Docket No. 67682, (Calendar No. 16).

421 Mich. 774 (1985)

364 N.W.2d 280


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided March 19, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charfoos, Christensen, Gilbert & Archer, P.C. (by John A. Obee and John G. Konkel), for the plaintiff.

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Louis J. Caruso, Solicitor General, and Thomas C. Nelson, Assistant Attorney General, for the defendants.


Plaintiff was an inmate at a small minimum security facility operated by the Department of Corrections. He went to the facility's first-aid room complaining of a cough and was given what appeared to be cough syrup. Plaintiff drank the liquid and suffered injury. Subsequent analysis disclosed that the liquid he drank contained lye or other chemical substances generally found in cleaning fluid. Plaintiff instituted...

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