United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
J. ROSENSTENGEL United States District Judge
Cordero Robinson, an inmate of the Illinois Department of
Corrections currently incarcerated at Lawrence Correctional
Center (“Lawrence”), brings this action for
deprivations of his constitutional rights pursuant to 42
U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff brings claims pertaining to his
treatment (or lack thereof) for a brown recluse spider bite.
case is now before the Court for a preliminary review of the
First Amended Complaint (Doc. 7) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
1915A, which provides:
(a) Screening - The court shall review,
before docketing, if feasible or, in any event, as soon as
practicable after docketing, a complaint in a civil action in
which a prisoner seeks redress from a governmental entity or
officer or employee of a governmental entity.
(b) Grounds for Dismissal - On review, the
court shall identify cognizable claims or dismiss the
complaint, or any portion of the complaint, if the complaint-
(1) is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim on
which relief may be granted; or
(2) seeks monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from
action or claim is frivolous if “it lacks an arguable
basis either in law or in fact.” Neitzke v.
Williams, 490 U.S. 319, 325 (1989). Frivolousness is an
objective standard that refers to a claim that any reasonable
person would find meritless. Lee v. Clinton, 209
F.3d 1025, 1026-27 (7th Cir. 2000). An action fails to state
a claim upon which relief can be granted if it does not plead
“enough facts to state a claim to relief that is
plausible on its face.” Bell Atlantic Corp. v.
Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 570 (2007). The claim of
entitlement to relief must cross “the line between
possibility and plausibility.” Id. at 557. At
this juncture, the factual allegations of the pro se
complaint are to be liberally construed. See Rodriguez v.
Plymouth Ambulance Serv., 577 F.3d 816, 821 (7th Cir.
careful review of the First Amended Complaint and supporting
exhibits, the Court finds it appropriate to exercise its
authority under § 1915A; this action is subject to
First Amended Complaint
has named Nick Lamb (Warden), Y. Shriyarn (Medical Director),
Lorie Cunningham (Health Care Administrator), N. Baker
(Licensed Practical Nurse), L. Harvey (Registered Nurse), L.
Lamp (Licensed Practical Nurse), Wexford Medical Services,
and Wexford Medical Providers as Defendants. (Doc. 7, pp.
1-2). Plaintiff's statement of claim, in its entirety, is
On April 23, 24, 2017; June 22, 23, 2017; I was being
attacked and intentionally being denied the proper medical
treatments such as a (Technical) shot regarding 2 brown
recluse spider bites here at Lawrence inmate healthcare unit.
Right now I am experienc[ing] excruciating pain in my forearm
on the right side, and my left leg hurts from walking and my
left side of my face also hurts with pain. See
(Doc. 7, p. 6).
has attached two affidavits to the First Amended ...