No. 16-4565.

Tyrone Ellis, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Patrick Drummond, APN, East Arkansas Regional Unit, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: August 10, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Brent J. Eubanks , for Defendant-Appellee.

Before GRUENDER, BOWMAN, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.



Arkansas inmate Tyrone Ellis appeals after the district court1 adversely granted summary judgment in his pro se 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs.

Upon careful review, we conclude that summary judgment was appropriately granted, as the record established beyond genuine dispute that Drummond did not disregard Ellis's medical needs. See Fourte v. Faulkner Cty., Ark., 746 F.3d 384, 387 (8th Cir. 2014) (concluding that a deliberate-indifference claim requires showing that defendants actually knew of, but deliberately disregarded, objectively serious medical need); Peterson v. Kopp, 754 F.3d 594, 598 (8th Cir. 2014) (requiring that a grant of summary judgment be reviewed de novo, viewing record in light most favorable to non-moving party). Accordingly, we affirm. See 8th Cir. R. 47B.


1. The Honorable D. P. Marshall, Jr., United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, adopting the report and recommendations of the Honorable Joe J. Volpe, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.


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