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Scotty Santos Diaz v. Dr. Delgato, et al. – 1:19-cv-24067-UU - Posted 5-19-2020

While incarcerated at Dade Correctional Institution, the Plaintiff, Mr. Diaz, filed a pro se 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against four medical professionals and other state prison officials. Mr. Diaz alleges that that upon his transfer to the Dade CI in November 2018, his glaucoma was left untreated for 5½ months despite his up-to-date prescriptions, numerous doctor appointments, optometrist consultations, medical emergencies, and administrative grievances. He seeks compensatory and punitive damages and declaratory relief given the irreversible damage to the optic nerve in both eyes, lost vision, and extreme pain.

Upon initial screening, on May 19, 2020, the Court ordered that the case proceed against (1) Dr. Delgato, primary care physician; (2) Dr. F. Papillon, chief health officer; (3) L. Re. Molina, P.A., physician’s assistant; (4) Mr. Lafont, pharmacist; (5) Mr. M. Corrales, Assistant Warden; and (6) Mark S. Inch, Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections, in their individual capacities for compensatory and punitive damages. The Defendants have not yet been served.

The volunteer representation would entail representing Mr. Diaz by filing an amended complaint, representing him during discovery and mediation, at trial, and the duties in preparation for trial. Please contact Kathryn Harlan, courtroom deputy to U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro by email (, if you are interested in representing Mr. Diaz.