and prescribe pain medication. In November 2017, Dr.
Stein informed Plaintiff that Stein and Donahue had
determined that Plaintiff would not receive any further
treatment for the keloid because a keloid is a cosmetic issue
and Dr. Wilson should not have administered the steroid
injections. Plaintiff informed Dr. Stein that the injections
reduced the swelling and the keloid was painful, but Dr.
Stein told Plaintiff he did not care and his word was final.
alleges that the keloid is about two inches long on his
chest, and causes pain when he is working out, playing
sports, breathing heavily, or stretching, which has resulted
in him becoming overweight. Plaintiff also claims that due to
pain from the keloid, he sleeps sitting up in his bed or in a
claims that MTC and MTC Medical have an unconstitutional
custom and policy of delaying and denying inmates medical
treatment and maintaining inadequate medical records.
Plaintiff also claims that MTC and MTC Medical have a custom
and policy of failing to train and supervise employees to
properly maintain medical records and schedule inmates for
medical appointments. Lastly, Plaintiff alleges that
defendants Stein and Donahue violated his constitutional
rights by failing to carry out Dr. Wilson's treatment
plan and to provide him with pain medication. (See
Doc. 1 at 3-7).
claims that he sought administrative remedies to no avail.
Plaintiff seeks: (1) $50, 000.00 each in compensatory and
punitive damages from the unknown defendants; (2) $250,
000.00 each in compensatory and punitive damages from
defendants Stein and Donahue; and (3) $1, 000, 000.00 each in
compensatory and punitive damages from MTC and MTC Medical.
(Doc. 1 at 8).
expressly authorized to dismiss any civil action filed by a
prisoner seeking relief if I conclude that the Complaint is
frivolous, fails to state a claim upon which relief may be
granted, or if the Plaintiff seeks monetary relief from a
Defendant who is immune from such relief. See 28
U.S.C. §§ 1915(e)(2)(b) and 1915A; Hill v.
Lappin, 630 F.3d 468, 470-71 (6th Cir. 2010). A cause of
action fails to state a claim upon which relief may be
granted when it lacks “plausibility in the
Complaint.” Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 550
U.S. 544, 564 (2007). A pleading must ...